Christians are being “persecuted” by courts and “driven underground” in the same way that homosexuals once were.
These are the words of former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey.
He claims worshippers are being “vilified” by the state, treated as “bigots” and sacked simply for expressing their beliefs.
The attack is part of a direct appeal to the European Court of Human Rights before a landmark case on religious freedom.
In a written submission seen by The Daily Telegraph, the former leader of more than 70 million Anglicans warns that the outward expression of traditional conservative Christian values has effectively been “banned” in Britain under a new “secular conformity of belief and conduct”.
His comments represent one of the strongest attacks on the impartiality of Britain’s judiciary from a religious leader.
He says Christians will face a “religious bar” to employment if rulings against wearing crosses and expressing their beliefs are not reversed.
“It is now Christians who are persecuted; often sought out and framed by homosexual activists,” he says. “Christians are driven underground. There appears to be a clear animus to the Christian faith and to Judaeo-Christian values. Clearly the courts of the United Kingdom require guidance.”
Source: The Telegraph.co.uk
I am not an Anglican, but I agree with the analyze of this former Archbishop.
For Secular people the difference between a Conservative Anglican, a Bible obeying baptist or a pentecostal is immaterial.
If not Christians want to get rid of Christianity, they will go after us all.
The Bible explains that the great apostasy will start in the Church. Conservative Anglicans will first and foremost be betrayed by other corrupt and apostate Anglicans.
You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death.
Many Christians have started to preach a twisted or corrupt “gospel”. A born again Christian do not have to worry by attacks from pagans. False brethren are a mush greater threat for the true Church of Jesus the Messiah.