We must protect Christians in this country as well, Jeremy Hunt is told as the foreign secretary raises Easter Sunday alarm over worldwide persecution of churchgoers

Apr 21, 2019 by

by Brendan Carlin, Mailonline:

A major inquiry into the persecution of Christians around the world should be expanded to cover discrimination against followers of the faith in the UK, MPs said last night.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has asked the Bishop of Truro, the Rt Rev Philip Mounstephen, to carry out the review and uses an Easter article in today’s Mail on Sunday to say that the Government is determined to act against victimisation worldwide.

But critics said Mr Hunt should acknowledge that Christians face discrimination in the UK, including the nurse sacked three years ago for offering a Bible to a patient. And this newspaper today reveals how a Christian teaching assistant was sacked after daring to raise concerns over transgender education in primary schools.

A recent survey found that 50 per cent of British Christians say that they have personally experienced prejudice.

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