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The Sun reported last week that UK Army chiefs will reconsider a ban on male soldiers wearing make-up after they were accused of double-standards for allowing make-up to be worn by female soldiers only. A leaked document showing guidelines on “equality, diversity and inclusion” for British soldiers in Canada said that for men “make-up is not to be worn”, however for women, make-up is permitted provided it’s “inconspicuous.” A British Army spokesperson told The Sun: “As an inclusive employer that recognises the diversity of its personnel, we are currently in the process of revising our guidance in this area to…

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Like many, my heart has become heavy over the past several weeks as legislation which sought to decriminalise foeticide was pushed through the NSW Legislative Assembly (the lower house) and was successfully passed 59-31. While it must pass the Legislative Council (upper house) in order to be enacted into law, it is immensely likely that pass it will. The sadness that I, and many others, feel however isn’t solely restricted to the Reproductive Healthcare Reform bill in of itself, but what it is representative of. Namely, the moral—or rather immoral—state of current society. We’ve not only moved away from the Judeo-Christian…

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The Sydney Morning Herald and the Brisbane Times published an opinion piece today which referred to the teaching of the Apostle Paul in the New Testament as ridiculous, vicious, and cruel. Pru Goward, former NSW Liberal minister who authored the piece, said: Christianity hasn’t prevailed for two thousand years without taking on its opponents. There was always going to be a Folau, a Christian somewhere, who was going to promote his Christian beliefs relying on the as-yet-unbanned Bible (as his faith dictates) in all its muddled, wonderful and sometimes cruel teachings to challenge today’s freedoms. Exactly what freedoms Folau has…

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Monty Python star John Cleese took to Twitter earlier this week claiming that London was no longer an English city. The 79-year-old actor who has openly supported Brexit tweeted: “Some years ago I opined that London was not really an English city any more. Since then, virtually all my friends from abroad have confirmed my observation. So there must be some truth in it… I note also that London was the UK city that voted most strongly to remain in the EU.” In 2011, Cleese “sparked fury” after he suggested multiculturalism in London caused English culture to disappear. “I’m not…

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On March 16 the World Naked Bike Ride is set to hit Melbourne for the 14th year in a row. The event started off in 2006 with only 14 riders, however over recent years, hundreds of people have shown up to strip off and participate in the event. According to one of the organisers, the idea behind the naked ride is to highlight blinding and vulnerability issues, protest car culture, and promote positive body image. A statement on the event’s website explains: “Through our naked and highly visible presence on the streets of Melbourne, we aim to: Highlight the vulnerability…

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John M. Perkins is an American civil rights campaigner. His 2017 book, ‘Dream with Me’, is a brave step forward in seeking to create better dialogue between both black and white communities. Overall, ‘Dream With Me’ is a call for both black and white Americans to unite, in their diversity, under God. This review will focus on two primary strengths of Perkins’ work. The first strength is the presence of a Theology of Christian Liberation. Perkins refuses to take the easy path of perpetual anger, condescension and resentment – both traits found in Black liberation theology (which is largely tainted by…

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It started with Max Fawcett, from the Alberta Climate Change Office, praising David Hoggs’ boycott of Laura Ingraham. A couple of days later, Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv tweeted about boycotting Hulu, one of the companies to pull their support of Ingraham. Fawcett responded by calling Kashuv a “fragile,” “cuckservative.” So apparently, you can mess with some Parkland kids… When it was pointed out that Kashuv was also a Parkland survivor, Fawcett played ignorant, claiming to not have known. In an attempt to backpedal, Fawcett welcomed Kashuv to boycott “any darn thing he likes.” But rather than apologize to the student…

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