Protect the right of Christian MPs to free speech . THIS PETITION IS NOW CLOSED
Increasingly we are seeing Christians ridiculed and vilified in the public arena before the relentless drive of Secular and LGBTQ activism. It is time for the intolerance, bigotry and intimidation of so-called liberals to be exposed.
Tim Farron hounded out of office because of his faith. The BBC openly ridiculing supporters of traditional marriage in its election coverage. Expressions of outrage from both the Labour and Tory parties when anyone dare express the view there are health risks attached to the practice of homosexuality. The DUP pilloried for its Christian position and robust defence of traditional morality … Unremitting pressure on the Church to reinterpret core values so that its teachings align with current morality. Where will it all end?
We would remind the people of this nation that the Church of England is the established Church of this land, and the laws of this land since before Magna Carta are founded upon Christian faith and belief. More than that, in the coronation oath the monarch undertakes to maintain the established Protestant religion in the UK, and to uphold the laws of God, while Members of Parliament are required to swear allegiance to the Crown while holding the Bible in their upraised hand before taking office.
Standing on Articles 9 and 10 of the Human Rights Act 1998 - respectively protecting the rights to freedom of thought, belief, and religion; and the freedom to hold and express your own opinions - we assert the right to follow and practise without impediment or restraint our Christian faith, and to express without fear of condemnation or intimidation the core beliefs on which our faith is founded and as set down in the Bible. We call for freedom of belief and of speech for all.
And we call for all political parties to uphold the right of both current and future MPs to express support for traditional Christian belief, without fear of intimidation by activist groups seeking to silence dissent by unjustified accusations of bigotry and hatred.
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Petition to: The Prime Minister - the Rt Hon Theresa May