religious fundamentalism

This article originally appeared on the Backbench website on February 23rd 2016. Religion is on the way out in the West. Recent
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While civilised people everywhere hold up their hands in horror at the massacre of children in Peshawar, Pakistan, we would do well to remember that it is human, not Biblical values, that stand firm against such evil.
Mitt Romney has emerged from a bruising primary as the only serious Republican presidential candidate. The small field of Republican hopefuls also included fellow-Mormon Jon Huntsman. Is this a coincidence?
When Stonewall first announced of its intention to run its now iconic slogan - 'Some people are gay. Get over it.' - over a thousand buses in London, I had doubts as to its merits and intentions. Wouldn't it be better, I thought, to actually run a more engaging and less confrontational campaign in favour of equal marriage than to assert a fact that is, to put it mildly, obvious?