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What is hate speech and who is responsible for it?

Hate speech is widely defined as follows (Wikipedia):- “Hate speech is speech that attacks a person or group on the basis of attributes such as race, religion, ethnic origin, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  The law of some countries describes hate speech as speech, gesture or conduct, writing, or display that …

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Mason at the Lodge

The Grand Master Jim McHarg, recently welcomed local MSP John Mason to Olympia House.  As well as being the local MSP, John has at times been an outspoken critic of the Orange Order and has strong views on perceived sectarianism and issues relating to the Union. Shortly after the meeting, John tweeted that there had …

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It’s good to talk

The Grand Master, Jim McHarg, together with the Order’s Executive Officer met tonight with James Dornan MSP at Olympia House in Glasgow. It was a positive and informative meeting with many issues discussed.  The meeting was another step forward in trying to create a better understanding of what the Orange Order stands for.  Also, it …

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The well-meaning legislators who enacted the 1918 Education Act no doubt had the best of intentions. A “land fit for heroes” was being fashioned in the aftermath of the First World War, and the woeful state of Roman Catholic education in Scotland stood in need of some generous new thinking. Separated from state schooling at …

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