Sunday, December 04, 2011

Council Prayers

Click on the title for a Grauniad piece which has no sympathy with the National Secular Society's attempt to stop prayers when Bideford Council meets. This week judgement was reserved in the case. I trust the judge recognises that in a country with an established church it is out of order to wish to remove things Christian from public life. Once again a case is based on human rights. A judge is to decide if the right to be secular trumps the liberty to be Christian. This burden should not be one placed on judges. Human rights law is fundamentally flawed when it is to be the basis of overturning the practice of centuries and the wishes of a democratic majority. The National or Negative SS might be a better name for this small but exceedingly vocal little pressure group.

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