But even if this is just a story of an overzealous bureaucrat looking for any excuse to deny an asylum request, it’s hard not to notice a trend in the U.K. of government officials taking explicitly anti-Christian positions.

The same week this Iranian national had his petition denied, British newsrooms revealed law enforcement officials are investigating a Roman Catholic reporter for “misgendering” a transgendered person. This all comes after the Alfie Evans tragedy, where the state forcibly blocked Catholic parents from removing their dying infant son from a British hospital so that they could seek alternative, life-saving methods elsewhere. The child died later after the hospital took him off life support, against the express wishes of his parents. A similar story played out one year earlier when the state denied yet another Catholic family the opportunity to remove their dying infant son, Charlie Gard, from a British hospital to seek life-saving treatment overseas. The child later died in the hospital, his parents’ final request that he be allowed to spend his final moments in his home also denied.

What I’m trying to say is: If you’re a Christian living in the U.K., now might be a really good time to think about emigrating to the land of the free and the home of the brave, where the biggest nuisance for people of faith is an overabundance of options for worship.