Persecution of Christians Overseas

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:42 pm on 18th July 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Griffiths Andrew Griffiths Conservative, Burton 2:42 pm, 18th July 2019

I absolutely agree with what my hon. Friend says. He is a true example of somebody who is living a Christian life, and he is absolutely right when he says that the UK was the first country to establish human rights such as freedom of religion. It was us who established this, and spread it around the world—to America, and to Australia and New Zealand. It was in 1547 that the freedom to read the Bible in public was first established, and it was 1559 when we first had the freedom to interpret the Bible without Government interference. There are centuries of examples of Britain leading the way in protecting religious freedoms of all kinds, and certainly in standing up for Christianity.