The UK government should be prepared to impose sanctions against countries that persecute Christians, a report commissioned by the Foreign Office has recommended.
It should also adopt a definition of anti-Christian discrimination and persecution, similar to those applied to Islamophobia and antisemitism, the report says. British diplomats and other Foreign Office staff, both in the UK and abroad, should have mandatory training in religious literacy in order to equip them to understand the scale and significance of the issue.
However the Government in general are doing nothing to prevent the persicution of Christians in the workplace in the UK. Many people are facing daily persicution for just wanting to live out their faith. They can’t comment on their Biblical understanding of homosexuality, gender issues, Islam, wanting to pray for someone or share their faith in conversation, as it will lead to a reprimand, demotion, or sacking.
There is a spirit of fear in the workplace especially in the NHS and other large institutions, where the secular and anti-Christ agenda prevails.
The report, by Philip Mounstephen, the bishop of Truro, was commissioned by the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to examine the extent and nature of Christian persecution and assess the UK government’s response.
Hunt said he would enact all of the recommendations if he became prime minister and said he agreed with the report’s conclusion that Christians were the most persecuted religious group in the world.
Hunt said the UK must take a firmer stance on the persecution of Christians around the world. “The sense of misguided political correctness that has stopped us standing up for Christians overseas must end,” he said. “At home we all benefit from living in a tolerant, diverse society and we should not be afraid of promoting those values abroad. It is a sad fact that Christians are the most persecuted religious group in modern times. I am determined to show that we are on their side.”
I think Hunt must be living in a parallel universe, to come out with a statement that "we are living in a tolerant sociality" as society is not tolerating Christians, they are persicution them. Just try and go on the streets of any town in the UK and read the Bible our loud. Within a short space of time someone would have called the Police and you will be arrested for offensive behaviour!
Posted by David Pilkington
Extract from www.https://www.theguardian.com