I have sent this letter to the 4 main Parliamentary Candidates for my constituency:
I was disturbed to read the recent statement by the Prime Minister; “I don’t subscribe to the view that religion should somehow be tolerated but not encouraged in public life, that you can somehow ask people to leave their faith at the door when they enter a town hall or a Commons chamber.”
This is exactly the view I DO subscribe to.
I am also against the recent appointment by John Denham of 13 so-called "faith advisors". What are they qualified to advise on except their religious dogmas?
Government policy should be based on rationality, reason and scientific advice. The bishops should be removed from the Lords and religion restricted to the private sphere.
I should be interested to hear your views.