Sunday, 25 September 2011

We’ll arrest you if you show Bible DVD’s

If anyone is in any doubt that our Christian Faith is under constant attack they need to wake up and smell the coffee. We are slowly and surely being marginalised. Here is a perfect example of how Christian rights are steadily being taken away with little, if any, resistance by Christians.

The Mail Online carries a report in today’s paper with the heading:

It is reported that Jamie Murray shows Bible DVD’s in his café in Blackpool. The DVD contains various verses from the Bible, which pop up on the screen. Mr Murray has the sound turned down and one needs to actually read the verses as they pop up because they can’t be heard.

One of the verses which popped up and which is believed to have led to a customer complaining, was this from St Paul’s letter to the Romans:

Their women have exchanged natural intercourse for unnatural practices; and the men, in a similar fashion, too, giving up normal relations with women, are consumed with passion for each other, men doing shameful things with men and receiving in themselves due reward for their perversion. In other words, since they would not consent to acknowledge God, God abandoned them to their unacceptable thoughts and indecent behaviour.[1]

Two policemen arrived at the Café and advised Mr Murray that he had to turn the DVD off and that if he continued to show it he would be arrested. Later when the police were questioned about the incident this is how they responded:

A police spokesman said: ‘At no point did the officer ask the cafe owner to remove any materials or arrest the man and we took a common sense and objective approach in dealing with the complaint. We believe our response and the action we took was completely proportionate and our officers are always available should the cafe owner want to discuss the matter or need any advice in the future.

‘The Constabulary is respectful of all religious views. However, we do have a responsibility to make sure that material that communities may find deeply offensive or inflammatory is not being displayed in public.

Now I wonder. Why is it that these two little bible verses can be considered deeply offensive? Yet, when Christians raise their concerns about being constantly confronted with vile, filthy and obscene gay material, we are considered homophobic.

The gay community has become the playground bully and it is time for Christians to take the same advice my father once gave me in primary school about a bully. Stand up to him no matter the pain. Bullies are only bullies while they feel they are getting away with it.

One last example of how our Christian Faith is under attack. It also shows the extraordinary lengths that the devil will resort to, just so that he can ensure that Christianity is completely obliterated from our world. The same newspaper today reports that the BBC has decided to abolish the use of the terms “BC” and “AD” in order to be politically correct and avoid offending anyone. This is the headline:

This is when we must be reminded of the meaning of “The Lord be with you” from one of my earlier posts.

[1] Romans 1: 27 – 28 

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