Are we just too close to what’s going on in the United States to see it as fairly normal compared to whatever the hell is going on in the United Kingdom? A Catholic columnist faces two years in prison for the hate crime of “misgendering” a child on Twitter, and now this.

Several British newspapers are reporting that an Iranian convert to Christianity was denied asylum by the U.K. Home Office because his religion was considered too violent, with the office citing passages from Revelations to prove its point.

The Independent reports:

The Home Office has refused asylum to a Christian convert by quoting Bible passages which it says prove Christianity is not a peaceful religion.

The Iranian national, who claimed asylum in 2016, was told passages in the Bible were “inconsistent” with his claim to have converted to Christianity after discovering it was a “peaceful” faith.

The refusal letter from the department states the book of Revelations – the final book of the Bible – is “filled with imagery of revenge, destruction, death and violence”, and cites six  excerpts from it.

It then states: “These examples are inconsistent with your claim that you converted to Christianity after discovering it is a ‘peaceful’ religion, as opposed to Islam which contains violence, rage and revenge.”

It’s a shame; we’re old enough to remember Great Britain being a respected world power.

We’ll just leave this photo of London Mayor Sadiq Khan here:

Unless you’re Christian?