Separation of Church and State

Why Liberals Don't Care About Religious Freedom?

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

It seems rather obvious that laws ensuring religious freedom could do lots of good to the cause of gay marriage. The importance of traditional marriage for straight couples is somewhere between 'decreasing,' 'dying' and 'dead.'

How Many Members Makes a National Church?

Andrew Copson | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK
Andrew Copson

The Church of England tried to put a brave face on it but the Anglican church attendance figures for 2011 published this week pose a serious challenge for any church defending its position as the national, established, top religious organisation.

Why the Church Must Not Win in This Confrontation With the State

Terry Sanderson | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK Politics
Terry Sanderson

The Church of England has thrown down the gauntlet to the government over the issue of same-sex marriage. The message is clear: "Do as we say or there will be dire consequences." Their response to the government consultation on its intention to legalise civil marriages between same-sex couples is overwrought to the point of hysteria. It is manipulative to the point of blackmail.

Holy Redundant: Let's get Bishops out of Parliament

Andrew Copson | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK Politics
Andrew Copson

This week we learned that the parliamentary committee considering reform of the House of Lords voted 13-7 to support the government's plan for automatic places for Bishops to remain in a reformed chamber.