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Christians more threatening than Muslims, says head of British equality commission

June 24, 2011

The chairman of Britain’s Equality and Human Rights Commission says that he sees Christians as a greater threat to religious freedom than Muslims.

"I think the most likely victim of actual religious discrimination in British society is a Muslim,” Trevor Phillips told the Daily Telegraph; “but the person who is most likely to feel slighted because of their religion is an evangelical Christian." he said. He went on to illustrate his suspicions of Christian political action:

There are a lot of Christian activist voices who appear bent on stressing the kind of persecution that I don't think really exists in this country. There are some Christian organisations who basically want to have a fight and therefore they're constantly defining the ground in such a way that anyone who doesn't agree wholly agree with them about everything is essentially a messenger from Satan.

I think for a lot of Christian activists, they want to have a fight and they choose sexual orientation as the ground to fight it on. I think that whole argument isn't about the rights of Christians. It's about politics. It's about a group of people who really want to have weight and influence and they've chosen that particular ground.


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  • Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 - Jun. 25, 2011 7:35 AM ET USA

    No, those who are really seeking a fight are you, Mr Phillips, and your secularist crowd. You hate Christian morality founded on the natural law and revelation, so you join forces with the Muslims in order to marginalize Christians. When the Muslims impose sharia law on Britain, there will be no one left to defend secularists because the Christians will be driven out of the mainstream.

  • Posted by: ronaldruais1947 - Jun. 24, 2011 8:02 PM ET USA

    In other words if christians want their beliefs maintained or instantiated they are terrorists. But if some other religion rapes, pillages and plunders in the name of their god it's alright.