Faith groups to be key policy advisers

This news from the Daily Telegraph is quite disturbing. For one thing, faith groups are renowned for discriminating against gays. I myself am not gay and find the practice somewhat disturbing, and I view gay carnivals as little more than pornofests, but I do not object to gay relationships because I believe in equality for all people. So does the law. The fact that a government minister seems to be suggesting that discrimination, which is what will come about if ‘faith’ groups have their way, is acceptable is little more than a call for groups to break the law of the land.

Denham says that he does not like the way secularists say that religion should be kept out of public life. He also says that ‘faith’ groups will increase social cohesion and mentions Christians and Muslims as examples. Perhaps he would like to comment on verses 29 and 30 of chapter 9 of the Koran:

9: 29  Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Messenger have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection.
9: 30  And the Jews say: Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!

How that is compatible with social cohesion I have no idea. I don’t think Denham has either.

Faith groups to be key policy advisers – Telegraph

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