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← Councils win prayer 'rights' as ministers fast track Localism Act powers

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Comment 20 by Ian Almond : - Ok, so the faithful get to inflict their prayers on the other council members. Time to play them at their own game. Why don't atheists come up with "prayers" of their own?

I think others can make the point with prayers, more forcefully!

@OP - Communities secretary Eric Pickles says he is "effectively reversing" the High Court's "illiberal ruling" that a Devon council's prayers were unlawful.

Ah well! - That's how to make a real pickle in politics! The Xtian councillors in Bradford and a few other places can look forward to facing Mecca 5 times a day with their backsides in the air during meetings!

.... ... .. Unless moderate Moslem opinion prevails!

Imran Khan, a Muslim and Conservative councillor on Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, welcomed the judgement, - [ that prayers in council meetings were illegal ] - saying religion "had no place" in politics.
He said the ruling was a "victory for everyone who believes that democracy and religious freedom is the cornerstone of Western free society".

Sat, 18 Feb 2012 10:13:41 UTC | #919142