Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks: Religious Liberty Hit by Equality
Lord Sacks said he shared with the church leaders a “real concern that the attempt to impose the current prevailing template of equality and anti-discrimination on religious organisations is an erosion of religious liberty”. The Chief Rabbi also raised concerns that the UK was “beginning to move back” to the time of the Mayflower when many left to “find religious liberty elsewhere”.The Chief Rabbi was speaking to a House of Commons Select Committee alongside a representative from the Church of England, the Roman Catholic Church and the head of the British Humanist Association. Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks said the attempt to impose an equality “template” on religious organisations is eroding religious liberty.
He warned that such moves mean Britain is in danger of returning to a time when people fled abroad to find greater freedom. Source: Article and video see http://www.christian.org.uk/news/video-religious-liberty-hit-by-equality---chief-rabbi/?e080711 Further information: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/8609531/Chief-Rabbi-Equality-laws-leading-to-new-Mayflower-exodus.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/8609607/Chief-Rabbi-was-right-to-speak-out-on-equalities-culture-says-Christian-lawyers.html