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March 2009

‘Socially unacceptable Christian’

 

The difficulties of being a Christian in today’s increasingly hostile and anti-Christian society has been emphasised by Jeremy Vine, the BBC presenter. Vine has claimed that it is becoming ‘socially unacceptable’ to live a Christian life in Britain and highlighted the increasing opposition facing Christians, particularly from the media.

     Mr Vine, who is a practising Anglican, told Christian Concern for our Nation that he feels unable to openly talk about his faith on his show because he fears that people would have unpredictable reaction. He argues that society’s attitude toward the freedom to express religious views has become increasingly intolerant and hostile.

     ‘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’.

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