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

Tony Blair in March, 2009: "…in general terms in British society there is a risk that people see faith as a personal eccentricity … I hope and believe that stories of people not being allowed to express their Christianity are exceptional or the result of individual ludicrous decisions. My view is that people should be proud of their Christianity and able to express it as they wish. … The real test of a religion is whether in an age of aggressive secularism it has the confidence to go out and make its case by persuasion." His wife Cherie Blair said in a Channel 4 documentary: "Everywhere you look today churches are being closed, Christians are often being marginalised and faith is something few people like to discuss openly."