Looming Persecution of Christians in the UK
4 Out Of 5 Evangelicals Fear They Will Find It Hard To Share Their Faith Under New Anti-Extremism Law
Four out of five Christian evangelicals believe the government’s new anti-extremism legislation could affect them, making it harder to spread their faith, according to a new study by the Evangelical Alliance (EA).65 per cent surveyed agreed that current attempts to define “British values” were a result of Britain’s ongoing identity crisis, 75 per cent said freedom of speech needed greater protection in the UK, and a staggering 81 per cent thought the new legislation would make it harder for them to profess their faith publicly.
David Cameron announced new measures to tackle extremist preachers and anyone spreading extremist ideas in a speech in May, including new police powers to limit what he called the “harmful activities” extremist. The speech was largely aimed at Islamist extremism, but for reason’s of political correctness it spoke of other religions and “far right” extremism, and “what links them all.”