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Call me sexist, but a man’s place is in the home

By John Jalsevac – LifeSite News (Article originally published in Gilbert! Magazine) ******* But time and again Odysseus turned his face toward the radiant sun, anxious for it to set, yearning now to be gone and home once more … As a man aches for his evening meal when all day long his brace of wine-dark oxen have dragged the ... Read More »

Barnabas Fund: Freedom to report the persecution of Christians threatened

Editorial – 26/01/2017 The freedom to report both incidents of anti-Christian persecution and the ideology motivating such attacks is central to what Barnabas Fund and other organisations have done for many years. Yet those freedoms are now under threat, particularly in the UK, but also in other Western countries. This is a three-pronged attack. First, although the press has been ... Read More »

Attacks on churches in the West – Patterns emerge from the Christmas and New Year period

Barnabas Fund – 19/01/2017 For many years now Barnabas Fund has warned that Islamist attacks on churches happen particularly at Easter, Christmas and New Year – with Islamists tending to assume that the latter is a specifically Christian holiday. More recently we have begun to warn that the current spate of attacks on churches in the Middle East and other ... Read More »

Barnabas Fund: Are persecuted Christians an embarrassment to Western governments?

Editorial – 08/12/2016 Last week we revealed how three archbishops from Iraq and Syria were refused visas to attend the consecration of the UK’s first Syriac Orthodox cathedral. As we previously reported, they were not the only ones. In the last few months, a number of Christian leaders from contexts of persecution who have been invited to undertake speaking engagements in the ... Read More »

President Obama compares Syrian refugee crisis to Jews fleeing the holocaust – but fails to even mention Christians and Yazidis facing genocide

Barnabas Fund – 23/09/2016 President Obama used his final visit to the UN to hold a special world leaders’ summit on refugees in which he declared the world refugee crisis to be “a test of our common humanity”. However, although he singled out the Syrian refugee crisis, his speech failed to even mention the plight of Christians and Yazidis despite the ... Read More »

Free speech inimical to Left’s stifling orthodoxies

The Australian – Wednesday 21 September 2016 Janet Albrechtsen Perhaps it was the delirium of pneumonia that allowed Hillary Clinton to speak so freely, putting half of Donald Trump’s supporters in what she called the “basket of deplorables”. Like the in vino veritas that sets in after a few drinks, Clinton’s honesty was refreshing. They are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, ... Read More »

Regressive Left puts bigotry and militant Islam on a pedestal

The Australian – September 17, 2016 Peter Baldwin What does it mean, these days, when someone says their politics are “left-wing” or “progressive”? This has always been debatable, but in recent times these terms have taken on meanings that earlier generations of leftists would scarcely recognise. Ideas that used to be thought cons­titutive of left-wing thinking have been turned on ... Read More »

New age nonsense seeks to censor writers’ imagination

The Australian – 17 September 2016 Caroline Overington, Associate Editor Ridiculous. It’s the only word for the situation in which we find ourselves following the provocative speech by Lionel Shriver at the Brisbane Writers Festival. How ridiculous that we are debating in an even remotely serious way whether white writers can include black characters in their books. That sensible people ... Read More »