Submission from the Elim Way Fellowship
I am writing on behalf of the members of my
Church to express concern about proposals to change or repeal
the current UK law that forbids blasphemy.
I would urge you to retain the current law at
all costs. The biblical and Christian heritage that we have as
a country has meant that the country's progress, prosperity and
moral standards have had a sound Christian ethos.
The proposed changes will herald us an unwelcome
opportunity for blasphemy against God (Christ Jesus) that fly's
in the face of longstanding commitments to Christian beliefs for
the nation (a Christian Constitution).
I believe that modernist views of society must
not be allowed to irrevocably damage the Christian heritage, which
has positively affected our society for good over the centuries.
When our sovereign Queen was crowned at her
coronation 50 years ago she made a solemn commitment to the nation
and before God to "Receive this Orb set under the Cross and
remember that the whole world is subject to the Power and Empire
of Christ our Redeemer". Our sovereign is also "Defender
of the Faith" (Christianity) and we believe this is fundamental
for the on-going blessing and prosperity for our nation.
I therefore urge you to re-consider attempts
to change or repeal the current law against blasphemy. Please
do all in your power to retain it. Our prayers are with you at
4 July 2002