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Religious Freedom

Britain’s Christian heritage has encouraged religious freedom and tolerance. UK and European law largely protects an individual’s right to hold and manifest religious beliefs, although this is fast being eroded. We are witnessing an increasing restriction of religious freedom in this country. Increasing numbers of Christians have been penalised for their faith in the public sphere, often due to equalities legislation and the promotion of homosexual rights. Some Christians have been threatened with disciplinary action, suspended, and even sacked for refusing to act against their consciences. At Christian Concern we vigorously resist any restrictions on freedom of speech and expression for Christians.

Articles

  • November 9th, 2018
    It emerged this week that Empire Cinemas has rejected a short film produced by the Bible Society which highlights the comfort some first world war soldiers found in the Bible. The three-minute film explains that all British soldiers were given a Bible as part of their kit and that this was a source of hope to many. Empire Cinemas explained that they do not take adverts from any religious groups. This is not the first time that Christian films have been blocked by UK cinemas.
  • October 12th, 2018
    The Scottish Government and the Scottish Police are running a hate crime awareness campaign by putting up various posters addressed to ‘bigots’, ‘homophobes’, ‘transphobes’ and others. Tim Dieppe discusses the issues involved, looking at what is a ‘hate crime’, a ‘hate incident’, and who these posters are addressed to. He concludes that the worst of these posters constitutes state anti-Christian propaganda which is intended to intimidate and threaten Christians.
  • October 10th, 2018
    The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that Ashers bakery’s refusal to make a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage was not discriminatory.
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