Is this a minor issue in the UK, or is it building into some sort of fuss?
A church has been banned from using a market stall to hold its weekly outreach service following a complaint about “hate-motivated” leaflets published by the group.
The Norwich Reformed Church held a weekly outreach bookstall from the Norwich City Council-owned site on Hay Hill, but has been informed it is no longer allowed to use the stall after the council received a complaint about literature on it. The complaint prompted a review of the materials produced by Reverend Alan Clifford, pastor of the church, and the council contacted police as materials, particularly the leaflet entitled Why not Islam, were considered to be hate-motivated.
Ok, so I had a look at their site. It is told from a particular point of view, and forcefully in some places, but all statements made can be sustained with reasonable arguments.
The thing is, it questions the Religion of Peace narrative – and that is unacceptable in post Christian pretend secular Britain.
Is robust discussion truly being forbidden in the public square?
If so, do you truly believe it is in your interest?
If not, what are you doing about it?
Don’t expect someone else to act. It is your civilisation, it is your freedom of conscience, it is your freedom to speak your mind. They are all being taken from them, and you, slice, by slice, by slice.
You don’t have to support Christian theology in order to support their freedom to preach it. You don’t have to agree with their interpretation of history to defend their freedom to expound it.
Freedom, to have it for yourself you have no choice but to demand it for everyone else as well.
H/T Jihad Watch