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In church this morning, in lieu of a sermon, there was an interview with John Fenning of Asylum Welcome, about the charity’s work with Syrian refugees in Oxford. Since September 2015, seventeen refugee families have been settled in Oxford (here is a Jan 2017 story about one of them), with the help of the charity …

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Straight, white, cisgendered, non-disabled Christian man in officially Christian country resigns from public office citing persecution/suspicion* while poor people literally burn to death in tower block. *“I seem to be the subject of suspicion because of what I believe and who my faith is in. In which case we are kidding ourselves if we think …

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The quintessential Christmas charity is probably the Salvation Army. Personally, though, I’m uncomfortable donating to the SA due to their historic (and contemporary) attitudes to LGBT people, and, of their militaristic, evangelical style of Christianity. Enough hate. Today’s window opens on other and perhaps worthier causes (chosen in entirely idiosyncratic and incomplete fashion by me) …

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It doesn’t matter if you love him or capital H – I – M […] ‘Cause you were born this way, baby There’s nothing wrong with loving who are she said, ’cause He made you perfect, babe (this is a longer post than usual, and rather more discursive. Please bear with me, and/or flick straight …

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Further to my earlier post – result. Fred Phelps and Shirley Phelps-Roper (his daughter) have been banned from entering the United Kingdom. It’s good news, but not great – actually, as the Westboro website (I refuse to use the words ‘Baptist’ or ‘Church’ since the Phelps’s appropriation them demeans all other institutions with the same …

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Oh what, WHAT. Who are these disgusting, DISGUSTING people? Well, obviously I know who they are – they’re Fred Phelps, the Man Who Just Won’t Die, and his brainwashed cabal of relatives. I don’t want them in my country. I know America just got SUBSTANTIALLY COOLER (oh, Michelle Obama, you are so inspiring, I have …

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