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Christian groups react as Liz Truss becomes the new PM

Christian groups react as Liz Truss becomes the new PM
Prime Minister Liz Truss | CREDIT: Number 10/Flickr
ET staff writer
ET staff writer
21 September, 2022 2 min read

Christian groups have responded to Liz Truss becoming Britain’s 56th Prime Minister after her victory in the Conservative Party leadership contest.

CARE’s Chief Executive, Ross Hendry said, ‘we wait to see what happens to various pieces of legislation, some of which could undermine freedom of religion.’

He added that Liz Truss has ‘said she’ll change the Online Safety Bill to safeguard free speech and her campaign manager, Iain Duncan Smith, suggested she’d look to change the proposed conversion therapy legislation which I know is of huge concern for many Christians.’

Dr Carys Moseley, Policy Researcher for Christian Concern, said, ‘Liz Truss voted for same-sex marriage. This is unsurprising for someone who is something of a libertarian.

‘She later voted for imposing same-sex marriage on Northern Ireland. This latter vote crosses the line from viewing the issue as one of personal choice to viewing it as a new moral value to be imposed on society.’

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