The Christian Peoples Alliance seeks to be a voice not just for Christians, but for the whole community: we welcome those of other theisms, people as people, not beliefs as beliefs. Disillusionment with the political system is evident in many churches, a deep sense of grievance with the intolerant tyranny of ‘equalities’ legislation, that seeks to suppress personal conscience and attempts to export ungodly values by stick and carrot means. We aim to address the causes of this, and fight for religious liberty. All people should have full liberty to move from any theistic or atheistic position (both being religious spectrums) through personal conviction, without fear or favour from state or communities, and to conscientiously affirm their beliefs within the public forum. Government should not seek to repress genuine belief, but should rather support it and promote genuine dialogue.

All across Britain, Christian churches and people are working hard to help poor and vulnerable, and are often the most active and effective community groups. Yet because of an inbuilt intolerance in the system against theistic projects, they seldom receive support from secular politicians. Commendable efforts have been made by Christian groups to challenge this. Through a parliamentary voice we shall seek to challenge prejudice and ignorance, making positive change. Britain needs an ungagged church and ungagged (un-whipped) parliament for true personal fulfilment and democracy.

Individual Christians in the secular workplace have unequally suffered for expressing their faith. Some church-based projects, for example in adoption, have been forced to hide their faith motivation, or be closed down. Through the introduction of the Equalities Act and laws like it, a new hierarchy of ‘rights’ has put the alleged interests of sexual minorities above religious freedom. We seek to help people as people, without denying sexual truth. We will challenge false ideology, specifically by looking to establish a Ministry of Ethics and Equality, under which Equality is subsumed, and where policy staff must pass a written competency test of deöntological ethics – all other ethical positions tend to lawless nihilism. Books on the reading list should include works on ethics by professors C S Lewis and Arthur F Holmes, deöntologists. This Ministry would avoid imposing avoid imposing theistic agreement on the population, precisely because squeezing into (or out of) any faith mould is unethical. However, there would be much scope to act as the BMA does in medical matters, in both preventing new harmful ethical inroads, and decontaminating from old anti-ethical laws. Not least would it guide the Police & Judicial agencies. It should enhance civil liberties within the wide religious scope (nations are not covenant nations) and incorporate non-Christian deöntological theists at the table, and, exceeding Plato, have Christian ethicist philosophers in high placements. Such steps will ground the proper moral metanarrative, on which moral courses may be charted, and existing legislation be evaluated.

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