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← Hear the rumble of Christian hypocrisy

SRWB's Avatar Jump to comment 292 by SRWB

But for any vicar to say anything at all about what is right and good based on the authority of the church is surely to be frowned on. It is an abuse of privilege in a democratic society.

I agree, but the question is whether they should be prevented from speaking. It is the privileged position from which they speak which is the problem. I don't believe they should be prevented from speaking, but only with the clear proviso that they are not doing so in any official, government-sponsored capacity. They do have the right to communicate, even if what they spout is objectionable.


Tue, 02 Feb 2010 14:13:00 UTC | #437846