Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Will Christian Teaching on Sexuality Become Illegal in Great Britain?

...Andrea Minichiello Williams, barrister and founder of the Christian Legal Centre, says few Christian leaders or individuals realize that buried deep within the Coroners and Justice Bill is a clause which could prevent any Christian openly stating what the Bible says, and Christians have believed for 2,000 years, about issues such as homosexual conduct or even marriage.

She said: “No-one would imagine that a Bill to do with Coroners could contain anything about free speech and with all the media attention on MP expenses, this vital issue is going unreported by the media. If it got through as it stands, it would have devastating consequences for Christian witness and integrity in the UK. Church leaders and individuals Christians answering questions about their faith could well find themselves the subject of a police investigation and arrest just for speaking and living according to the Bible’s teaching on sexuality and marriage.”

Members of the House of Lords are likely to debate the clause on 23rd June (unless date gets pushed back due to pressures of parliamentary timetable), and Mrs Williams urges Christians across all denominations to log on to the Life and Liberty Petition and act immediately.

Here's more -- "Civil Registrar Warns Peers of Loss of Liberty"