England is constitutionally a "Christian" country. It has a state church. The British monarch is the "Defender of the Faith" and the supreme earthly head of the Church of England. Yet, more and more, Britain is becoming openly and viciously anti-Christian.
Recently, in Wales an employment Tribunal agreed with the British Humanist Association that a Christian charity that caters for the disabled has no right to employ only Christians in the furtherance of its work. This decision follows the path of the Canadian kangaroo courts that I referred to yesterday. In another employment dispute, they rendered the crazy ruling that a rape counseling service acted illegally by refusing to employ transsexual perverts as rape counselors. In the British case, the British Humanist Association was crowing about its great victory. They see what many politicians won't confess: Britain is becoming more and more openly anti-Christian.
Consider the implementation in April, 2008, of the Sexual Orientation Regulations (SOR's). According to a government report, by the terms of this piece of legislation British religious schools may no longer be allowed to teach school children that the Christian viewpoint on sexual morality is "objectively true." The Joint Committee on Human Rights, made up of members from Parliament and the House of Lords, has issued a report on the implementation of the Regulations recommending that religious schools be required to modify their religious instruction to comply with the government-approved doctrine of "non-discrimination." The government graciously proposes to allow religious schools to remain open and to continue to give instruction in various religious beliefs, but that instruction must be modified "so that homosexual pupils are not subjected to teaching, as part of the religious education or other curriculum, that their sexual orientation is sinful or morally wrong." The report says the Regulations will not "prevent pupils from being taught as part of their religious education the fact that certain religions view homosexuality as sinful," but they may not teach "a particular religion's doctrinal beliefs as if they were objectively true." The report says, "We do not consider that the right to freedom of conscience and religion requires the school curriculum to be exempted from the scope of the sexual orientation regulations."