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| 23rd February 2010 | Modified: 20th October 2014 | Christianity, News Releases | Seen 46 times | Liked 0 times

23 February
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23rd February 2010

Tuesday 23 February 2010

Reacting to comments made by Jim Murphy MP today on suggesting that "religion should play a role in British politics", Cardinal Keith O'Brien said;

"Any recognition of the role played by faith and religion in society is to be welcomed. However a tangible example by the Government over the last decade that it acknowledged or endorsed religious values would also have been welcomed. Instead we have witnessed this Government undertake a systematic and unrelenting attack on family values. This is a charge I personally put to Gordon Brown when we met in 2008 and I have seen no evidence since then to suggest anything has changed."

Cardinal O'Brien added;  

"When introducing legislation to permit experimentation on and destruction of human embryos the objections of the church and other faiths were ignored. When introducing legislation to permit civil partnerships and same sex adoption the objections of the church and other faiths were ignored. In refusing to tackle the soaring toll of abortions, the views of the church and other faiths were ignored. Most recently in advancing legislation which would completely and permanently undermine religious freedom this Government has taken no note whatsoever of the concerns of people of faith."

ENDS

Peter Kearney
Director
Catholic Media Office
5 St. Vincent Place
Glasgow
G1 2DH
0141 221 1168
07968 122291
pk@scmo.org
www.scmo.org

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