Senior bishops have warned that the freedom of Christians to express their beliefs is being eroded following the introduction of equality laws.
Their comments centre on a landmark legal challenge by a churchgoing couple who were banned by a council from becoming foster parents because they believed homosexuality was unacceptable.
The bishops claim that the case, which is expected to begin at the High Court this week, will determine whether Christians can continue to be express their beliefs in this country.
They fear that the ruling has the potential to exclude people of faith from adopting or fostering children and enshrine the discrimination of those with traditional Biblical views.
(Muslim) Gunmen have taken around 40 (Christian) worshippers hostage in a central Baghdad church, Iraqi police say.
The gunmen first attacked the stock exchange in the Iraqi capital before moving to a nearby Assyrian Catholic church, where a Sunday evening service was being held.
At least six people were killed in the attacks, police said.
The gunmen are reportedly demanding the release of al-Qaeda members imprisoned in Iraq and Egypt. (continue at BBC)
Hanan Al Samawi's lawyer and fellow students say she has no links to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which is being blamed for Friday's thwarted attempt to mail bombs to Chicago synagogues.
White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan says authorities "have to presume" there might be more mail bombs like the ones pulled from planes in England and the United Arab Emirates.
…Well, not different at all, actually. It’s more of the same, just moved across the Channel and/or the Atlantic.
As Vlad says, Anjem Choudary is so helpful to our cause that we might as well put him on the payroll. Silver-tongued taqiyya artists like Imam Rauf and Tariq Ramadan soothe us with pretty lies, but Mr. Choudary reliably gives out the straight dope on Islam, every time, without fail. Sharia for him, for me, and for you, by suasion if possible, by murder and terror if necessary.
Straight from the horse’s mouth:
Hat tip: CB3.