Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham, has written an article in The Times that will earn him the title, the “Neville Chamberlain” of the Synod.
Following the European Court of Human Rights rulings on Christian UK employees’ right to express their faith, bishop Alan urges Christians in Britain to calm down, and stop fussing about being persecuted by secularists. Nothing they suffer is comparable to Christian Copts in Egypt, he reminds them. They need not fear the murder of their loved ones or the razing of their homes.
There are so many mistakes in the bishop’s piece, one outraged Christian has dedicated a whole blog to it.
But the bishop’s greatest error of judgement is to treat religious freedom as if it were an object of little consequence: as long as they only muzzle you, and prevent you from wearing your cross, dears, you’re fine.
Turn the other cheek, I know, is a prized principle of Christian faith; but so is stand up and be counted!