Wednesday, November 30, 2011

NIGERIA – Militant attacks spread

Release partners report that Islamist militant group Boko Haram has launched fresh attacks on churches in Yobe – while militants continue their attacks on Christian villages in Plateau.

Stefanos Foundation says eight churches were destroyed in Geidam in Yobe state on Saturday. Police headquarters were also attacked in a series of bombings and gun attacks. This follows a familiar pattern in attacks by Boko Haram who target security forces and Christians in their campaign to establish strict Sharia (Islamic law).

Stefanos also reports that its own staff were caught up in an attack on a Church of Christ of Nigeria congregation in Barkin Ladi town, Plateau state, last Wednesday. Four Christians died in the raid.

'Fulani Muslims were shooting at Christians from the hills and then police moved in in armoured cars to defend the village,' said a Stefanos spokesman. 'Villagers and police were being fired on from all sides. We had to withdraw for our own safety. We later saw houses being set on fire.'

Compass Direct news agency is reporting that at least 45 ethnic Berom Christians were killed in Plateau in the week leading up to last Monday. Their
attackers were reportedly Fulani Muslim herdsmen and military.

Compass said that these 45 casualties included nine Christians killed in a further assault on Barkin Ladi last Thursday and 26 killed in nearby Kwok village on the same day. Churches in Barkin Ladi were very poorly attended on Sunday as so many Christians have fled the area.

For more news and a country profile about Nigeria, click here

(Sources: Compass Direct, Stefanos Foundation, Vanguard – Nigeria)

• Ask God to comfort all those bereaved, injured or affected by recent attacks in Yobe and Plateau. Pray that Christians in those states will know God as their rock and their Saviour.
• Thank God for recent reports from Stefanos that, in some areas at least, police and security forces are protecting Christian villages from
attack. Pray that this will continue and will help persuade the many Christians fleeing the area to return home as well as deter militants.



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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850) - christiansquoting.org.uk/

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact. -- Honore de Balzac

The truest splendors are not in outward things, but in ourselves. - Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. It later entered the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971). Narrator's observation, in Seraphita, chapter III, First published as part of Romans et contes philosophiques (1831), then the Etudes philosophiques (1835).)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Pension strikes

The public sector who enjoy better pensions than the private are going on strike to protect their nest eggs. Those of us who have had to buy our own pensions have no sympathy with them. Striking is a selfish inconveniencing of the public and will be of nil effect on negotiations. But what I think is generally not known is that there are two kinds of public sector pensions. Those of local authorities actually have invested funds to pay pensions. But civil servants have no funds saved by the Treasury. Like old age pensions these are funded directly from taxation. This seems to be a further argument to restrict them.

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England Bears the Brunt of Immigration

93% of immigrants to the UK live in England. That is the conclusion of research by Migration Watch UK. Of the 7.1 million foreign born people living in the UK, 6.6 million live in England.

As for the latest projections for population growth, 86% is expected to occur in England. Commenting, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK said:

"The immigration lobby like to talk about the UK, obscuring the fact that England is six times as crowded as Scotland. Since the vast majority of immigrants come to England, it is England's place in the league table that counts. Leaving aside city states and small islands, England lies sixth among the most crowded countries in the world. As people sit in traffic jams or squeeze onto their morning trains it will be clearly ridiculous to claim that their eyes are deceiving them and there is not a problem simply because places like the Maldives or Mayotte have higher population densities than England".

This news is even more worrying due to the recent revelations that the UK population will reach 86 million by 2056. As England takes 93% of these immigrants, the impact on services, infrastructure, health care and education will be compounded for the long suffering English.

Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:

"ONS data confirms the shocking fact that the UK population is projected to hit 80 million by 2056, overtaking Germany in the process – despite having far less space – to become the most populous nation in the EU. We must get net migration down to below 40,000 to stabilise our population below 70 million. Anyone who suggests that net migration of 150,000 will do has simply not looked at the facts."

The English Democrats say mass immigration must stop now. The English Democrats support whatever measures are necessary to bring mass immigration to a complete end. Such measures should include:

• Thorough border controls with all inward and outward movements through ports being logged to provide the best quality information on migration movements.

