Wednesday 17 January 2018

God is in the details

• The subject of religious tolerance will continue to be topical now that the British Local Government Secretary, Eric Pickles, purposefully permits prayer again before council meetings, thus overriding a court ban against Bideford Town Council in Devon.

Some years ago, a hotel guest in America objected, on the grounds of an infringement of human rights, to the presence of a Gideon Bible in the room, even though the book was closed in a closed drawer.

Public intolerance to religious liberty can sometimes appear to be extreme or out of this world.

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