31st March 2008

“The [British] government's willingness to challenge religious doctrine has been sadly lacking in other areas such as faith schools and faith-based welfare. There should be no special privilege for religious institutions within state structures and services. Public services are there to serve the whole community and should not be the plaything of any particular faith or group.”

Kris Brown

5 Responses to “31st March 2008”

  1. Terence Meaden Says:

    The introduction of faith academies (i.e. faith schools) and other unwelcome related measures is thanks to the god-addled brains of Blair (P.M. 1997-2006 and recently turned catholic) and Brown (Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1997-2006, P.M. 2006 to when??, and Scottish son of a church minister).

  2. Critic Says:

    TM: I’m not completely clear on the Protestant/Catholic situation in the UK – although I know there exists some antipathy. Can you shed some light?

    Was Blair a closet Catholic who hid his religion to enable his political career?

    Would he have been elected PM if he was outed as a Catholic?

  3. Terence Meaden Says:

    In marrying Cherie Blair, he married a Catholic.
    He was a full-blown Protestant, and always suspected of wanting to switch to Mariolatry and metaphorical blood-drinking. The rumours abounded throughout his premiership, and after resigning in summer 2006 he shifted.
    So, yes, he was a closet Catholic for some years at least. I suppose that he thought his political career might have been less easy otherwise; and yet I guess that he would still have become prime minister anyway.

  4. Chris Says:

    Unrelated to the quote but go check out FITNA on youtube. Worth the watch and the vitriol flowing from the comments.

  5. Tzuriel Says:

    Here goes the “Godbot” again:

    I actually agree with this quote. A lot. It’s a good quote.