• Stronger visa requirements for countries with a reputation for illegal movements.

• The deportation of all illegal immigrants. There should be no amnesties. Illegality should not be rewarded by the granting of citizenship. Nor should organised crime rackets be allowed to profit from people smuggling. Discovered illegal immigrants should be offered the choice between cooperatively returning straight home, or being sent to a distant offshore holding centre during the processing of their repatriation case.

• The repeal of the Human Rights Act and the withdrawal of the UK from the European Convention on Human Rights. Both of these flawed items of legislation have perversely assisted criminals while offering little of substance to the law-abiding population.

• Punitive fining and possible withdrawal of trading rights of companies, company directors and other employers who employ illegal immigrants.

• The deportation of all those immigrants who have been convicted of a criminal offence or who are advocates of, or active supporters of, extremist behaviour of a violent, separatist or destabilising nature.

• The strengthening of the customs and immigration services and the vigorous enforcement of the law. The English Democrats recognise that successive Labour and Tory governments have handed over control of immigration to the EU to such an extent that it is impossible to regain proper control of immigration without leaving the EU. The English Democrats firmly support withdrawal from the EU, subject to referendum approval, and will campaign forcefully to that end. Once the UK has left the EU full border controls can be restored.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

The stranger

A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around from then on.
As I grew up, I never questioned his place in my family. In my young mind, he had a special niche. My parents were complementary instructors: Mum taught me good from evil, and Dad taught me to obey. But the stranger... he was our storyteller. He would keep us spellbound for hours on end with adventures, mysteries and comedies.

If I wanted to know anything about politics, history or science, he always knew the answers about the past, understood the present and even seemed able to predict the future! He took my family to the first major league ball game. He made me laugh, and he made me cry. The stranger never stopped talking, but Dad didn't seem to mind.

Sometimes, Mum would get up quietly while the rest of us were shushing each other to listen to what he had to say, and she would go to the kitchen for peace and quiet.
(I wonder now if she ever prayed for the stranger to leave.)

Dad ruled our household with certain moral convictions, but the stranger never felt obligated to honor them. Profanity, for example, was not allowed in our home - not from us, our friends or any visitors Our long time visitor, however, got away with four-letter words that burned my ears and made my dad squirm and my mother blush. My Dad didn't permit the liberal use of alcohol but the stranger encouraged us to try it on a regular basis. He made cigarettes look cool, cigars manly, and pipes distinguished. He talked freely (much too freely!) about sex. His comments were sometimes blatant, sometimes suggestive, and generally embarrassing.

I now know that my early concepts about relationships were influenced strongly by the stranger. Time after time, he opposed the values of my parents, yet he was seldom rebuked... And NEVER asked to leave.

More than fifty years have passed since the stranger moved in with our family. He has blended right in and is not nearly as fascinating as he was at first. Still, if you could walk into my parents' den today, you would still find him sitting over in his corner, waiting for someone to listen to him talk and watch him draw his pictures.

His name?....

We just call him 'TV.'

(Note: This should be required reading for every household!)
He has a wife now....we call her 'Computer.'
Their first child is "Cell Phone".
Second child "I Pod"
By the way, they now have a wonderful grand child
she is a genius!
she is fondly called "Black Berry ". BB for short.
She is nearly more popular than her mom
her new baby cousin is " I pad"
This Stranger has decided to take up permanent residence in our house. what can we do

about this Monster?

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Lucille Ball (1911-1989) - christiansquoting.org.uk/

Divorce is defeat.- Lucille Ball (1911-1989)

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.- Lucille Ball (1911-1989)

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.- Lucille Ball (1911-1989) In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989.

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. - Lucille Ball, 1911 - 1989

Thursday, November 24, 2011

NIGERIA – Two girls killed in night raid

Four people were killed and six people injured in a raid last weekend on a Christian village in Bauchi state in central Nigeria, according to Release partner Stefanos Foundation.


A gang armed with machetes launched a night-time attack on Gargari village in Bogoro local government area. The injured included a two-month-old baby and 45-year-old Bebecca Zakka who lost her two daughters aged seven and ten in the raid.

