Britain is persecuting Christians, say Anglican bishops

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Christians in Britain are being persecuted and "treated with disrespect", senior bishops have said.

Six prominent bishops and Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, describe the "discrimination" against churchgoers as "unacceptable in a civilised society".

In a thinly-veiled attack on Labour, they claim that traditional beliefs on issues such as marriage are no longer being upheld and call on the major parties to address the issue in the run-up to the general election.

In a letter to The Sunday Telegraph, the bishops express their deep disquiet at the double standards of public sector employers, claiming that Christians are punished while followers of other faiths are treated far more sensitively.

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Posted March 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Adam 12 wrote:

Remember the sign popular in the ‘70s that said: “If being a Christian were a crime, would there be enough evidence to convict you?”

March 28, 5:43 pm | [comment link]
2. Pageantmaster ن wrote:

Very true, and very well said.

March 28, 9:13 pm | [comment link]
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