Religion

May calls for culture change towards LGB&T groups

18 June 2010 14:16

Theresa May has called for ‘culture change’ in wider society to ease the equality and acceptance of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual…

In defence of Mary Whitehouse

7 June 2010 16:29

The first time I interviewed Mary Whitehouse was for the Evening Standard in 1965. She seemed to me a narrow-minded…

Gove’s school reforms get off the ground

26 May 2010 9:06

The arduous process of reforming our country’s education system begins today.  After two school reform bills were announced in yesterday’s…

The Vatican plays the “Jewish Card”

3 April 2010 14:18

Speaking in a Good Friday homily, with the Pope listening, the Pontiff’s personal preacher, Fr Raniero Cantalamessa, likened the drive…

A major test for the Charity Commission

29 March 2010 19:23

There are few more damaging allegations against the trustee of a charity than that they forged the signature of a…

Scientology: Cult or Worse?

7 March 2010 1:59

The problem Scientology has… Let me start again, among the problems with Scientology is that it wasn’t founded a couple…

Pope Benedict XVI is correct: the Equality Bill is fundamentally un-British

2 February 2010 15:39

I doubt His Holiness and I would hit it off, but he is right that Harriet Harman’s Equality Bill would…

Will faith prove Cruddas’ undoing?

16 January 2010 11:13

What intrigues me most about the Cruddas/Purnell axis is their commitment to faith in public life. Many politicians discuss faith…

What do Muslims think?

14 December 2009 18:06

Coffee House readers sometimes complain that we do not talk enough about Muslims and Islam. I have certainly shied away…

A careful believer

6 November 2009 14:45

Is David Cameron religious? In the course of his interview with the Evening Standard he provides a clear glimpse of…

The BNP’s appropriation of British institutions must be resisted

20 October 2009 12:19

Hardly a day passes without Nick Griffin cosying up to a poster of Churchill and the Few. Valour provides potent…

Biblical Corruption: Liberals & Fellow-Travelling Surrender Christians

2 October 2009 17:03

Did you know that the problem with the Bible is that it is, frankly, a book for liberal surrender-monkeys? Apparently…

Gordon Brown’s Presbyterian Conscience

1 June 2009 12:21

When a politician tries to make a virtue out of the fact that he was brought up in a household…

Geert Wilders is Still a Bigot and Still No Kind of Hero

12 May 2009 1:14

Way back in February I suggested that Geert Wilders should have been allowed to show his wee film Fitna in…

Faith and Begorrah…

30 April 2009 19:53

Good lord, it’s like the last thirty years never happened: the Irish government wants a new law to prohibit blasphemy.…

Geert Wilders is Not a Hero

13 February 2009 20:18

Several readers take me to task for not substantiating the suggestion that Geert Wilders is, as I put it, a…

Beyond The Lunatic Fringe

25 June 2008 12:46

So, yes, there’s been a mini-hiatus around these parts. Cricket and an unexpected trip to Edinburgh for a first meeting…

Score one for common sense instead…

25 March 2008 14:59

So I see this at The Corner: British Future “Muslims ‘to outnumber traditional churchgoers.’” Score one for Steyn. Interesting (well,…

A Picture of Putin

19 December 2007 21:24

Rod has an excellent and rather moving wee tale about how Time magazine ended up with a photograph of Vladimir…

Hitchens on Huckabee

17 December 2007 21:19

Hitch gets in touch with his inner Mencken today: However, what Article VI does not do, and was never intended…

Religious politicians: kooks or not?

7 December 2007 13:34

Rod Dreher asks: I agree that it was stupid that Romney should have had to have given that speech, but…

You mean Jesus lived here in America?

6 December 2007 20:38

The nice folks at Comedy Central email to say they’ve put a whole bunch of South Park Does Mormonism cartoons…

What an embarrassment!

6 December 2007 18:35

Mitt’s Mightiest Fan, K-Lo, on the speech: I think a non-talking-head American watching the speech might be embarrassed at the…

Romney’s Unsurprisingly Terrible Speech

6 December 2007 16:46

Mitt Romney’s “Mormon” speech must have been awful; Chris Matthews loved it. Clearly, I’m not the target audience for this…

First they came for Winnie the Pooh, and I said nothing…

3 December 2007 19:37

The Blasphemy of Paddington Bear: here UPDATE: I forgot to ask – is Paddington Bear known at all, let alone…