Stefanos also reports that three young Christian men were shot dead by suspected militants in an attack on Rakwok village, near Jos in Plateau state, on Sunday. Stefanos reports that security forces were mobilised to protect Rakwok villagers from further attacks.

(Source: Stefanos Foundation)

• Ask God to comfort and strengthen villagers in Gargari and Rakwok, especially those who were injured or bereaved. Thank God that security forces, who have been accused of complacency or complicity in previous incidents, are being seen to be protecting Rakwok from further attack.



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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christians Injured in Attack in Vietnam Denied Medical Care

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christians Injured in Attack in Vietnam Denied Medical Care
House church network leaders finally resort to private hospital far from attack site

By Michael Ireland
Senior International Correspondent, ASSIST News Service

HANOI, VIETNAM (ANS) -- Three Christians seriously injured during a savage attack near Hanoi on Nov. 13 have been evacuated to an undisclosed hospital in Ho Chi Minh City after several hospitals in the region refused to examine and treat them.

Nguyen Thi Lan’s pelvis was broken in two places in the attack on her house church.
(Photo courtesy Compass Direct News).

According to Compass Direct News, the attack on a church leaders’ worship service of an Agape Baptist Church (ABC) house church in Lai Tao village, Bot Xuyen commune, My Duc district, left one woman, evangelist Nguyen Thi Lan, with her pelvis broken in two places and with badly damaged internal organs, according to doctors who recommended emergency surgery.

Yet previously doctors at three area hospitals had told her and two other seriously injured Christians that they were fine and dismissed them, said Pastor Nguyen Cong Thanh, head of the ABC.

Compass explained that when doctors in Vietnam learn that religious motives play a role in violence, commonly they do not dare to treat or even examine the victims of persecution.

Compass reported that Nguyen Thi Lan is a recently-retired Communist Party official who converted to Christianity only last year. Within that short time she had led some 50 people to the Christian faith, angering a fellow villager identified only by his given name, Khoan. Khoan and his son led a gang into her house and beat several people, leaving Pastor Nguyen Danh Chau unconscious and destroying property, sources said.

Compass also said doctors diagnosed internal injuries to the kidneys, liver and perhaps other organs of Nguyen Danh Chau and admitted him for hospital treatment. Nguyen Thi Tac, who had been hit with a steel shovel on her chest and stomach as well as her back, was also still in considerable pain but was not admitted for hospital treatment.

“I pray that you will patiently endure your suffering for Jesus’ sake without bitterness,” Nguyen Cong Thanh told the victims. “Know that the blood you spilled is now joined with Christ’s blood in suffering.”

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

News from A PASTOR in Egypt

Thank you for your emails and concern for the situation in Egypt at present,
we greatly appreciate and need your continued, persistent prayer for our
country!
We are all fine, the church building is fine, but many of our church members
have been very close to the conflict in the last two days in downtown Cairo.
Last night, as the conflict between the demonstrators and the Egyptian army
escalated and became extremely violent, we opened the church building to be
used as a clinic to treat the wounded. Tens of people came and received
treatment from various doctors, and many of our church members were there to
help as needed.
It is a confusing situation for us, to be honest. We are hoping for a
peaceful election process, and yet are keenly aware that the new political
parties are not ready for such a huge step and are unsure what the results
will be. There is a general sense of frustration in many people, as we
aren't seeing any of the promised changes taking place in the government or
in civilian affairs. There is still so much aggression and abuse from the
police towards the people demonstrating and now from the army as well. This
all reminds us that we still need to continue to pray fervently.
Because the elections are coming up very soon, some of the more radical
Islamic parties made a "power show" last Friday, trying to show the public
their influence and their intent to impose their opinions on the new
constitution. Simultaneously, thousands of nonreligious demonstrators showed
up, expressing their frustration with the army for trying so many civilians
in military courts, continuing to arrest citizens unlawfully, and many other
serious errors the army has made as they continue to hold the political
reins. Many youth feel that nothing has changed in Egypt, that we are still
being oppressed by the same old regime with the same aggressive spirit.
There were a number of casualties and hundreds wounded since violence
erupted on Saturday between the demonstrators and the police and on Sunday
with the army.
Simultaneous with the radical Islamic demonstration, we held an all-church
prayer meeting last Friday from 11am-4:30pm. As I wrote before, we also
participated in the region-wide prayer meeting that was on November 11th. We
think around 50,000 attended this prayer meeting, which was held in Abouna
Simeon's "Cave Church" in Garbage City. It was an amazing event, as tens of
thousands of Coptic and Evangelical Christians and Catholics came together
to pray, seek the Lord's face, and raise the Name of Jesus in the face of
all that is taking place in our country. The Spirit of God was clearly at
work and evident in the faces and prayers of the people attending as well as
in the Orthodox leaders who led from the front.
We feel the urgency to continue pressing on in intercession. Please continue
to pray with us!

