Nationwide Festival of Light

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The Nationwide Festival of Light was a movement by British Christians concerned about the so-called "permissive society". Among its organisers were Mary Whitehouse, Lord Longford, and Cliff Richard. Bishop Trevor Huddleston initially supported the movement, but withdrew his support following contacts from Michael Brown and others.

Highlights of the movement were an initial rally in the Central Hall Westminster on 9 September 1971, which was massively disrupted by the Gay Liberation Front's Operation Rupert, and a mass rally in Trafalgar Square later that month. Little was heard of the Festival in later years, and society has if anything become considerably more permissive since then.