We appear to be having a bit of a problem. A pattern keeps reemerging and noone appears to want to stop it. Recently the Secular Society kicked up a whole fuss about prayers being said at council meetings in a place called Bideford. I had never heard of Bideford. Have seen prayers at meetings, mostly in a local authority who also offered prayer rooms for other faiths. The idea of people being forced at gunpoint to personally reflect on their relationship with god, slightly less likely than a council room with a high percentage of non believers nodding their head out of politeness, the chaplain finally having something to do, and a few people taking comfort in the fact that this rite and ritual still exists.

The minute the Secular Society rock up, a pre-prepared politicised christian right send Carey, Warsi and Pickles out on a pre-prepared response which manages…

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