Prime Minister David Cameron has called for a continuation of religious discrimination in Britain.
In response to a statement by his deputy Nick Clegg that the privileged status of the Anglican church should be ended, Cameron claimed that “Our arrangements work well. As I’ve said before, we’re a Christian country, we have an established church”. Cameron is a member of that established church.
The Conservative leader was supported by another Conservative MP, Garry Street of Christians in Parliament. Streeter declared “It isn’t really broke, so don’t try and fix it”.
The Church of England, also known as the Anglican Church, is recognised as the state church of the United Kingdom. It is allowed to appoint legislators to seats in the House of Lords.
Needless to say a political party that believes that when the state disadvantages citizens because of their beliefs “our arrangements work well”, does not understand the basics of democracy.