Friday 21 August 2015

The United Kingdom and the United States gave to the world laws
which, in theory, guaranteed citizens certain freedoms, one of which was freedom of speech. In Britain it was through the Magna Carta, and in the United States by the Constitution. The latter was a model to be admired, in that it was spelt out in clear precise language what was guaranteed by the founding fathers.

This ‘guarantees a person's right to hold whatever religious beliefs he or she wants, and to freely exercise that belief.’

In recent times we have had Cameron and Obama elected as political leaders of our countries, both of who seem to consider themselves little dictators who can override such laws of liberty.

Just consider, Civil Unions were established to allow persons of the same sex to enter into a legal partnership which conferred all the benefits enjoyed by married couples; and this was found to be generally acceptable. But to fulfil personal agenda, 2000 years of Christian belief were cast aside by these two men, to re-classify marriage from that laid down in Scripture. This has caused massive unnecessary division in both societies, especially as the leaders are determined to try and force people to accept such (so called) same sex marriage. Provided criticism is respectful and without malice, the Biblical statements should be allowed.

In addition, an attempt has been made to silence any voice of opposition or prevent any display of disagreement. In Britain government ministers have stated anyone who criticises same sex marriage could be convicted of a hate crime under new legislation. In America we have seen a bakery ordered to pay $135 in compensation for declining to bake a cake for such a union because of their religious beliefs; and other cases have been reported.

This is in direct contradiction to the Constitution, as quoted above, so why are the Courts not dismissing cases brought by people who have deliberately targeted Christian businesses when plenty of other places were ready to provide a service.

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