Tackling Muslimophobia AND Christianophobia
Barnabas Fund, 30 November 2017
The media is awash with stories about the extremist organisation Britain First, whose videos were retweeted by President Trump.
The UK was the first country in the world to begin to establish human rights such as freedom of religion, freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
Britain First undermine this heritage of freedom, stating for example, that “Anyone found to be promoting the ideology of Islam will be subject to deportation or imprisonment”.
Yet it is NOT just Britain First who are undermining the UK’s heritage of freedom of religion. Increasing Christianophobia in the UK, comes from a variety of sources.
In the last few years, a Crown Prosecution Service lawyer has claimed in court that quoting from the King James Bible in public “must be considered to be abusive and is a criminal matter;” and in the last election the BBC, Buzz Feed, The Daily Mirror, The Independent and The Spectator suggested that, because they held beliefs such as believing in miracles or Christian marriage, Christian candidates were “unfit” to hold public office.