How Anti-Masonic Myths Hurt People

In the recent case of Lesley Pilkington, the Christian therapist suspended by the BACP for misconduct, one thing stuck out for me personally. The most egregious aspect of her conduct was, undoubtedly, telling her client — who turned out to be undercover journalist Patrick Strudwick — that childhood sexual abuse at the hands of a […]

Christian and Agnostic

(This was first published in 2009.) I’m a Christian. I’ve been a confirmed Anglican since 2003. I’m a regular churchgoer and continue to be involved in all kinds of areas of parish life. I am also an agnostic. I accept the intellectual arguments for atheism, and recognized about 18 months ago that I had long […]

Daily Mail ‘Honour Violence’ Headline Smears Young British Muslims

The Mail Online has backtracked on a headline claiming that “two thirds of young British Muslims” support “honour violence.” The information was false. The “two thirds” figure actually related to those who believed in the concept of “izzat,” the concept of “honour” in certain Asian societies.┬áIn fact, 18 percent, or less than one fifth, of […]