The Goverment has been defeated on its opposition to the Lords' Amendments to the Incitement to Religious Hatred Legislation. The Lords' Amendments narrow the scope of the law and safeguard free speech and evangelistic activities. The Lord has answered the prayers of his people. We should praise God for this and seek to use our freedom to testify to the unique saving power of Jesus Christ.
1 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time (1 Timothy 2:1-6).