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According to French Minister “Evangelicals are a very important problem.”

According to French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin, “Evangelicals are a very important problem.”


As Barnabas Fund reports, Christian leaders in France have raised concerns about the impact a new bill intended to curb Islamist extremism may have on religious liberty.

Fears have been further stoked by the comments of French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin that, “We cannot discuss with people who refuse to write on paper that the law of the [French] Republic is superior to the law of God.”

Darmanin also stated that “Evangelicals are a very important problem.”

The anti-extremism bill – also referred to as the anti-separatism bill and officially titled the Law to Uphold Republican Principles – is thought to be aimed at combating Islamic extremism, preventing the emergence of a wholly-separate Muslim community, and promoting French values of secularism (laïcité).

However, certain of the bill’s provisions could restrict France’s churches and individual Christians’ activities.

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