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Tesco's response

I give Tesco full marks for a response the day after my email to them. It appears they are acting in response to a request from their homosexual staff. Click on the title for their url, Out at Tesco.

'Dear Mr Weeks

Thank you for your email addressed to Philip Clarke, our Chief Executive, to which I have been asked to respond.

I was sorry to learn you are disappointed with our decision to support World Pride in 2012. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to explain our reasons for this decision.

Tesco is proud to support hundreds of charities and local communities. In the last year alone we have contributed over £64 million in total to charities and good causes in the UK and across the world.

Many of these are local causes that matter to our staff and our customers in the communities in which they live. Others are big national issues, where together with our staff and customers we can make a significant contribution. We raised £7.2 million for children with cancer last year, for example helping Clic Sargent fund specialist care at home for children, and we are set this year to raise over £5 million for the Alzheimer's Society.

We took a decision to support Pride London with a donation of £30,000 because our Out at Tesco network asked us to help. Everyone is welcome at Tesco, and agreeing to the request to sponsor the event was a tangible way of demonstrating that we respect and support our colleagues.

Thank you for contacting our Chief Executive. I trust that I have clarified our position on this matter.

Kind regards

Dawn Clark
Customer Service Executive'

PAKISTAN – Evangelist shot dead by suspected extremists

The family of an evangelist shot dead in Karachi say they believe he was killed for his faith.


According to Release's partner Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan (SLMP), the family is reluctant to pursue the case with police because of fears for their own safety.

Jameel Saawan was killed by an unidentified gunman as he opened up his cosmetics shop in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal of the city's commercial district on the
morning of November 16. The gunman fled on a waiting motorbike.

One of Jameel's sons, Zahid, told Compass Direct news agency that his father was well known locally for sharing the Gospel with local Muslims, which he did every day after work. He was also widely respected as a vocal supporter of the Christian community. He had reportedly received threats after speaking of plans to set up a welfare organisation for poor Christians in Karachi two years ago. 'We firmly believe that my father was killed because of his preaching of the Bible, because there is no other reason,' Zahid said.

SLMP is also requesting prayer for a Christian housemaid, Shamim Bibi, 16, who has been accused of stealing a gold ornament from her wealthy employer's house in Lahore – an allegation she denies. Shamim's employer pressurised the police to arrest her but after an investigation they declared her innocent and released her. However, the initial report against her remains active and unless it is officially cancelled by the police she can still be arrested.

For more news and a country profile about Pakistan, click here

NEWS UPDATE:
A Christian pastor in Indian Kashmir summoned to appear before a Sharia or Islamic law court for alleged 'forced conversions' has now been arrested by
police. Pastor Chander Mani Khanna from Srinagar had had the summons from a local Muslim mufti (religious leader) to answer allegations of converting Muslim children by offering bribes (Prayer Alert, November 18). Pastor Khanna apparently attended the Sharia court where YouTube footage of a baptism he had conducted was presented as evidence of 'forced conversions'. Much to local Christians' dismay, he was then arrested by police on suspicion of 'promoting enmity' between different religious groups and of 'acts intended to outrage religious feelings'. Kashmir does not have anti-conversion laws.

(Sources: AsiaNews, Compass Direct, Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan)

• Ask God to bless and comfort Jameel Saawan's wife and children. Pray that that all those who have heard the Gospel through Jameel will reflect on his life and death and come to know God's love for themselves.
• Pray for justice for Shamim Bibi: her accuser is powerful and influential.
• Pray God's wisdom and protection for Pastor Khanna, his family and local Christians.



