LondonUnited Kingdom WC2H 0EA
January 13, 2014
Officially debaptised (according to C of E's own ritual -- no priest required) and subsequently ordained atheist minister.
NSS has abandoned atheism; BHA too soft on sectarian schools. As a gay man, my entire life has been blighted by xtian homophobia. Despite advances in UK legislation and social attitudes over the past decade, young LGBTIQ people STILL suffer from this legacy. (Another article in today's "Independent" on homophobia and consequences: www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/mental-health-crisis-looms-for-gay-teenagers-9053688.html ) During my lifetime, the influence of the C of E has waned, (though politicians and broadcasters still kowtow to it): but faithist fundamentalists in immigrant communities demand MORE religious rights, and send children for indoctrination in ghetto schools, (DESPITE recommendations by government advisers since the 2001 Bradford riots). Michael Gove has unilaterally repealed planning restrictions for faithist schools: and seems to be getting away with this, effectively unopposed.
Email from "Atheism UK" with invitation to "Grand Inquizition".
Potentially. But not this week.
"Versatile" ;-) With OutRage! employed direct confrontation and also writing to Gov.t ministers. As an individual I continue to write, when the spirit moves me, to Gov.t ministers: but when alone employ direct confrontation rather more sparingly.
Former software developer and adult nurse, now retired. Activist history: LGBTIQ, environment (esp. air pollution), health (poor hospital standards), assisted dying, religious privilege and abuses, sectarian schools, ...