10th September 2008

“A democracy has a duty to make laws in the interests of all. As an entity whose population is religiously diverse, the EU cannot legislate purely on the basis of the theological convictions of a single faith without violating this duty. Furthermore, in democratic public life, individuals must account for their beliefs and will inevitably be criticised for them.”

Ronan McCrea

One Response to “10th September 2008”

  1. Terence Meaden Says:

    “Religion must be tailored to democracy, not the other way around.
    No religion can be permitted to legislate for everyone about what can or cannot be drawn any more than it can legislate about what may or may not be eaten.
    No one’s religious convictions can be thought to trump the freedom that makes democracy possible.”

    Ronald Dworkin, The Guardian, 2006