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Monday, November 21, 2011

Do not shop at Tesco!


As the Daily Mail has reported, retail giant Tesco have stopped sponsoring Cancer Research UK and switched their support to that annual display of aggression and depravity, London Gay Pride. But the Bible says: When pride cometh, then cometh shame (Prov 11:2).

Tesco’s idea of family – sad body-building homosexuals obessessed by looks and the male anatomy

Mr Richard Littlejohnsaid: ‘If gays want to dress up as Carmen Miranda or mince up and down The Mall in nothing but their knickers, that’s fine by me. But why would Britain’s biggest supermarket want to be associated with such an event, at the expense of cancer victims?’

There are important and effective things Christians can do:

1 Pray that God will send shame and confusion into the Tesco boardroom (you can argue He has done that already). Pray that every decision they take is the wrong one, that turnover falls, that profit turns to loss, that the share price drops, that investors leave, that directors are sacked.

2 Boycott Tesco and encourage others to do the same.

3 Mount a witness with banners and/or give leaflets out to shoppers outside Tesco’s high street stores ‘Tesco Direct’ (they can throw you out of their car park, but you have every right to witness on the street).

4 Email/write to the Tesco Group Chief Executive, Philip Clark, philip.clarke@tesco.com and their Marketing Director, Richard Brasher: richard.brasher@tesco.com. You can also write to their new Chairman, Sir Richard Broadbent, at New Tesco House, Delamare Rd, Cheshunt, Herts, EN8 9SL. His email seems to be:richard.broadbent@tesco.com

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Housing Crisis

I have blogged before on the housing crisis. IMO families should be encouraged to stay together. Divorce or cohabitees slitting up adds to demands. But the BBC has listed some radical solutions. Click on the headline. I favour three of the solutions. Contain population growth - but you need to be out of the EUSSR for this. Force landlords to sell or let empty properties - and this includes local authorities. Also unoccupied commercial premises and sites should be converted to housing. Ban second homes though this does defy my libertarian instincts. I do not think the elderly should be forced to downsize but encouraging fiscally by incentives is good.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Transexuality

In my profession I have over the years come across several men who were wanting to or had changed sex. The first was a troubled individual with mental health problems living in a fairly small community. 'She' had not had an easy life. The next was a most unconvincing would be female, male in demeanour, and a customer for home brewing supplies. Next was a good friend who first of all told me of a besetting temptation to cross dressing. Later he said this was not the whole truth, he was transexual. I reasoned with him that biology was destiny. If you had the male chromosomes the matter was closed to my mind. He persisted. It cost him wife and family, then after many years of struggle, he believes the Lord completely healed him. In none of these cases did the men become what I would call desirable females.
Now in a few months I have heard of three females who have gone to males where I work. The first I found when the name changed from female to male. The second I thought a very pleasant young man with a script for hormone injection. This is not necessarily indicative of a sex change but that is his case. I am somewhat perplexed discovering this apparent sudden flurry of transgendering in the different direction.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Paisley and Co

Back in 1974 I was taking deputation meetings in Northern Ireland when on leave from Nigeria. In a Protestant estate of Londonderry I was able to hear Ian Paisley address a political rally. He had just marched up after leading a march in the city. Starting to speak he had a bit of a frog in his throat. Clearing it he started his speech with, "Sorry about that. I must have picked up something nasty in the Bogside". It was with a long drawn out Baaawgside. Brilliant!

A few years later, again on deputation, I had a free Sunday morning in Belfast. So I decided to try his Martyr's Memorial Free Presbyterian Church. I resisted the temptation to join the local tradition of mural painting. I would love to have done a mural of Big Ian with the caption, 'No other pope here!' But I am no artist. I did feel like smuggler though, hiding my RSV under my jacket on reading a notice saying 'AV only used here'. Inside I marvelled at all the busts of Protestant heroes. Not all were I think martyrs but my thought was that it was the papists who were supposed to have the images. Noting the hymnbook, often a good sign of theological pedigree, I reckoned IRKP owed more to his friend Bob Jones than to his Reformed Presbyterian seminary training.

