A group which aims to sideline religion from public life has been given a grant thought to be worth £35,000 by the Equality and Human Rights Commission for its work. The Commission is funding the British Humanist Association (BHA) to run a series of lectures on the place of religion and belief in human rights and equality.
The BHA is the same group that ran the adverts recently on London bendy buses carrying the slogan, “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.”
The bus adverts were praised by many Christians as they thought that anything that encouraged people to think about eternal things was good. Some Christians even contributed financially, they thought it so good. Especially appreciated by believers was the pathetic content of the slogan which lacked conviction and suggested to purpose to life other that the one that the Apostle Paul had quoted two thousand years ago refering to those who had no hope of resurrection. His words were, “If the dead are not raised, Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.”
This move though is more sinister than when they shot themselves in the foot with the bus adverts. Now they are to offer ‘training’ to councils and local authority workers about their version of ‘equality’.
Bradley Brady, Director of Stakeholder Relations at the Commission, promised at a meeting of homosexual rights activists that the body would work to combat ‘homophobia’ in religion.
Simon Calvert of The Christian Institute said at the time:
“The Commission is saying it will tackle homophobia in religion. But many activists regard biblical teaching on sexual ethics as inherently ‘homophobic’.
“Furthermore, can you seriously imagine a senior figure from the Commission saying it will tackle homosexual groups that interfere with religious liberty? No, nor can I.”
See The Christian Institute website for more details.