|Ezekial cried, "Clive Bone, Clive Bone!"|
Now I'm not that exercised if prayers are banned from councils. It may be possible for the local government act to be amended, but I can't see the Coalition rushing to do such a thing. David Cameron is a C of E chap jettisoning beliefs he can't politically agree with and Nick Clegg is, well, an atheist!
The sinister thing here is that Mr Justice Ouseley is a judge that needs watching. He may be prone to listening to test cases from all and sundry. We have it on good Tatchell authority that churches that don't hold blessings for gay couples may be targeted. This week the General Synod is getting geared up for women bishops with full attack powers on traditional parishes. Maybe test cases against priests who maintain the traditional Faith? Who knows? But we live in times where traditional values and beliefs are under threat.
The House of Commons is no use as succour and aide to beleagured Christians. The Church of England has a huge great secular cuckoo sitting in Synod's nest, gradually tossing out doctrines that are disagreeable to the passing fads of the world. It is a difficult time all round.
I doubt very much if Mr.Bone was that disturbed by prayers. He just wanted to stir it a bit and that he has done.