The UK Express reports, Aug. 18, 2015, that data released by the Office of National Statistics show that while Amelia and Oliver were the favorite names nationally, Muhammad topped boys’ names in London.
But when spelling alternatives including Mohammed, Muhamad and Muhammet were combined, the traditionally Muslim name overtook Oliver as the United Kingdom’s favorite boys’ name.
In 2014, 6,649 boys born were called Oliver, 5,800 were named Jack, but a total of 7,240 baby boys were named variations of the name of the Islamic “prophet” — 3,588 Muhammads, 2,536 Mohammeds and 1,116 Mohammads.
Helena Horton reports for the London Telegraph, Aug. 17, 2015, that 1 in 2 young people in the UK define themselves as not 100% heterosexual.
A new YouGov survey asked 1,632 British adults to rank themselves on the Kinsey sexual orientation scale, on a scale of 0 (exclusively heterosexual) to 6 (exclusively homosexual). Only 46% of those aged 18-24 saw themselves as totally heterosexual, while 49% defined themselves as something other than totally heterosexual. 1% of those who answered the survey identified as asexual; 3% were unsure of their orientation.
Of that 49% who identified themselves as other than 100% heterosexual:
- 6% identified as totally homosexual.
- 43% placed themselves somewhere along the Kinsey scale of sexual orientation.
This is in stark contrast with the general population of the UK, where:
- 72% define themselves as exclusively heterosexual
- Only 4% say they are completely homosexual
- 19% fall somewhere in between
If, as the LGBT “community” insists, sexual orientation is inborn, not acquired, why would there be such a drastic increase in the percentage of young people in the UK (1 out of 2!) who identify themselves as not exclusively heterosexual?
Sure looks to me the media and pop culture’s “gay” propaganda is effective.
In the UK’s 2011 National Census, in response to the question, “Are you religious?”:
- only 29% said yes
- 65% said no
- 6% said they did not know
Currently, regular church attendance in the United Kingdom stands at 6% of the population with the average age of the attendee being 51. This shows a decline in church attendance since 1980, when regular attendance stood at 11% with an average age of 37. It is predicted that by 2020, attendance will be around 4% with an average age of 56. This decline in church attendance has forced many churches to close down across the United Kingdom, with the Church of England alone being forced to close 1,500 churches between 1969 and 2002. (Source)
Dr. Eowyn’s post first appeared at Fellowship of the Minds.