It would be a mistake for the Conservatives to even try to recruit him. Instead, they should follow his lead of thinking – and saying – the unsayable.
Posts Tagged: Christianity
Johnson’s critics who accuse him of Islamophobia are either confused or disingenuous. Their tactics harm mainstream Muslims.
The hard paradox is that while older people are electorally powerful – perhaps more than ever – they are also individually vulnerable.
Wanted. A Muslim, a woman, and a fearless campaigner to review claims of Tory anti-Muslim prejudice.
We doubt that such institutional bias exists. But we would say that, wouldn’t we? Fortunately, Sayeeda Warsi has hit on a solution.
Plus: A crazy clergyman, a bonkers Imam, and unreason on obesity. Richard Holden’s innocence. And: I am ready for Desert Island Dicks.
It’s a counter-intuitive take – but it’s what the sum of opinion polling in recent years tends to suggest.
Daniel Coughlan: Thirty years on from Thatcher’s ‘Sermon on the Mound’, faith is sadly excluded from public discourse
She spoke unashamedly of her religious beliefs, in a way that would sound shocking in today’s impoverished political culture.
“But the pains which he endured, Alleluia! Our salvation have procured; Alleluia!” A very Happy Easter to all our readers.
WATCH: The Prime Minister’s Easter message: “An inspiring promise of new life and the triumph of hope”
“For Christians around the world facing persecution, the message of the Cross and the Resurrection helped them to stand firm in their faith.”
“Our Shepherd is departed, the fount of living water,/At whose passing the sun was darkened…Today the gates of death and their bars as well our Saviour has destroyed.”
“There was darkness over the earth…and about the ninth hour Jesus cried aloud: ‘My God why hast thou forsaken me?’ ”
His profound sense of failure, and scorching humility, live on in his notes to himself in his Prayers and Meditations.
“Where charity and love are, there God is. Love of Christ has gathered us into one. Let us rejoice in Him and be glad.”
Alistair Thompson: Stick to the day job, Ofsted – and drop this power grab. You don’t need it to stop Islamist extremists.
This latest scheme could drag sports clubs, the Scouts and Guides and even the TA, Royal Naval Reserves and cadets into its net.
Once the State starts monitoring the counter-cultural Christian opinions, it could be your voluntary group next for thought-policing.