Tag: christianity

Tim Farron, bigotry, and Grenfell

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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Advent Calendar Day 7: Charity!

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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Phelps & daughter banned from UK (an unexpectedly religious post)

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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