The Church and the judiciary are two of the most venerable pillars of the establishment.
But in an explosive development, war has been declared between them over one of the most fundamental aspects of our society freedom of religious conscience.
In an unprecedented move, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, and other church leaders are calling upon the Master of the Rolls and other senior judges to stand down from future Court of Appeal hearings involving cases of religious discrimination because of the judges perceived bias against Christianity. The churchmen believe that because of these judges past rulings, there is no chance of a fair judgment if they hear the latest such case, which has been scheduled for Thursday .
According to newspaper reports, Lord Carey has prepared a witness statement in support of Mr McFarlane in which he will apparently accuse the Court of Appeal of making a series of disturbing judgments and being responsible for some dangerous reasoning which could lead to Christians being banned from the workplace.
Full article by Melanie Phillips' published by Dailymail.co.uk on 12 April 2010 available at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/columnists/article-1265234/Thank-God-man-courage-stand-ruling-elites-assault-Christianity.html
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