Declan complains to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government about Newham Council and its handling of his complaint against Active Newham for unfair treatment
Related blog post 5 July 2016: Will a Newham councillor take up Declan's complaint against Active Newham for unfair treatment?
TO BE CONTINUED - Declan is still waiting for the manager of Newham Council's Corporate Complaints to confirm that he is through with the Council's complaints procedure and that he can now go to the Local Government Ombudsman citing unfair treatment. ...
And we're back to non-access to our website (so much for the $1,000 per year SiteGround is paid to host our website):
1st: 26 July 2016, 9.34pm
2nd: 27 July 2016, 12.10pm
3rd: 27 July 2016, 5.55pm
4th: 28 July 2016, 11.44pm
5th: 29 July 2006, 12.29pm
Joseph McCabe (1867-1955), a former Franciscan monk who became one of the best-known champions and a prolific popularizer of freethought and rationalism in the first half of the 20th century had this to say:
"The criticism of religion seems to be an unpopular job. I am, as more zealous and self-sacrificing purveyors of skepticism will assure you, really a timid and innocuous person, yet I have had my life threatened in Sydney and have been protected by friendly guns in Denver. I have heard ladies of Minneapolis regret that none had the courage to shoot me, and British Spiritualist clergymen have deplored in their journal 'Light,' that I have never yet had the horsewhipping which I have merited. Friends have rushed before me in the streets of London to protect me, they imagined, from a vitriol-thrower, and sailors have been bribed by clergymen of the southern seas to put my luggage ashore a thousand miles away from my destination. I have been forced by the pressure of the Catholic Church on a London publisher to tear up a literary contract worth at least twenty thousand dollars, and have had my books shamelessly misrepresented in the press and expelled, under menaces, from booksellers' shops. Insults, injuries, intrigues, lies, libels, vituperations, depreciations ..."