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25 June 2016
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Divided Kingdom – the Referendum

I have never felt less British; those last few strings emotively tying me to the term United Kingdom have been cut with this referendum.

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19 May 2015
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Ashers and Bad Advice

I was going to do a longer post about the cake thing but I think for now I’ll summarise with a few choice things I’ve observed today. I never held any particular ill will towards the Ashers owners but strongly disagreed with their position. Today, looking over the whole thing, I was stuck by a […]

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15 March 2015
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LGB&T lives are not a fashion show

I don’t think I’ve seen a greater misunderstanding of their own community in recent times than the story of how gay fashion designer icons Dolce and Gabbana have decided that the only valid families are traditional ones with a mother and father.

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27 February 2014
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Solution to the Flag Protests in NI

Change the Union Flag to one of these, and the flag protests will be over instantly; not even the die-hards would want these flying from their buildings!

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20 January 2014
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On Reparative Therapy

Bob is a troubled stickman. See, ever since his teenage years, he’s really hated his eyes. So much so, he wants them gone, but just can’t manage to bring himself to do it on his own. He finally decides he will go to a doctor, surely a doctor will help him? After all, it’s his body and he is free to do it, so surely someone else should be free to help him, right?

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29 October 2012
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Who will decide the next President?

It’s US election time, and all eyes are on America – who will win the day? Will it be POTUS, President Barack Obama, or will it be the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney? More importantly, WHO will decide the winner?

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2 August 2012
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Hymn or Us 2012 – “To what extent should religion influence education?”

Last night was the 2nd Annual “GLYNI Presents: Hymn or Us” event at Belfast Pride, and this year, keeping with the religious connections for the last year, the specific topic this time around was “To what extent should religion influence education?” with the obvious focus being on LGBT affairs!

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11 July 2012
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Northern Irish Identity

Some of you may be familiar with the date. 11th July. Every year. That’s tonight, by the way.

A night where people go crazier than usual, where bonfires spring up and police are on patrol. And on this ‘special’ night, I wanted to share a post from my friend, Chris Geddis, on national identity in ‘Our Wee Country’…

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13 June 2012
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Church of England on gay marriage – the consultation

I’ve had all day to digest the latest reports, documented in many other reputable news sites (and some disreputable ones). I just wanted to go through and break down the Church of England’s argument all the way down, because it is such huge bullshit. For those not in the know, the UK government put out for public consultation the issue of full gay civil marriage, and this is the ‘official’ Church of England response to the consultation.

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8 March 2012
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KONY and the Invisible Children – Does the truth matter?

I’ve not heard much about Kony… apart from of course the COUNTLESS facebook, twitter, blog, news, counter-blog, etc etc reports about the issue. Honestly, I’m kinda a bit tired of hearing about it, but I’m also intrigued by the controversy about the organisation, Invisible Children, that has made some headlines. What’s the truth? Does it matter?

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