British PM accused of betraying Christians: Astonishing Easter attack on the PM by former Archbishop of Canterbury

Many Christians doubt the sincerity of David Cameron in pledging to protect their freedoms, former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey says today. A dramatic new poll released on the eve of Easter Sunday revealed that more than two-thirds of Christians feel they are now part of a 'persecuted minority'. It follows traditional services marking Good Friday carried out across Britain and the world, including the carrying of an Easter Cross to St Andrews Church in Northumberland

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Comment by Pat on April 7, 2013 at 7:47am

So, 67% of British Xtians feel persecuted. Add that to the number of American Xtians who feel persecuted, the number of Muslims from various and sundry countries around the world who feel persecuted, and we start seeing a pattern here - or at least I do. A secular based form of government expands the concept of human freedom (ever so slightly and by small increments)  to individuals who have previously been denied that freedom.  And, these individuals are  considered the "out group" by the religionists. The religionists are not forced to accept them in their closed community, and not forced to allow them to participate in their magic rituals or use their talismans. And the response they scream at the top of their lungs is that they're being persecuted. 

 "I am treated as evil by those who feel persecuted because they are not allowed to force me to believe as they do." 

Comment by Loren Miller on April 7, 2013 at 6:57am

"Without the public being invited to participate in the debate," eh?

Do they allow a popular vote to determine the rights of British subjects in Great Britain?  I've seen way too much of that in the US, though the public tide is currently turning toward gay rights and gay marriage here, and that is a welcome sign.  What needs to be avoided is the tyranny of the majority upon the minority.

I've said this before, but it bears repeating: Rights are for EVERYONE ... or they mean precisely NOTHING.

Comment by Stuart M Rees on April 7, 2013 at 6:30am

So... gays now have equal rights AND the Tory Party is loosing votes? Win win.

Christians are such hypocrites. If gay marriage is against their religion, then don't have them, nobody can force their church to hold weddings for anyone they don't want. But that's not good enough, they don't want ANY gay couples to get married, Christian or not, and then they have the nerve to say it's Secularism is too aggressive.

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on March 30, 2013 at 12:56am

 the Easter Cross over the snow covered fields to head to a small Good Friday service at St Andrews Church near Kiln Pit Hill, Northumberland as Britain braces for one of the coldest Easter weekends on record

British PM accused of betraying Christians

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