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A third of Scots think Jesus was an ‘extremist,’ poll finds

July 21st, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The survey has provoked fears that Christians could be caught up in plans to tackle extremism
By Ian Dunn

There are growing fears that Christians could be caught up in the UK government’s plans to crack down on ‘non-violent extremism’ after a poll found that nearly a third of people said Jesus Christ was an ‘extremist.’ The poll carried out by ComRes for the Evangelical Alliance in ­conjunction with a coalition of ­Christian organisations also found that nearly half of the people interviewed believed that it was extremism to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman only. The survey comes just weeks after the government’s announcement of a Commission for Countering Extremism to combat hardline Islamist ideology and ‘to support the ­government in stamping out extremist ideology in all its forms.’ Christian Churches have serious concerns about the strategy given the subjective and changing nature of how extremism can be defined.   Confusion A spokesman for the Catholic Church in Scotland said the poll suggested people were confused over the ­definition... continue reading.

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