But the man himself was away and a colleague preached from Daniel. The sermon was adequate except for one remark which to this day has left me with a regret. I regret I did not shout out and interrupt the preacher when he quoted, Prov. 6:16-17 'These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,' For he said, 'I think we can spiritalise " hands that shed innocent blood"'. I should have stood up and shouted,'OF ALL THE CHURCHES IN ALL THE PLACES IN THE WORLD, THIS IS WHERE YOU SHOULD NOT SPIRITUALISE, HANDS THAT SHED INNOCENT BLOOD'. I am not suggesting that Paisley supported Protestant paramilitaries but I am sure they derived much encouragement from his fiery anti-papist Unionism.

He has' I am afraid, given Presbyterianism a bad name. It is not much recognised in England. The Church of Scotland is known as C of S, not as Presbyterian. So if like me you are Presbyterian in England you are likely to be tarred from Paisley's strident brush. It would not be so bad if he really was Presbyterian. But I refuse to recognise as such a church which elected a man as moderator for life, though I believe he lost that post when he entered into a governing relationship with Adams et al. Also a church which reckons to be happy to have Baptists as elders cannot be credibly Presbyterian.

But now Paisley is retiring I for one will miss him. Who else would say when a prominent nationalist associated with the IRA was injured by Protestants, 'Those who live by the sword...'

But he is of course a Marmite man. You love him or hate him. I believe he preaches the gospel of grace though perhaps not in a way that many, especially Roman Catholics would deem to be gracious. I leave the last word to his son. 'My father's a quiet and stable man.' Ian Paisley Jnr The Times Magazine 18.1.97

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Tesco funds Gay Pride but drops support for Cancer Research

I am trying to encourage my family to stop shopping at Tesco.

'Tesco has sparked outrage after dropping its support for the Cancer Research ‘Race for Life’, and announcing shortly after that it would now become a headline sponsor of Britain’s largest gay festival.

The supermarket giant has supported Cancer Research for more than a decade, helping the charity raise hundreds of millions of pounds towards combating the illness – estimated to affect one in three of the population.

But now the retail chain has signed a deal to become a major sponsor of Pride London, and will host the festival’s family area for the second year running. The family area will provide entertainment and activities for younger children.

Criticised

Critics have hit out at Tesco’s announcement and called for a boycott of the chain.

Francis Phillips, a commentator at The Catholic Herald, criticised the move, saying: “Tesco is a supermarket.

“Its remit has been to sell good-quality food and other items at very reasonable prices, and in this it has been hugely successful.

Political

“Why has it now aligned itself with an aggressive political organisation such as Pride London?

“Why has it given up its sponsorship of Cancer Research? Or at least…why hasn’t it taken up with another mainstream charity such as the British Legion or Age UK?

“There are thousands of ex-servicemen and wounded soldiers needing help in this country, and millions of elderly people in danger of neglect.

Complaint

“They are a fundamental part of the fabric of our society – the kind of fabric that Tesco should be reflecting.”

David Skinner of Anglican Mainstream, which supports marriage and family life, has written to complain to Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke and the chain’s chief executive of retailing services, Andrew Higginson.

Mr Higginson, said: “Our ‘Out at Tesco’ team will be working closely with Pride London to ensure next year’s event is even more fun.”

World Pride

Tesco said it was discussing with Cancer Research how it could support the charity’s work in other ways and would encourage staff to continue taking part in the Race for Life.

A spokesman said the decision to drop its support “is not connected to our £30,000 sponsorship for Pride, which is one of hundreds of community and charitable events that we will be supporting next year”.

London’s annual ‘gay pride’ parade, Pride London, will be extended to two days next year when it hosts the global WorldPride 2012 festival in the summer.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

British Freedom Party

I have just come across this and so far I like what I see. Click on the title for their URL.

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Irving Ball - christiansquoting.org.uk/

The past should be a springboard not a hammock. - Irving Ball

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

George W. Ball - christiansquoting.org.uk/

Nostalgia is a seductive liar. - George W. Ball (December 21, 1909 – May 26, 1994)

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