Posted by Hazel Stone | Filed under Religious Confusion
A leading bishop today condemned the furore caused by the Archbishop of Canterbury’s comments on the formalisation of sharia law in Britain as a “shame on our nation”, after the former home secretary David Blunkett warned of catastrophic consequences.
The Bishop of Hulme, the Rt Rev Stephen Lowe, robustly defended Rowan Williams and said he was appalled at the “kneejerk” reaction to a serious piece of academic work.
“We have probably one of the greatest and the brightest Archbishops of Canterbury we have had for many a long day,” he told BBC Radio 4′s World at One.
Well, Rt Rev Lowe, I’d say you have earned a place of honor on the Idiot List right there with your Archbishop of Stupid.
Excepting the Jesuits, I’m going to have to call foul on any member of the cloth who holds forth regarding secular issues, particularly regarding the rule of law. Regardless of how conveniently you interpret it, Rev Lowe, what Mister Williams was speaking about was appeasement, pure and simple, of a faith that has no particular interest in harmonizing with your church or any other.
Your immigrants, be they Muslim, Buddhist or Zoroastrian, should be subject to BRITISH LAW. And only British Law. If they do not appreciate that then what business do they have being immigrants?