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British writers warn in July 2009: Groups are gaining success in their campaign for a “state where religion is only allowed in private”

July 24, 2009

Get Another Career, MP Tells Public Sector Staff Facing Faith Dilemmas

June 13, 2009

According to the Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone, public sector workers with faith convictions should “make different choices about their careers”.

Several people expressed concern about the BBC being biased against Christianity

April 22, 2009

Jonathan Wynne-Jones, a national newspaper journalist, warned that the frequent television portrayals of Christians as absurd make it more difficult for believers to defend themselves. Writing on his blog Mr Wynne-Jones warned that a spate of recent storylines in a number of soaps had sent the clear message that “Christians are nutters”.

Harvard Researcher Edward Green on professional risks for non-Christians taking Christian standpoints in the Washington Post, March '09:

March 2, 2009

Tony Blair warns that Christians must speak out in 'aggressively secularist' age

March 1, 2009

Labour Secretary of State Deplores Political Correctness Targeting Christians

February 22, 2009

British Labour MP and Secretary of State for Labour Communities and Local Government Hazel Blears speaks up against the "creeping tendency" of political correctness which has led to Christians being targeted for practising their beliefs: "the pendulum has swung too far."

"Faith Is Not An Optional Extra", says UK Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu

February 13, 2009

“Asking Christians to leave their belief in God at the door of their workplace is akin to asking them to remove their skin colour before coming into the office. Faith in God is not an addon or optional extra. For me, my trust in God is part of my DNA; it is central to who I am and defines my place in the world… there is a deep irony at work here, and not simply because the first free schools and hospitals operating in this nation were run by churches in our land. ..."

UK House of Commons, February 09: Mr Jackson (Peterborough) calls for a debate on "systematic and institutional discrimination towards Christians".

February 1, 2009

UK: People Fear That Religious Freedom is at Risk

January 1, 2009

Archbishop of York says Christians Take More Knocks from the BBC than Others

October 15, 2008

In a newspaper interview Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, said Christians “get more knocks” than other groups from the BBC. “They see themselves as holding the flag for Britain and that Britain is definitely secular and atheist,” he said. “I want them to have their say but not to lord it over the rest of us.” When asked about the reported anti-Christian bias of the BBC Dr Sentamu said: “We get more knocks, they can do to us what they dare not do to the Muslims. We are fair game because they can get away with it.”

BBC Director Justifies Rougher Treatment of Christianity

October 13, 2008

Mr Thompson, the head of the BBC said in October 2008 that Christianity ought to get rougher treatment than other religions such as Islam. He said minority religions are often associated with an ethnic identity and are less integrated.

Atheist ideas endanger genuine pluralism

September 30, 2008

Christianity Always Presented From a Negative Angle

April 30, 2008

The former BBC presenter Don Maclean claimed that the BBC is keen on programmes which attack churches, and that there was a wider secularist campaign “to get rid of Christianity”.

BBC: "Vicar Gags Pass, Imam Gags Don't"

April 26, 2008

Bel Elton, scriptwriter and author: "There is no doubt about it, the BBC will let vicar gags pass but they would not let imam gags pass. I believe that part of it is due to the genuine fear that the authorities and the communities have about provoking the radical elements of Islam".

Secularist British MPs assault UK Bishop

March 1, 2008

Orthodox Bishop criticizes growing Christianophobia

January 25, 2008

Cardinal Schönborn on Turning the Other Cheek with Regard to the Public Debate

January 25, 2008

"Jesus said to disciples to turn „the other cheek“ if they got hit on one. But he also asked those who hit him unjustly: „Why did you hit me?“ Christians in Europe are beginning to ask their allegedly very toleranted opponents: Why are you hitting the Church, and us? Are we doing anything evil by defending the family, unborn life, by helping Europe to have children, which are the future?"

Archbishop Mamberti condemns Christophobia

January 11, 2008

Sarkozy Calls for "Positive Secularism" Seeing Religion as Asset

December 31, 2007

"...I call for the emergence of a positive secularism, that is to say a secularism which, while ensuring freedom of thought, freedom to believe and not to believe, freedom which does not consider religions a danger, but rather an asset."

UK, December 5th, 2007: MP Mark Pritchard introduced a debate in the House of Commons on 'Christianophobia'.

December 5, 2007

UK, December 2nd, 07: Writer Cristina Odone comments on intolerance against Christians in the UK

December 2, 2007

Author and radio talk show host Dennis Prager in July 2007

July 1, 2007

G.K. Chesterton on Religious Liberty

September 28, 2005

“Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion. In practice it means that hardly anybody is allowed to mention it.” (G.K. Chesterton, 1847-1936)

Cardinal Ratzinger: Secular Forces 'Pushing God to Margins'

August 11, 2005

Cardinal Ratzinger in 2004: God had been pushed "very much into the margins .... In politics, it seems to be almost indecent to speak about God, almost as it were an attack on the freedom of someone who doesn't believe. ... A secularism which is just, is one of freedom of religion. The state does not impose a religion, but rather provides free space to those religions with a responsibility to civil society."

Discrimination against Christians of Particular Interest for OSCE

June 9, 2005

"Discrimination against Christians and members of other religions is a subject of particular relevance for the OSCE, a region with an extensive Christian tradition in general but one where historically all kinds of persecution and discrimination have also taken place against Christians, be they Catholic, Protestant since Luther’s reform or members of the orthodox church. (...)"

Expert Explains Intolerance Against Christian at OSCE Conference

June 9, 2005

"Across the OSCE region, Christians and members of other religions face restrictions on their religious freedom. Problems include discrimination against individuals in the workplace and public services, defamation campaigns against minority religious groups, improper denial of legal status, the disruption or prohibition of worship even in private homes, censorship of religious literature, and imprisonment of those who object to military service on religious grounds."

"In the past, even if one was not a Christian, the expression of the sacred was respected. We are facing a serious threat to the expression of religious freedom. Secularism must not be a rejection of the religious, but a principle of neutrality that gives

November 30, 2004

Dominique Rey, Bishop of Fréjus-Toulon, in an interview with the Italian magazine Il Timone, August 5, 2019

"To attack a Christian tomb or a church, whatever the motivation of the author, is a way to attack one part of our collective identity, because Christianity and its monuments have shaped our culture, our history and our landscapes. Seeking to destroy or d

November 30, 2001

Annie Genevard in Le Figero, 2 April 2019

"Seeking to destroy or damage Christian buildings is a way of 'wiping the slate clean' of the past."

November 30, 2001

Annie Genevard, MP, Republicans Party, in an interview in Le Figaro, April 2, 2019

French Cardinal Billé on Christianophobia

November 4, 2000

Judeo-Christian morality as a target of homosexual agenda

December 31, 1999

Joseph Ratzinger: "anti-Christian dictatorship would probably be much more subtle than what we previously knew"

January 1, 1996

"Naturally, it is not an anti-Christian persecution, it would be nonsense to call it this. But there are probably some areas of life - and not a few of them – in which it takes courage to admit to being a Christian. Above all, there is a growing danger of conformed forms of Christianity, which are received by society in a friendly manner as more ‘humane’ and which are juxtaposed with the alleged fundamentalism of those who are not willing to be streamlined in such a way. The danger of a dictatorship of opinion is growing and those who do not share the common view are cast aside. So, as a result, also good people dare not admit that they oppose. Any future anti-Christian dictatorship would probably be much more subtle than what we previously knew. It will seemingly be religion-friendly, but only until its behaviour and thought patterns will not be questioned.”

John Paul II Mentions Social Discrimination

December 31, 1983