Sunday, 18 January 2009

Christians are becoming social pariahs in Britain, claims Jeremy Vine

Jeremy Vine, the BBC presenter, has claimed that it is becoming "socially unacceptable" to be a Christian in Britain.

The Radio 2 host said that he feels unable to talk about his faith on his show because he fears how people would react.

He argues that society has become increasingly intolerant of the freedom to express religious views.

"You can't express views that were common currency 30 or 40 years ago," he said.

"Arguably, the parameters of what you might call 'right thinking' are probably closing.

"Sadly, along with that has come the fact that it's almost socially unacceptable to say you believe in God."

His comments follow the claim from Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, the head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, that Britain is an "unfriendly" place for religious people to live.

Mr Vine, 43, is a practising Anglican, but says he would be compromised by being more open about his faith on air.

"Just blurting it out would be destructive," he said. Read more

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1 comment:

chorale said...

"Do not be afraid to confess the Faith of Christ crucified"
Over the years I have taken a few knocks for abiding by this, but in the main, people have respected my standpoint, even those who aggresively disagree.
I doubt I could live with myself were I to deny Jesus, albeit that I seem to spend my life saying and doing the things that crucify him.
KTF Jeremy.
Chris Baker - Durham UK