Friday, May 23, 2008

In God’s Name (Part 1)

Christian Fundamentalism… It’s not just an American phenomenon any more, as indicated by this BBC Panorama documentary from earlier in the week.

Hard-line Christian activists are now mobilizing believers in an attempt to make an impact on society nationally. Followers believe abortion and homosexuality should be illegal, there should be no sex before marriage and that the law of blasphemy should be strictly enforced.

They say the Bible is the definitive word of God and is literally true and are intolerant of other faiths. The film follows well funded and politically active Christian groups and shows them emerging as a significant voice in British politics.

What Tony Blair hath wrought…