Sunday, 22 February 2009
The Christian Party’s Headquarters Attacked in London
Not all Londoners welcomed a message of hope.
To counter an atheist bus campaign promoted by Richard Dawkins and the British Humanist Association, the Christian Party started its own campaign, sponsoring ads on London’s red buses with the message: “There definitely is a God. So join the Christian Party and enjoy your life.”
Shortly after the party began its campaign, the front windows of its London headquarters were broken. The police suspect that it is a religious hate crime.
Reverend George Hargreaves, leader of the Christian Party, says they will carry on with the campaign despite the setback.
Perhaps some people are allergic to Christian slogans on buses.
It is a disturbing incident. Vandalism is not a very civilised way of discussing worldviews. But regardless of what happened, Christianity is a message of hope.
Mackay, Maria. 2009. Christian Party offices vandalised after launch of bus adverts. Christianity Today. (16 February). http://www.christiantoday.com/article/christian.party.offices.vandalised.after.launch.of.bus.adverts/22544.htm