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Aggressive secularism threatens Christians, Anglican bishop warns European court

Catholic World News - September 04, 2012

A prominent Anglican prelate has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights to protect Christians from militant secularists.

Anglican Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali said that secularists have advanced their own “human-rights agenda” that now threatens to become “another inhuman ideology” that suppresses religious groups. He reminded the European court: “The abuse of human rights by secular governments in Central and Eastern Europe is all too recent.”

“The new Human Rights agenda must respect Judeo-Christian values if it is not to become another inhuman ideology imposing restrictions on individuals,” said the retired Bishop of Rochester. He said that many Christians in Great Britain fear that secularists are exploiting the idea of “human rights” in a drive to “remove Judeo-Christian values from the public square.”

Bishop Nazir-Ali made his plea in connection with a case brought by several Christians who have lost their jobs because they refused to perform tasks that violated their Christian beliefs.

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  • Posted by: chasann113163 - Sep. 05, 2012 2:58 PM ET USA

    Its about time some other Christian Faiths get into this mix and defends our rights and their right to freedom of Religion. I just hope its not too little too late. It may be the Catholic Church now but sooner or later it going to hurt all Judeo-Christion Faiths, and that sad day is coming sooner than we think.

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