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28Jul/1412

The Coffee House Wall – 28th/3rd August

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23Jul/141

Storm in a tea-cake

Ashers BakeryI wrote about the right to discriminate last week. I do believe strongly that individuals and private businesses must be able to exercise discrimination in their affairs, otherwise what is established is not the absence of discrimination but the subjection of the majority to discrimination in favour of certain pressure groups.

It was interesting to be reminded today of the difficulties being faced by a Belfast based bakers, Ashers Baking Company. Due to the owners objection to "gay marriage", they turned down an order for a cake which was ordered by a gay activist and would have had the words "Support Gay Marriage" written in icing over it. Of course the gay activist in question, Gareth Lee, could have found another bakers in Belfast who might have been willing to produce the confection as requested, but as is the wont of gay activists, he decided that contacting the Equality Commission was the better way forward, and shortly afterwards the bakers, Colin and Karen McArthur, received a call informing them that legal action would be taken against them.

21Jul/14186

The Coffee House Wall – 21st/27th July

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14Jul/143

The Right to Discriminate

I often need to get things published and printed, especially for various Christian activities. On one occasion I contacted a printing company and received a quote for some materials. When I sent them over to be checked they returned them with an apology and said that because they were Jehovah's Witnesses they were not able to print Christian materials for other groups.  In my response to them I commended them on having such principles, even though it meant that they would be losing business.

Now perhaps I could have taken them to court, and sued them under various hate crime or discrimination laws, but in fact I was entirely supportive of their stance. I could imagine how I might feel if I were a printer and were forced to print materials supportive of Islamic jihad, or gay "marriage", or pornography, or even some of the loonier instances of modern Christianity.

14Jul/14159

The Coffee House Wall – 14th/20th July

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7Jul/14107

The Coffee House Wall – 7th/13th July

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4Jul/142

Book Review – The Russian Origins of the First World War by Sean McMeekin

In the plethora of commentary on the centenary of WW1, this aspect of the origins has been largely overlooked of that murderous conflict. McMeekin makes good this omission with a vengeance, shining a beam on Russia's culpability in the gestation of the disaster.
That war should break out in Europe was a inevitability. Edward VII said war could not be avoided, but we should be fully prepared to meet its consequences. None of the European leaders wanted war, it was the men below them who did. Austria wanted to neutralise Serbia, Russia lusted over the possession of Constantinople, Germany feared encirclement and Russian industrial expansion, France wanted revenge for the war of 1870. England was indifferent to all this Continental squabbling, she had an empire to administer. Unfortunately, England was central to the calculations of the protagonists. Russia and France would not go to war without England while Germany wanted a neutral Britannia. In July and August 1914, the diplomatic lie machine was cranked up.
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30Jun/14106

The Coffee House Wall – 30th/6th July

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29Jun/145

The violence of Islam against apostasy

It is entirely reasonable to point out that not all Muslims are violent or extreme in their views. David Cameron is quick to point out that what we need to resist is not Islam and Muslims, but Islamists and their extreme ideology. Let's go with this distinction, though there are many who believe it is without merit. We can say, for the sake of argument, that it is only extremist Muslims who hold to violence as a means of gaining and preserving control over their own populations and other minority groups.

23Jun/14106

The Coffee House Wall – 23rd/29th June

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