The UK is one of the 'most intolerant' countries in Europe towards Christians. That's the extraordinary claim of a report published this week by Observatory of Intolerance Against Christians in Europe (OIACE).
The report identifies the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Sweden as the top five countries driving what it describes as a "rising phenomenon" against Christians.
The scientist Carl Sagan famously said, "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence". This report offers little.
A few examples of the supposed "discrimination" and "intolerance" faced by UK Christians illustrate just how scant the evidence is.
One of the more bizarre examples provided by the report is schools being "pressured to provide atheist content".
What's being referred to here is one instance of a Church of England controlled multi-academy trust agreeing to provide a meaningful alternative for pupils withdrawn from Christian collective worship after two parents launched a legal challenge. The parents simply wanted their local (non-faith) school to provide a more inclusive environment for their children.
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