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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”.

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."

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