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Christians 'Frightened to Speak About Faith' [UK]
BBC ^ | 10/18/12 | Joe Wilson

Posted on 10/19/2012 12:41:35 PM PDT by marshmallow

A Christian group has claimed that some people in Lancashire are frightened of speaking out about their faith because they fear reprisals.

The Christian Legal Centre, based in London, claim they have had Lancashire people contact them after openly endorsing Christian principles.

The claims were made at the launch of an Awake Arise group held in Preston.

Awake Arise is a nationwide movement aimed at better integrating Christian principles into society.

Andrea Williams, chief executive of Christian Concern at the Christian Legal Centre, said: "There are people from Lancashire who have come to the Christian Legal Centre because as a result of living and speaking out about their faith they have they have found themselves in trouble with the law."

Freedom to speak

Ms Williams, who did not detail the cases, said some Christians are reticent to express their faith.

"People are increasingly frightened to talk about Jesus Christ in the workplace because if they do they are sanctioned," she said.

The Awake Arise meeting was held at Preston's Myerscough College and was organised by college governor Carolyn Johnson.

Speaking about Britain, Ms Johnson said: "We feel people need to be aware of the state of the nation. There are so many issues and so many young people who are affected.

"There are all kinds of things that I see on a regular basis and the young people need to see what the Christian principles and to see there are answers to those questions."

Pastor Rob Joy, from Christian group Rising Generation, wants people to evangelize wherever they are.

He told the meeting: "I do believe that it is wrong that people can't share their faith. Now if someone says to me they don't want to hear that, then you need to back away."

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TOPICS: Current Events; Ministry/Outreach; Religion & Culture

1 posted on 10/19/2012 12:41:43 PM PDT by marshmallow
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Welcome to the US, 4 years from now if Obama is re-elected...

2 posted on 10/19/2012 12:50:46 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: marshmallow

I was in England in 2002. There was a man preaching in the street from the Book of Jeremiah - he was a level above an entrance to a tube station. Someone had called the Police and there were desperate to find the way onto the next level. By the time they got there he was gone. They would have arrested him if they had caught him.

I seemed to have been the only one of a large group of peak hour commuters who actually noticed him and loooked up from the pavement long enough to see the guy. As I looked up from the throng of well dressed workers on their daily commute I couldn’t help but wonder whether he was the only guy in that city that had it right and they would have locked him up for it - go figure - the more things change the more they stay the same!

3 posted on 10/19/2012 12:54:56 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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Europe’s lost,boys and girls.Lost forever.We must concentrate on saving ourselves.

4 posted on 10/19/2012 12:58:26 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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Yes, because the UK is closer to criminalizing Christianity and Judaism. The US is not far behind, and the current occupant of the oval office wants it to happen soon.

5 posted on 10/19/2012 1:06:25 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Leftists and jihadis have the same goal: eliminate Christianity-based civilization.)
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The bible tells us t0 be diciples. We should not be ashamed of Christ.

My pastor always says “Go forth and be diciples”. “Use words if you have to”. He means our actions can identify us as Christians and serve as an example.

I do ok but sometimes I wish I had a zipper on my mouth and was less judgemental. I am working on it. The Lord is working on it.

6 posted on 10/19/2012 1:11:17 PM PDT by ruesrose (It's possible to be clueless without being blonde.)
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To: melsec
I was in England in 2002. There was a man preaching in the street from the Book of Jeremiah

How appropriate, the prophet who lived and preached through the final decline of Judah.

7 posted on 10/19/2012 4:32:34 PM PDT by Lee N. Field (Come, behold the works of the LORD, how he has brought desolations on the earth.)
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