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The Cancelled Chaplain: ‘Free speech for everybody, or you don’t have free speech for anybody’

11/07/2021

This is an interesting example of how the hate speech laws are being used. No doubt by those who would label themselves liberal, but who are in reality closed minded, progressive, authoritarian bigots seeking to impose their views and only theirs on society. The flavour comes through from this ‘ embed gender, gender identity and sexual orientation into the fabric of your organisation” – why should this be used as a primary lens in determining the attitudes of people and orgnaisations. Surely tolerance and and an open mind or more important.

Given that some now claim mathematics is racist, I await with bated breath claims that maths is transphobic!

July 4, 2021

Earlier this week the Charity Commission were urged to investigate an independent school which reported its own chaplain, Revd Dr Bernard Randall, to the Prevent anti-terrorism programme after he disputed the school’s new LGBT policies. The chaplain reportedly told pupils: ‘You should no more be told you have to accept LGBT ideology than be told you must be in favour of Brexit’. The sermon was delivered in June 2019, after the school began working with the charity Educate and Celebrate, which provides LGBTI+ inclusion training for schools, offering to “embed gender, gender identity and sexual orientation into the fabric of your organisation”.

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