Tag Archives: England

Der Zerfall der Institution Familie ist ein viel größeres gesellschaftliches Problem als die Gleichstellung homosexueller Partnerschaften mit der Ehe

Die Politik sollte sich viel mehr mit den Folgen von Scheidung für die Kinder befassen als mit der Einführung der „Homo-Ehe“. Diese Ansicht vertritt ein führender Zivilrichter Großbritanniens. Sir Paul Coleridge (London), der eine Stiftung für den Erhalt der Ehe gegründet hat, sagte der Londoner Zeitung The Times, nur 0,1 Prozent der britischen Bevölkerung sei von der „Homo-Ehe“ betroffen, aber über 99 Prozent vom Zerfall von Ehe und Familie. In ihren Erhalt müsse investiert werden. Der 63-jährige Jurist war 30 Jahre lang Familienrichter, bevor er im Jahr 2000 an das höchste Zivilgericht, den High Court, berufen wurde. Der konservative britische Premierminister David Cameron will religiöse „Trauungen“ von Homosexuellen zulassen. Gegen den Gesetzentwurf, der „Ehe“ neu definiert und im Januar ins Parlament eingebracht werden soll, regt sich Widerstand von Kirchen und Religionsgemeinschaften sowie einer Gruppe von Unterhausabgeordneten aus allen Parteien. Die anglikanische „Kirche von England“ soll von der Regelung ausgenommen bleiben.

Via, with much, much more, which do read.

Where in the World is Chris Tilling Now?

He’s in hot water with his Bishop!

A British priest has apologized for some unholy language on his Facebook page, his bishop says.

Canon Chris Tilling Paul Shackerley, Vicar of the Minster Church of St. George in Doncaster in northern England, raised eyebrows by using the f— word and remarking that “alas, I have religion tomorrow” in some Saturday evening postings.

Peter Burrows, the bishop of Doncaster, met with Tilling Shackerley on Friday and later said the priest regretted the inappropriate language and had removed it.

“Whilst meant in a jocular sense, he recognizes that some of the language was unfitting. He has apologized unreservedly,” Burrows said in a statement posted on the diocesan website. “I have received Chris’s Paul’s letter of apology and have been assured that this will not happen again.”

We tried to warn Chris his potty mouth would get him in trouble one day…

Stay Home

If you’re in the UK.

Motorists have been urged to take extra care in treacherous conditions as snow across much of the UK turns to ice. The Met Office has issued 13 amber warnings for ice after disruption to road, rail and air travel following up to 16cm (6in) of snow in some areas. Hundreds of vehicles were stranded on the M25 and M40, with drivers forced to spend the night in their cars. A third of flights from Heathrow were cancelled and some trains and Tube services also disrupted. Snow fell over parts of Scotland, Wales, northern England and the Midlands on Saturday before sweeping down to London and East Anglia.

The devil’s dandruff has come to make your lives miserable. Stay home.

Yorkshire is the Happiest Place in Britain

Some may disagree, but I for one love it there (and in Cheshire too, and Cambridge as well).  Anyway, the Telegraph reports

Almost six in ten people in Yorkshire say that they are satisfied with their lives compared to a national average of 50 per cent, according to Mintel’s annual British Lifestyles survey. Londoners are the least content in the UK, th just under half of them claiming to be happy.  Yorkshire-dwellers’ happiness stems from the county’s abundance of open spaces, Mintel said. This chimes with its UK-wide findings, which show that people who live in cities are more likely to be unhappy with their lot that people who live in the countryside.

Visit Yorkshire.  Visit Sheffield.  You’ll really be glad you did.  And maybe even happy.

Britain’s Rioters are Now Murderers

The Telegraph is reporting

Rolling coverage of the riots as a murder investigation is launched into the deaths of three men in Birmingham, following a night of violence that spread across England.


We’ve just got word that the middle-aged man who was beaten by rioters in Ealing has died. More as we get it.

Mindless thuggery.  As one commentator mentioned on NPR, kids as young as 9 and 10 are taking part.  Where are Britain’s parents????????????

