WHY DOES THE STATE WANT TO FORCE CHRISTIANS TO ACT AGAINST THEIR CONSCIENCE?
The Evangelical Presbyterian Church, along with many other Christian churches and individuals, is greatly concerned that the NI Equality Commission has decided to pursue what we regard as a malicious prosecution against the owners of Ashers Baking Company.
Ashers did not refuse to provide a service to a customer, but they were within their rights to refuse to promote same sex marriage, which is not legal in Northern Ireland. By so doing, they were merely acting according to conscience which was well informed by the Word of God. Such a Biblically informed conscience is not to be prosecuted, but rather it is to be valued.
As Christians we take our Bible seriously and therefore we believe that we are duty bound to love our neighbour no matter who they are or what they believe. We freely acknowledge that we have no superiority over others who refuse to accept the Bible. But we also believe that God’s design of sex along with His rules that protect it, are what is best for everyone without exception.
We believe the Bible is the best foundation for society, and …read more
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