I have read Lord Carey’s article in the Mail, so you don’t have to. The headline is: “The PM’s done more than any leader to make Christians feel they’re persecuted”.
The basis of his thesis is:
-A ComRes poll that I can’t find on the web yet
-Crucifixes at work
-Changes to a parliamentary chapel
-Equal marriage, including ramifications for employees such as teachers
I think we Christians can sleep safely at night. By introducing the word “persecuted” in connection with British Christians, Lord Carey is doing a grave disservice to those Christians throughout the world who actually are persecuted and who are in danger of injury or death because of their faith.
We live in one of the only two countries in the world where religious leaders sit in parliament as of right. (The other country is Iran). Indeed, in his retirement, Lord Carey himself sits in parliament. Our Head of State is head of the Church of England, which is the established church.
I think we ought to remember all that before getting too carried away with what dear old Lord Carey has to say.
Update: ComRes have now published the poll referred to in Lord Carey’s article. You can read it here.