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Friday, August 23rd, 2013
In an indication of the type of prosecution that churches in the United States may face in the future, a wealthy gay couple in the United Kingdom has sued the Anglican Church for refusing to host and perform their wedding. Legislation to allow same-sex marriage passed in England last month.
Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
Although Western Europe has an important place in Christian history it is increasingly difficult for conservative Christians to live out their faith in public without facing legal consequences.
Sunday, November 18th, 2012
Adrian Smith, Trafford Housing Trust employee in Britain, was demoted from his managerial position, received a large pay cut, and was warned multiple times he would be fired for a Facebook post he wrote on his personal page after hours. The post stated simply that gay weddings in churches were "an equality too far." A court has recently awarded Adrian a small victory by declaring that he was not guilty of any misconduct, though it is unclear if he will regain his former position or be awarded anything beyond the "token" damages of 158 U.S. dollars. His case is one of many where Christians in Britain face discrimination for their views.
Sunday, September 9th, 2012
Four British Christians who believe they were discriminated against in the workplace for their religious beliefs have taken their case to the European Court of Human Rights, where a lawyer speaking on behalf of the British government recently stated that aChristians can’t say they are discriminated against if they have the choice of resigning and moving to a different job. This statement of course implies that employers can treat Christians however they choose, including harassing or disciplining them for their faith, without fear of being charged with discrimination.
Friday, July 27th, 2012
Tony Blair urges Christians to be vocal about their faith: “It is important that we are prepared to speak up and speak out from the position of faith and say we are not afraid to say this is what we believe and why we believe it.”
Saturday, May 12th, 2012
Told to decide between his faith and his job, after legal action, employer decides to respect the man's right to practice his faith.
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
Evangelical Christian groups who funded ads say they may seek judicial review, claiming their human rights have been breached.
Friday, March 23rd, 2012
"In Scotland, 95 percent of religiously motivated violence targets Christians. In France, 84 percent of vandalism is directed against Christian places of worship."
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
And does Cameron really mean what he says about standing up for Christian values?
Monday, October 17th, 2011
Christians in Britain have been coming under increased discrimination for expressing their faith. This article highlights the worrying trend of targeting Christians for their faith.
Monday, June 13th, 2011
Bill tabled in House of Lords to restrict application of Sharia law where it discriminates against women and non-Muslims
Monday, June 6th, 2011
“There seems to be a disproportionate animosity towards the Christian faith and the workings of the courts in the U.K. has led to deep injustice.”
Saturday, June 4th, 2011
“In our conversation, I said that personally, I had found having faith in Jesus helped me and could help the patient.”
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
Islam must not be offended at any price, although Christians are fair game because they do nothing about it if they are offended.”
Thursday, May 26th, 2011
Persecution happens even in the midst of caregiving. Dr. Scott is Facing Dismissal over Sharing Jesus Christ in the Consultation Room."Jesus Christ, Dr. Scott said, is often "the Only Way to deal with issues that standard Western medicines can not."
Thursday, April 7th, 2011
A Christian couple prevented from becoming foster parents because of their views on homosexuality have re-submitted an application with Derby City Council
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
William Hague is overseeing an “anti-Christian” foreign policy that fails to protect 100 million of the religion’s worshippers facing persecution around the world, Britain’s most senior Catholic has said.
Sunday, March 13th, 2011
Parliament must rectify the “bad laws” restricting the freedom of Christians to live according to their beliefs, says a Christian barrister.
Thursday, March 10th, 2011
The Christian Institute has criticised Prime Minister David Cameron over his support for a High Court judgement upholding a local council’s right to refuse orthodox Christians as foster carers on the basis of their attitudes towards sexual ethics.
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
Archbishop Rowan Williams spoke against the move by government officials to allow religious buildings to be used to conduct same-sex civil partnership ceremonies.
Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
There is no place in British law for Christian beliefs, despite this country’s long history of religious observance and the traditions of the established Church, two High Court judges said. Here is the statment from the couple at the centre of the judgement.
Friday, February 25th, 2011
British society regards Christians with scorn and is too ready to dismiss believers as bigots who do not have a brain, according to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s wife.
Sunday, February 13th, 2011
The Christian official is considering legal action against the British government sacked him over his homosexuality views. Dr Hans-Christian Raabe was a legal advisor for the government on drugs.
Thursday, January 27th, 2011
“Islam must not be offended at any price, although Christians are fair game because they do nothing about it if they are offended.”
Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
Lesley Pilkington, 60,a Christian counselor was accused of wrongdoing after she tried to help an undercover homosexual freelance journalist who posed as a Christian wanting to change his sexuality.
Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
“We are trying to live and work in accordance with our Christian faith. As a result we have been sued and ordered to pay £3,600."
Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
The couple has turned their hotel into a community center after they lost their income following a conversation with a Muslim woman. The Muslim accused the couple of criticizing Islam. But the couple states that they challenged the beliefs of the woman. A court found them not guilty of any offense but their bussiness suffered following the allegation by the Muslim woman.
Wednesday, November 10th, 2010
A street preacher was arrested earlier this year for describing homesexuality as a sin. He said,“I was charged with a crime, and released on the condition that I don’t preach in a public place,
Monday, November 1st, 2010
“I am appalled that our money is being directed towards this end. We have the most challenging economic climate, and we are seeing our money going to aid abortion overseas.”