Boris Johnson appoints evangelical anti-LGBT+ MP as religious freedom envoy

 | 
12/21/020

Boris Johnson has sparked serious concern with the appointment of Fiona Bruce MP as his new envoy for freedom of religion and belief. It was announced on Sunday (20 December) that Bruce, a staunch Christian and member of the Evangelical Alliance, will work on behalf of the government to promote the UK’s stance on “religious freedom” abroad, triggering concerns regarding her record on LGBT+ and women’s rights. The prime minister was “delighted” to appoint Bruce as “a passionate advocate for tolerance and freedom”. But the move was strongly condemned by the leading human rights charity Humanists UK, which highlighted her many efforts against the rights of the non-religious. “Fiona has been a committed opponent of [freedom of belief] for the non-religious at home – for many years, the most committed and active opponent in parliament – as well as a strong opponent of the human rights of women and the human rights of LGBT+ people,” the charity said in a statement.

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 06/21/2024
06/20/2024
Fifty-five years after an uprising gridlocked the streets of downtown Manhattan and catapulted the modern gay rights movement, a visitor center dedicated to the …
Added on: 06/21/2024
06/20/2024
WINDHOEK, June 21 (Reuters) – A high court in Namibia declared two colonial-era laws that criminalised same-sex acts between men unconstitutional on Friday, in …
Added on: 06/21/2024
06/20/2024
Pride in the 1970s was an incredibly different landscape – with the wounds of the Stonewall Riots in New York, which gave way to …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 06/21/2024
Pride in the 1970s was an incredibly different landscape – with the wounds of the Stonewall Riots in New York, which gave way to …
Added on: 06/21/2024
The emergence of the New Popular Front, which groups left-wingers from Socialists to Communists, has been an unwelcome development for Macron since he called …
Added on: 06/20/2024
The Yorkshire-based Pride organisation, which is hosting its 2024 event on 21 July, told PinkNews that it had removed a point in its code …