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Nazir-Ali encourages Christians to get involved in elections

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“Some are being banned from wearing even the cross, others from praying for people at a very real time of need, and others, by virtue of their Christian views and convictions about marriage, are being prevented from serving on adoption panels or from being civil registrars if they do not sign up to the latest equality legislation,”

03/12/2010 Pakistan (Christian Today)-The former Bishop of Rochester, Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali is to host a series of General Election Hustings across England to help local Christians question candidates for Westminster seats.

The bishop, who has been outspoken about what he describes as the “marginalisation of Christianity in the public place” over many years, has accepted an invitation by the ‘Christians and Candidates 2010’ initiative to figure-head a series of hustings in local constituencies.

“Some are being banned from wearing even the cross, others from praying for people at a very real time of need, and others, by virtue of their Christian views and convictions about marriage, are being prevented from serving on adoption panels or from being civil registrars if they do not sign up to the latest equality legislation,” he said.

“Christians are being marginalised in the market place commercially and from serving in public office.

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