Note the key distinction: Clifford was speaking about the Qur’an, not characterizing all Muslims. But apparently nowadays even that is “race crime.” I suppose that soon Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not A Christian will be off the shelves in Britain, along with 10,000 other books attacking the Bible and Christianity. Why, we wouldn’t want to incite anti-Christian hatred. From EveningNews24, with thanks to Susan and Sparta:
And although Dr Clifford was not in the pulpit because he has gone on holiday, his congregation said he had plenty of backing after his remarks.
The service, at Eaton Park Community Centre, was given in Dr Clifford’s absence by the Reverend Stephen Quinton.
Mr Quinton used his sermon about what it takes to be a good Christian to stress how the church was not racist and did not agree with the policies of the BNP.
He also asked the congregation to pray for Christians in Egypt and the Sudan to be saved from persecution by Muslim leaders.
He said afterwards: “We do not hate Muslims. We love Muslims and the majority of them are not a threat. Our religion teaches us to love our enemies and we would never urge aggression. But if you look at parts of the Qur’an they do.”