In the House of Lords, UKIP Peer Lord Pearson of Rannoch’s query whether reading the Bible in public would soon be classified as an anti-Muslim hate crime was dismissed as fanciful. But only last year street preacher Mike Overd was convicted of a public order offence after quoting an allegedly ‘homophobic’ verse from the Bible. This was in response to a direct question from a self-identifying gay … who asked his opinion.
The Government’s proposed counter extremism strategy to tackle Islamic terrorism defines as extremism anything that conflicts with our newly defined British values. Under these measures, therefore, anyone expressing Biblical teaching could potentially be labelled an extremist and be subject to arrest.
This is direct violation of the right to freedom of belief and speech.
If we don’t make our voice heard we will lose our ancient freedoms. Society as we know it will cease to exist.
Please sign our petition: David Cameron, uphold the UK’s Christian heritage. Protect freedom of speech and belief https://www.change.org/p/david-cameron-mp-her-majesty-s-government-david-cameron-uphold-the-uk-s-christian-heritage-protect-freedom-of-speech-and-belief