Like many Christians I’ve signed petitions, written to my MP and members of the House of Lords, and spoken to my local councillor. All this to try and ensure that new, anti-Christian laws do not get onto the statute book. Sometimes we’ve been succcessful, sometimes not. Often it feels a little like King Canute against the tide.
But there is another way. The way the world gets the law changed. The strategy goes something like this.
- Get the government to see that there is a problem: drink, drugs, prositution, gambling. Whatever you have an interest in.
- Convince them that the best way to tackle the problem is to encourage it.
Sounds crazy? It seems to be accepted UK government policy. Yesterday, the government announced it was considering legalising brothels. Why would they want to do that? The home office minister tells us “we have got to have strong mechanisms to reduce prostitution“.