British writers warn in July 2009: Groups are gaining success in their campaign for a “state where religion is only allowed in private”

writes Daily Telegraph commentator Ed West. Mr West points out that it is now commonly accepted that someone’s religious faith can “neutralise” their opinion on issues such as abortion. “Never mind that there are perfectly rational reasons for having these beliefs”, he adds. And Tim Montgomerie, the editor of a Conservative blog, warns of “a secular fundamentalism that is trying to push people of faith outside the public square”, and this “new intolerance of Christianity would be very bad for politics as whole.” See also: