Cameron accused of betraying Christians: Astonishing Easter attack on the PM by former Archbishop of CanterburyLord Carey accused ministers of 'aiding and abetting' the discrimination Poll: More than two-thirds of Christians feel they're a 'persecuted minority' By James Chapman PUBLISHED: 22:03 GMT, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 03:20 GMT, 30 March 2013 Many Christians doubt David Cameron’s sincerity in pledging to protect their freedoms, former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey says today. In an article for the Daily Mail, Lord Carey squarely accuses ministers of ‘aiding and abetting’ discrimination against Christians
Police spend FOUR WEEKS tracking down mother, 45, after she made Facebook joke about egging PMDebra Burt, 45, made remark in frustration over government cuts She wrote 'Cameron – I'd like to egg him' on a friend's Facebook wall Two officers visited her – they had been looking for her for 4 weeks, she said By Vanessa Allen PUBLISHED: 12:29 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:53 GMT, 25 March 2013 Exasperation: Debra Burt typed 'I'd like to egg him' about David Cameron on her Facebook timeline, only to have police turn up at her door warning her to stay away from him To Debra Burt, it was no more than an innocent expression of her frustration at Government spending cuts. She vented her feelings about David Cameron on a friend’s Facebook page with the comment: ‘I’d like to egg him.’ But the mother-of-two was astonished when two detectives arrived on her doorstep to question her…and announced they had been trying to track her down for four weeks.
Legalising gay marriage would undermine Christian view of family, claims leading Catholic archbishopArchbishop of Birmingham says government can't see 'full consequences' Warns of impact for 'children involved or wider society' in letter to churchesRemarks are latest attack from senior Catholic on David Cameron's plans | UPDATED: 02:11 GMT, 30 December 2012 Outspoken: Archbishop Bernard Longley, writing in a letter to churches in his diocese, warns that plans to legalise gay marriage could tarnish the Christian view of family life Plans to legalise gay marriage would undermine the Christian view of the family, according to a leading Roman Catholic archbishop. The Archbishop of Birmingham Bernard Longley warned that the Government cannot foresee the 'full consequences' of the proposals. In a letter to churches and chapels in his diocese, the Archbishop warned of the impact gay marriage would have on 'children involved or for wider society'
Debt-hit soldiers are targeted by 3,300% payday loan firm… in MOD's own magazineLoans company sold advertising space in Ministry of Defence magazine Rising concern about the number of soldiers getting into debtNew recruits earn less than 14,000 a year and private are paid 18,000 | UPDATED: 01:15 GMT, 30 December 2012 Condemned: The MoD magazine that includes the advert for payday loans from Forces Loans, a company charging an APR of more than 3,300 per cent The Ministry of Defence was condemned last night for cashing in on the debts of its poorest soldiers by selling advertising space in its staff magazine to a payday loans company
Archbishop of Canterbury speaks of his admiration for victims of 'outrageous cruelty and violence' in Christmas Day sermonDr Rowan Williams also said women bishops vote has damaged ChurchBut he points to positive Census which showed 59% of people still identified themselves as ChristianIt was his final Christmas Day sermon after serving a decade in office | UPDATED: 19:00 GMT, 25 December 2012 'Privileged': The Archbishop of Canterbury will use his last Christmas message to say how he has been inspired by meeting people who have experienced great suffering such as victims of gang violence The Archbishop of Canterbury spoke today of how he has been inspired by meeting people who have experienced great suffering, such as victims of gang violence. Delivering his final Christmas Day sermon from Canterbury Cathedral, Dr Rowan Williams also acknowledged how the General Synod's vote against allowing women to become bishops last month has damaged the credibility of the Church. But he pointed out a reason to be positive in the recently published census statistics, which indicated that 59 per cent of people still identified themselves as Christian
On Christmas Day spend time at church, spend time with family… and spend a little time shopping online, says Church of EnglandChurch spokesman says online shopping is OK, as long as you spend time with your family and at churchChristmas Day 'is not about self-denial'Online spending set to spike today as sales start early | UPDATED: 00:37 GMT, 25 December 2012 The Church of England has urged people not to feel bad about shopping online on Christmas Day, despite concerns about the increased commercialisation of Christmas
Sales frenzy on Christmas Day: As stores lure millions with online bargains Church leaders ask what happened to family time Sales traditionally start on Boxing Day but many retailer have brought theirs forward to try and boost sales Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has voiced concern over the move – claiming we run the risk 'of gadgets taking over our lives' | UPDATED: 23:17 GMT, 23 December 2012 Britain's biggest internet retailers have brought their sales forward to Christmas Eve – and millions of us are expected to carry on shopping online through Christmas Day.
'We are waiting for old people to die', says Rowan Williams in his last speech as Archbishop of Canterbury | UPDATED: 09:00 GMT, 15 December 2012 In his final speech in the House of Lords, Dr Rowan Williams said attitudes of 'contempt and exasperation' towards the ageing population were contributing to a range of elder abuse The Archbishop of Canterbury has appealed for an end to damaging stereotypes of older people, which he says have created a climate in which they suffer abuse. In his final speech in the House of Lords, Dr Rowan Williams said attitudes of 'contempt and exasperation' towards the ageing population were contributing to a range of abuse, from patronising and impatient behaviour to physical mistreatment
EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Should novelist Kingsley Amis and poet Philip Larkin now be regarded as paedophiles | UPDATED: 00:17 GMT, 30 November 2012 Should late chums novelist Kingsley Amis and poet Philip Larkin now be regarded as paedophiles Letters they wrote to each other indicate an interest in underage girls. Says literary reviewer Christopher Hart: ‘Some of the letters housed in the Bodleian Library contain fantasies about girls aged between 12 and 16. Perhaps they should be put on some post-mortem Jimmy Savile register, along with Elvis Presley, Edgar Allan Poe, Romeo [of Juliet fame], and quite a few others.’ Author Kingsley Amis, who wrote letters to his friend poet Philip Larkin JOHN Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, has launched a ‘menswear fashion range’ including jock-straps, buttock-revealing trousers, tank top vests with nipple cut-outs, and a pink mesh creation, pictured right, – all inspired, she says, by drawings she did as a wedding gift to her ‘hot bod’ husband in 1969
EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Andrew Marr is in purrrfect working order… | UPDATED: 22:38 GMT, 28 November 2012 Sir Cliff Richard, 72, hopes to record with the late Elvis Presley from beyond the grave, saying: ‘Outside America, it was always Elvis and Cliff. I came second to him many times and there were times when I was able to compete with his success