London Overnight: The Worst Rioting in Memory

The very latest news is here on the BBC.  Shockingly, rioting has spread to Nottingham, Liverpool, and Bristol.

What insanity.  I appreciate the remarks of this MP-

LibDem MP Lynne Featherstone  blogs about a Night of Shame: There can be no justifications and nowhere to hide from such behaviour. We all need to stand together on this and condemn all those who perpetrated these acts. No ifs – no buts.
So true.

7 Mothers Murdered their Children and they Aren’t In Prison for It

Because they murdered them before they were to be born and they called it abortion and they did it because, get this now, the children would have cleft palates.

Seven babies were aborted last year after their parents discovered their unborn children had cleft palate, new figures showed today. The data was among newly released statistics showing the number of late abortions which was made public after a High Court ruling. No late abortions were carried out for cleft palate but the figures showed seven pregnancies were terminated before 24 weeks for that reason.


A total of 29 terminations were for chromosomal problems, including 10 for Down’s syndrome and 10 for Edwards’ syndrome. In 2005, one baby was aborted after 24 weeks because of cleft palate – the only case recorded in the last eight years.

Most distressingly

Other data released by the Government showed there were 3,718 abortions to under-16s in England in 2010, including 2,676 to 15-year-olds, 906 to 14-year-olds, 134 to 13-year-olds and two to 12-year-olds. One 11-year-old had an abortion in 2008, alongside one 11-year-old in 2005 and one in 2002.

Teens and preteens are following in their elder’s footsteps and murdering their children. And none of them are in prison for it. And the vast majority of them did it not to spare the life of the mother but because they viewed their own children as toss-aways not worthy of life.


The 3 Year Old Vandal

Map of South Yorkshire police district

South Yorkshire

One can only imagine what kind of home-life he has.

A three-year-old boy was caught vandalising cars in South Yorkshire, data released under the Freedom of Information Act has revealed. The incident near Rotherham in May was recorded by South Yorkshire Police. The boy was too young to be charged with any offence. It was also revealed that three other children under the age of 10 were caught damaging cars this year, while three more were involved in a robbery at a snooker club.

Total depravity manifests itself pretty much right at birth. And, absent the salvific act of God, remains the dominant human characteristic throughout life.

The British Fascination With the Royal Family Knows no Boundaries

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Not even, it seems, that boundary known as decency.

While Britain has a public holiday to celebrate Prince William’s wedding, one company is taking the party one step further with souvenir condoms that urge lovers to “lie back and think of England”.

That’s taking things a bit too far, don’t you think?

Critics have dismissed the novelty condoms as “tasteless”.

Evidently I’m not the only person who sees this little trip down fanaticism with the royal family lane as odd.

Hugh Pomfret, a spokesman for Crown Jewels Condoms of Distinction, insisted they were “a unique way to remember this great British occasion”.  “In years to come, they will be a timeless memento of a magical wedding day.”

Um, how?  If they fail the little offspring born will be a constant reminder?  Or the STD?  ‘Oh yes, mate, I remember when I contracted herpes, it was just during the royal wedding…’

Bizarro world, thy name is the United Kingdom’s unnatural interest in a line of inbred monarchs.

The Catholic Church in Britain Must Acquiesce To Impropriety

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A Roman Catholic adoption agency has lost its fight for the right to continue its policy of refusing to place children with same-sex couples based on religious principles. The agency, Catholic Care, saw its battle to limit its adoption services to heterosexual-only parents collapse in a ruling Thursday (August 19) by the powerful Charity Commission, an independent watchdog in England, although funded by the British government. After a lengthy legal wrangle, the Charity Commission decreed that Charity Care’s stance amounted to discrimination based on sexual orientation because it “departs from the principle of treating people equally.”

Equality (falsely called so) is the great heresy of modern culture. Equality isn’t equality when it’s dictated by dictatorial authoritarians. And government agencies which mock equality by forcing religious people to do what they find immoral is actually nothing less than the evisceration of equality.

No, the issue here isn’t equality for gays at all. The issue here is whether or not the views of religious people will be treated equally. And clearly, obviously, they are not.  Christians around the globe are being denied equality at an astonishing rate, but no one seems to notice.