Faithful treated as ‘oddities’: Archbishop

As reported in Australia’s The Age:

THE head of the Anglican Church, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, criticised the British Government yesterday, saying it viewed religion as a problem practised by freaks and foreigners.

”The trouble with a lot of government initiatives about faith is that they assume it is a problem, it’s an eccentricity, it’s practised by oddities, foreigners and minorities,” he told The Daily Telegraph.

He said the Government was paying only scant attention to Christians, instead being intensely focused on Muslims. He also touched on the widening schism within the Anglican Church over the election of a second openly gay bishop in the US, saying: ”It confirms the feeling that they’re moving further from the Anglican consensus.”

Faithful treated as ‘oddities’: Archbishop

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