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A judicial panel of judges sensitive to religious issues? No thanks.

Lord Carey, formerly Archbishop of Canterbury, wants cases of alleged discrimination against Christians to be heard only by a panel of five judges who have "proven sensitivity and understanding of religious issues". This arises from the case of Gary McFarlane at the Court of Appeal. He is a marriage therapist who was sacked for refusing to advise gay couples.

Lord Carey's request was decisively rejected by Lord Justice Law, who said that if it were granted it would be tantamount to establishing a theocracy. "We do not live in a society where all the people share uniform religious belief. The precepts of any one religion - any belief system - cannot, by force of their religious origins, sound any louder in the general law than the precepts of any other."

This won't be the end of attempts by the religious to impose their views on British society as a whole but it's certainly to be welcomed.


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