Persecution of Christians
According to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, to persecute someone is to subject them to “prolonged hostility and ill-treatment; to persistently harass or annoy". In a recent BBC Program entitled 'Are Christians being persecuted (in the UK)?', the conclusion of the presenters was “no”. Although in 2010 the UK, cannot claim the scale of persecution of Christians as reported in other Islamic countries (see Barnabas Fund), there is without doubt a pervasive secularism in British society where traditional Christian moral values are being actively opposed and the definition of what is right and wrong is being redefined by lobby groups and politicians to suit their own personal agendas, even when there is massive opposition from the general public e.g. Sexual Orientation Regulations Act 2007.