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Brickbats and bouquets as UK celebrates the decriminalisation of homosexuality
2 years ago

Brickbats and bouquets as UK celebrates the decriminalisation of homosexuality

EARLIER this year the BBC announced that it was launching season of programming to mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, which partially decriminalised homosexual acts that …
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Opportunist Christians capitalise on grief, by Stuart Hartill

ALL of us will have seen TV news stories logging the massive national demonstrations of support for the victims of the Orlando shootings. But how many of us were checking …
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Yule be Sorry!
8 years ago

Yule be Sorry!

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There’s no way – NO WAY – I’m going to say “Happy Yule!” to my folks when I go into the frozen North for my seasonal holiday this year. No way!

Nope. They’ll say “Happy Christmas!”, so I’ll say “Happy Christmas!” Why? Because that’s what it’s called – that’s why. Has been for yonks.

Yes, yes, yes, I know the period was hijacked. I know there were festivals there at that time of year – still are – and the Christians knew (devious sods that they were) that it would be altogether easier to mould the mythology surrounding the birth of their big man onto the midwinter stuff that was going down. That way, they would get the nasty heathens to accept nice Gentle Jesus.

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