The former head of MI5, Dame Stella Rimington, has accused the Labour Government of turning Britain into a 'police state' by cynically exploiting the public's fear of terrorism. She cited, among other things, the intention to bring in identity cards, which she said would be of little value, unless immune to forgery.
The intended identity cards would carry a wealth of personal information about the individual and would be an intolerable intrusion by the state into people's private affairs. Under the guise of protecting out liberties our freedom is being steadily eroded.
These trends have a special resonance for Christians as we see the state at national and local level discriminating against those who adhere to Biblical standards. A nurse, since reinstated, was suspended from her job because she prayed with a patient. A colleague informed on her to her superiors. Only for the huge public outcry and the publicity given to this and other cases by the Daily Mail, she would have probably lost her job.
Another example is that of a foster carer, who has cared for eighty children during her career, found herself removed from being allowed to foster by the local council because a Muslim girl of sixteen converted to Christianity while in her care. This was entirely the girl's choice without any pressure being applied by the carer.
Other Christians have lost their jobs in the police and social services because they would not kow tow to the sodomite lobby.
There are so many examples of Christians being harassed in the work place that it is quite obvious that an orchestrated campaign is being waged against them.
At the same time, the Government is bending over backwards to placate the Moslems. When a group of Moslems broke away from a demonstration against the bombing by Israel of Gaza some sixty police turned their backs, yes, turned their backs and ran. Contrast this with the police actions against the Tibetan demonstrators during the visit of the Chinese Premier. The papers had pictures of a burly policeman with his two foot baton raised over the head of a little Tibetan women. It makes one sick to see what is happening in our country.
The beginning of this week (16-2-09) saw the banning of a right wing member of the Dutch Parliament from entering the country. He had been invited by some members of the House of Lords to show a seventeen minute video containing passages from the Koran which call for violence against infidels and pictures of the resulting atrocities. It also contains footage of Muslim preachers calling for violence to be used to overthrow democracy in the West. The contents of this video are factual but in order to propagate the lie being promoted by the UK and USA Governments that Islam is a peaceful religion, the truth is suppressed. A Muslim member of the House of Lords threatened to bring 10,000 people to protest outside the Parliament buildings.
Perhaps the most awful event that has happened in recent times occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland. Two children, whose mother is a heroin addict, were put up for adoption. The grandparents were willing to adopt them. The mother and the children were in agreement but what did the Gestapo social services decide? They said that the grandparents, aged 59 and 48 respectively, were too old to adopt so they decided that a sodomite, yes a sodomite couple could adopt them. When the grandfather protested he was told that if he continued to protest he would never see them again.
The mother was allowed to take the children out for one last time. She took them to the Zoo and told them she would never see them again. The little girl, who is four, was clinging to her leg. What sort of heartless harridans are in charge of these cases?
In the event the grandparents went public over the whole episode and once again the Daily Mail put the story on the front page two days running. There was a huge public uproar. However, the social worker in charge, who is an unmarried mother of two children, told the grandparents that because they had gone public they would never see the children again.
A millionaire has offered to pay all the grandparents legal expenses should they wish to fight the social services through the courts.
Another horrendous case of recent days concerns a couple who had their three children taken from them because they were suspected of abusing one of the boys who had suffered a broken limb due to a fall. Subsequent evidence revealed that the boy is suffering from a condition that makes his bones brittle. A recent court case cleared the parents of wrong doing but they still can't have their children back because they were adopted two years ago. The couple have a fourth child and live in Ireland where they fled to prevent that child being taken from them also. It is hard to believe that this is happening in our country but it is.
If God does not intervene soon in revival power there are going to be more and more horror stories similar to the few, of many, recorded in this article.