Published: 12:45 GMT Daylight Time - Friday 30 September 2011
Operation Nehemiah: News and Prayer Update #40
Country/Region: United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, Greece
UK: BBC provides alternatives to “offensive” BC and AD
The BBC has been accused of “absurd political correctness” after endorsing the use of alternative calendar terms to BC and AD in case these offend non-Christians.
Greece gives go-ahead for taxpayer-funded mega-mosque
The Greek Parliament has approved a controversial plan to build a taxpayer-funded mega-mosque in Athens.
UK: Police visit Christian cafe owner who displayed Bible verses
A Christian cafe owner in Blackpool, England, received a visit from the police after a customer was offended by Bible passages displayed on a TV screen.
Australia: School bans Lord’s Prayer after parents’ complaints
A government school in Western Australia (WA) has banned students from reciting the Lord's Prayer before assembly in response to complaints from parents.
- Pray that the Christian cafe owner who was visited by the police for displaying Bible verses on a screen will continue to have the freedom to display Scripture without further difficulties.
- Pray that the banning of the Lord’s Prayer in one Western Australian school will not lead to the further marginalising of Christianity in the country’s schools.
- Pray that the BBC will reconsider its advice to staff regarding alternatives to BC and AD. Pray that the BBC’s example will not undermine Christianity and promote aggressive secularism.
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