HOMOSEXUAL “activists” – in a mythical land inhabited by former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord George Carey – are in the vanguard of a sustained and vicious campaign to vilify Christians and drive them underground.
In a submission to the European Court of Human Rights in support of a clot of “persecuted” religious fanatics who proved unfit for purpose in their respective jobs and were rightly dismissed, Cary writes that Christians can be sacked for manifesting their faith, are vilified by state bodies, are in fear of reprisal and can even be arrested for expressing their views on sexual ethics. All of this:
Affects the moral and ethical compass of the United Kingdom. Christians are excluded from many sectors of employment simply because of their beliefs; beliefs which are not contrary to the public good … It is now Christians who are persecuted; often sought out and framed by homosexual activists.
Christians are driven underground. There appears to be a clear animus to the Christian faith and to Judeo-Christian values. Clearly the courts of the United Kingdom need guidance.
Carey’s hope that his latest bleat would result in outpouring of sympathy, or even vigorous nods of agreement were dashed when commentators immediately set about exposing him as paranoid loon with a very tenuous grip on reality.
This, from Guardian columnist Martin Robbins:
In his latest outburst, Carey is guilty of at least three sins against his flock: he fear-mongers regarding the ability of Christians to express their faith in public, he regurgitates a slew of mythical episodes of Christian persecution, and he entirely misrepresents secularism.
Robbins then points out that Carey can hardly claim that “the outward expression of traditional conservative Christian values has effectively been ‘banned” in Britain’ when, as a life peer, he:
Lives in a palace, holds a seat in the House of Lords (alongside twenty-odd other Bishops from the Church of England), and has his remarks published on the front pages of newspapers.
Ophelia Benson, over at Butterflies and Wheels makes pretty much the same point – then dismisses him in two words:
And Executive Director of the National Secular Society, Keith Porteous Wood said:
Lord Carey is not just wrong, but the truth is the opposite of what he asserts. Far from the UK being less intolerant than the rest of the world on religion, it is perhaps the most religiously tolerant country in the world.
Hat tip: Marcus Robinson