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Labour Lord slams Govt Anti-Christian attitude

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“The present situation sadly reflects the extent to which many among the politically correct zealots in all parties now display the same kind of intolerant bigotry towards Christian faith which once was regrettably shown towards the homosexual minority.”

04/09/2010 UK (The Christian Institute)-A veteran Labour Peer has said he is “ashamed” of the “intolerant bigotry” towards Christians that exists in his own party and others.

Labour’s “disgraceful” law forcing religious adoption agencies to consider same-sex couples as parents was an example of its hostility to traditional beliefs, said Lord Donoughue, who served as a policy adviser to two Prime Ministers in the 1970s.

Observers say this is an embarrassing blow to Gordon Brown, who just last week called churchgoers “the conscience of our country” in his Easter message.

Disgraceful

In a letter to The Tablet, a weekly Roman Catholic magazine, Lord Donoughue states that he has little to add to earlier condemnation of “the Labour Government’s disgraceful attack on Catholic adoption societies”.

But he goes on: “The present situation sadly reflects the extent to which many among the politically correct zealots in all parties now display the same kind of intolerant bigotry towards Christian faith which once was regrettably shown towards the homosexual minority.

Ashamed

“As a life-long member of the Labour party, I am ashamed of its present actions.”

Marginalised

In October the Government’s Minister for Communities denied Christians are being marginalised in Labour’s Britain .

Sidelined

“Coming into this job, I thought it would be of interest to me certainly and, I hope, to you to explore the relationship between faith and Government from that perspective.”

Intolerance

Speaking at the Conservative Party conference, she said: “Under Labour, the state has become increasingly sceptical of an individual’s religious belief.”

Secularism

Baroness Warsi added: “At the heart of these cases lies a growing intolerance and illiberal attitude towards those who believe in God.”

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