Christians 'forced to hide their beliefs in public'

British Christians are being forced to hide their faith because of "an aggressive form of secularism" in workplaces and public bodies, according to former attorney general Dominic Grieve.

Former attorney general Dominic Grieve. Credit: Pa

He told The Telegraph: “Some of the cases which have come to light of employers being disciplined or sacked for simply trying to talk about their faith in the workplace I find quite extraordinary."

He added: "I worry that there are attempts to push faith out of the public space. Clearly it happens at a level of local power. You can watch institutions or organisations do it or watch it happen at a local government level. In my view it’s very undesirable.

“The sanitisation will lead to people of faith excluding themselves from the public space and being excluded."