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HEART Christian newspaper | July 12, 2020

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We have ways of making you tolerant...!

The writing is on the wall – or screen – for our every unguarded conversation to be monitored.   The EU’s new tolerance directive will require each state to have a “National Tolerance Monitoring Commission”, empowered to monitor our private emails and even personal conversations for political correctness.  And even our youth could be locked up until they have acquired a “culture of tolerance”….

– by Rev Dr Clifford Hill

“There is no need to be tolerant to the intolerant.” This is a statement in section 4 (f) (i) of a European document being discussed in the European Parliament.

For hundreds of years we in Britain have prided ourselves upon our freedom of speech. We have a free press where journalists can criticise the Government without the threat of imprisonment. In totalitarian states such as Iran and North Korea no journalist would be allowed to say anything critical of the Government.  In Britain, however, we are free – but for how long?

EU Directive

The latest directive being discussed in the European Parliament if passed will change all that! The proposal is to lock all 28 members of the European Union into a “European Framework National Statute for the Promotion of Tolerance”. The so-called “tolerance watchdog” of the EU has been lobbying member states for five years before coming forward with this proposal which it calls a “Model Statute for Tolerance” and is part of the EU’s policy objective to establish a new “Equal Treatment Directive” (ETD).

The proposal, if passed by the European Parliament, will require the establishment of a “National Tolerance Monitoring Commission” empowered to supervise the implementation of the regulations. This would not only monitor all public speeches and written documents, but all private emails and even personal conversations because every citizen would have the right (and public duty) to report anyone who said anything that was not politically correct.

Anti-Christian

This is clearly aimed at religious groups who hold set beliefs and especially Christians who uphold biblical standards and values. Section 7 (a) states “The following acts will be regarded as criminal offences punishable as aggravated crimes: incitement to violence against a group and group libel.” ‘Group libel’ is broadly defined as: “inflammatory comments made in public and aimed against a group or members thereof with a view to inciting violence, slandering the group, holding it to ridicule or subjecting it to false charges.”

Children threatened

Even children and teenagers will be subject to these regulations. Section 7 (b) states “Juveniles convicted of committing crimes listed in paragraph (a) will be required to undergo a rehabilitation program designed to instil in them a culture of tolerance.” In other words, they will be locked up in some institution until they are sufficiently brainwashed to be released.

All this sounds absolutely outrageous, but this is what is on the horizon for us in Britain! This is what is being discussed in the European Parliament and if it is passed it will be imposed upon us if we remain in the EU. We already have cameras watching us everywhere we go. The next step will be listening to our conversations.

‘Tolerance’ and ‘equality’

‘Tolerance’ and ‘equality’ are the gods of this age. If you listened to the debate about the Same Sex Marriage Bill in the House of Commons in July you will have heard speech after speech referring to ‘equality’. This was the major reason for introducing the Bill given by Maria Miller, the Secretary of State for Culture. We have to grant ‘equality’ to everyone even if it goes against the laws of nature and the law of the God. ‘Equality’ overrides everything!

And we must be tolerant! Even if it means watching the libertarians destroy the whole Christian heritage of the nation and undermining the values upon which all our national institutions are based – our legal system, our educational system, our health and medical services, our family traditions and even the church. We must not say anything that might upset anyone! This is specifically aimed at Christians who uphold biblical values.

The one thing Christians must never do in this ‘age of tolerance’ and ‘equality’ is to tell the truth! Truth is banned from the public square. The tolerant society can tolerate anything – except anything that challenges their views – that is ‘intolerance’ which they cannot tolerate!

Intolerance

They can tolerate any form of family, whether it’s two men or two women, or two or three of each all living together – that is equality and must be tolerated! But if you point out that marriage provides the best, the healthiest and the happiest type of family life; and if you point out that children who live with their own two married parents enjoy better physical health, mental health, do better at school, get better jobs, have lower rates of injury, illness, disability, and are generally greatly advantaged over children from broken homes – if you say these things you are bigoted, biased, and intolerant – which the ‘tolerant’ cannot tolerate!

Common sense

What has happened to truth in our society? What has happened to our common sense? Are we being driven like lemmings to self-destruction by the intolerant advocates of tolerance who cannot bear the truth? When are those who value of the great heritage of this nation going to make their voices heard? Will we wait until the police state has been fully established and persecution is the order of the day? But it will be too late to protest then! We will have lost our precious freedom of speech that our forefathers fought two World Wars to maintain.

We put on our poppies and we stand for two minutes to acknowledge those who died to give us freedom. But we do nothing to defend the precious freedoms for which they fought. We let the so-called ‘tolerant’ people and the ‘equality’ lobbyists walk all over us.

Truth has perished

The Prophet Jeremiah spent 40 years warning that the city of Jerusalem would be destroyed if the people didn’t wake up and change their behaviour. He said, “This is the nation that has not obeyed the Lord its God or responded to correction. Truth has perished; it has vanished from their lips.”

They did not listen to his warning. The city was destroyed and thousands were slaughtered or taken into slavery.

What kind of slavery awaits us if we refuse to heed the clear warning signs? Truth has perished. It has vanished from the lips of our politicians and our leaders. Will no one stand up and be counted?

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