Comment on Sexual Orientation Regulations (SORs) protest

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The UK Christian think-tank Ekklesia says that the "panic and anxiety" over equalities legislation, which would prevent gay people facing discrimination in public services and in the provision of goods, including hotel or B&B rooms, is a symptom of the demise of Christendom - the era in which particular understandings of the Christian message could be sanctioned for the whole of society.

"The idea that all or even the majority of Christians support the extreme claims and views of many opponents of the fair and reasonable Sexual Orientation Regulations is false," says Ekklesia co-director Simon Barrow. "It is deeply sad that people backing tonight's protest seem to be associating the Gospel with fear and prejudice - when those were precisely the things Jesus challenged in his co-religionists."