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Mail attacks Labour

Adrian Hilton, Archbishop CranmerDoes Adrian Hilton – former Conservative party candidate, who blogs for the Daily Mail – really believe that Harriet Harman, Jack Dromey and Patricia Hewitt are paedophiles or support child abuse?

On his personal blog, using his preferred pseudonym “Archbishop Cranmer”, Adrian Hilton writes:

But when three current Labour politicians – former officers of National Council for Civil Liberties – are confronted with documented links to something that really was called the Paedophile Information Exchange, and when it is set down in black and white that this group really did agitate for all of the aforementioned ‘progressive’ policies, you have to wonder why Ed Miliband has not at least instigated an internal inquiry and done a few background checks on Harriet Harman, Jack Dromey and (former MP) Patricia Hewitt. Instead, he declared that he doesn’t “set any store by these allegations”, and that Harriet Harman in particular is a person of “huge decency and integrity”.

The evidence (if it be) has been set out in the Daily Mail, even alleging that “the Labour government of the time may have helped finance the organisation”.

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Links round-up for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

The Unfinished Lives Project is a place of public discourse which remembers and honors LGBTQ hate crime victims, while also revealing the reality of unseen violence perpetrated against people whose only “offense” is their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender presentation.

Lady Justice and the Rainbow Flag

The ongoing story of Archbishop Cranmer versus Advertising Standards Authority. This is turning out quite fun. *popcorn*

In the real world: the Advertising Standards Authority have finally ruled that the Paddy Power “Ladies Day” advert breached their codes. Continue reading

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Persecution? Prove it.

The Christian Right are fond of claiming to be persecuted. At times, it appears to be their main hobby.

One of their number, Archbishop Cranmer, is now complaining he’s being “persecuted” by the advertising standards authority. He is an opponent of lifting the ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

One of the ads he ran on his website for the “Coalition for Marriage” (C4M) showed multiple pics of mixed-sex couples having weddings, and the key line from it was “70% of people say keep marriage as it is”.

24 people have complained about this ad.

The ASA would like Archbishop Cranmer to substantiate that claim, and have given him notice that he must do so by 21st May:

The C4M ads are offensive and homophobic. While giving the nasty views of a tiny minority, they try to imply that theirs is the broad majority view.

Against same-sex marriage? Imagine how stupid you're going to look in 40 years
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