Social conservatism in the news

Chick-fil-A has caved in to demands coming from LGBTQQIAAP(!) activists. This resulted in the firm no longer donating to certain organisations. These included charitable, Christian organisations The Salvation Army, which is now deemed an unacceptable recipient of donation due to its supposed policies on homosexuality. More information available HERE.

Arron Banks’ private Twitter account was hacked earlier this week, and vast swathes of his personal messages were leaked. Twitter’s failure to either delete or suspend Mr. Banks’ account in the wake of this is surprising enough, but perhaps more shocking is the reaction from the left. Amongst the cheers and general exuberance at having ‘got one over’ on one of the self-proclaimed ‘bad boys of Brexit’, they failed to see the ethical implications of their support for this hacking. Had one of their messianic figureheads been the victim, they certainly wouldn’t have been as happy – imagine if Owen Jones’ dirty laundry was aired for all to see. More information available HERE.

Watering Hole

Views on the Left Editor, Peter Tutykhin, wrote a response to the debate between Corbyn and Johnson on Tuesday 19th November. Neither party fared well in his analysis; highlighting how much of a ‘tragedy’ the ‘debate’ actually was, Peter shows us all that left and right can agree on some things at least. Available HERE.

Niles Moon, a new contributor for the magazine who has written in the Sixth Print Issue, had written a fascinatingly detailed article on the Second Amendment in the USA. Explaining his arguments using his historical knowledge and contemporary writings, Niles’ article makes an interesting case for the Second Amendment. Available HERE.

Culture Columnist Matthew Bruce wrote on the portrayal of childhood in cinema, and how – much like in real life – children often grow up before their time. With reference specifically to Nadine Labaki’s 2018 film Capernaum, Matthew examines the cinematic precedent of this portrayal. Available HERE.

Social conservatism commentary

Writing for The Spectator, Douglas Murray discusses and reviews the book Disturbance: Surviving Charlie Hebdo by Phillipe Lançon – a survivor who was wounded in the attacks – in his usually elegant way. Extracting some of the most disturbing, yet important, parts of the book, Murray showcases the need for us all to remember the horrors of the terrorist attack that took place. Available HERE.

Quote of the week

‘Everybody says that they like free speech but actually they don’t really, and quite often the expression ‘I really really like free speech’ is then followed by a but.’

– Peter Hitchens, MialPlus Twitter Video, available HERE.