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The soft totalitarian crusade being waged against conscience is disturbing & illiberal

10 10 17

As far as the British Labour Party is concerned, having a conscience is something that needs an apology. Poor old Janet Daby, Labour’s shadow faith minister, has been forced to resign for stating that there “needs to be something in place that respects people’s conscience” if they do not wish to officiate at same-sex marriage ceremonies.

As far as Labour is concerned, it only allows one view on gay marriage, which is to celebrate it. Anyone whose conscience leads them to question this recently invented practice is therefore guilty of committing a cultural crime.

Apparently, Labour regards the freedom of conscience as a distraction from promoting its identity politics driven agenda. That is why Daby had to resign and issue the now-perfunctory apology. She tweeted, “I’m proud to support same-sex marriage”, and “I sincerely apologise for my misguided comments on Friday and I have decided to resign as Shadow Faith Minister”.

It is truly a disturbing development when someone bearing the title of shadow faith minister is forced to resign for upholding the moral status of conscience.

It is also a symptom of a profoundly........

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