Tags: Church & State
Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 by Terry Sanderson
We've been trying for a long time to get a national debate going about the place of religion in British society. It took our court case in Bideford to really ignite it.
The initial reaction has been — as we predicted last week — hysterical, misinformed,... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 by Terry Sanderson
I'm sure Baroness Warsi's speech to the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in Rome today will please its audience. She promised to support the Pope in his desire to return Christianity to the centre of public life in Britain.
It also seemed to chime with the... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 09 Feb 2012 by Terry Sanderson
Posted: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 by Terry Sanderson
The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, has warned the government that if it tries to legalise gay marriage, it will face a huge onslaught from religious bodies.
These are not empty words. The Church of England and the Catholic Church are already in talks to... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 by Terry Sanderson
Geoffrey John, the clergyman at the heart of the gay bishops row, is threatening to take the Church of England to court if it continually refuses to make him a bishop.
It isn't clear what law he would sue under. Certainly not the Equality Act, which specifically... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 03 Jan 2012 by Terry Sanderson
The signs have been there for some considerable time – religion around the world is reviving, and it is not the benign, let's-be-good-to-each-other kind of religion that the propagandists would have us believe.
It is the old-time, ambitious, politicised,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 by Terry Sanderson
David Cameron's now notorious speech to the Church of England, in which he promised to elevate "Christian values" to a special place in society, has been much commented on in the past week.
The speech itself was confused, contradictory and in places downright... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 by Terry Sanderson
Is Tony Blair — the man who converted to Catholicism when he left the office of Prime Minister and went on to establish the Tony Blair Faith Foundation — a secularist?