The Archbishop and Wonga

Image via CrunchBaseHave to say I was initially chuffed to see the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby laying down a challenge to Wonga and others of their ilk. The AoC communicated that he wanted to see the payday loan industry driven out of business by promoting the use of credit unions.The payday loan industry is … Continue reading The Archbishop and Wonga

Papiss Cissé and Wonga

Image via CrunchBaseA few days ago a story broke around a Newcastle United football player called Papiss Cissé who refused to wear the Newcastle strip as it displayed their new sponsor's logo. The new sponsor being Wonga, the infamous scummy payday loan company.Cissé's stand is apparently being taken on religious and ethical grounds. Religious in … Continue reading Papiss Cissé and Wonga

French ban burkha

Image by insane_capture via FlickrIt's been reorted that the France's lower parliament has voted to ban the wearing of the burkha in public. The bill would make it illegal to wear garments such as the niqab or burka, which incorporate a full-face veil, anywhere in public. It envisages fines of 150 euros (£119) for women … Continue reading French ban burkha

Christian Persecution Continues Unabated

They're at it again. From thestar.comPolice stand by as church torched, desecratedALGIERS, ALGERIA – Islamists looted and burned a Protestant church in Algeria, the congregation's leader said Monday, suggesting they were inspired by a recent spate of religious intolerance in the Arab and Muslim world.The church – hosted in an apartment block in the city … Continue reading Christian Persecution Continues Unabated