Monday, November 9, 2009

UK Courts Crossing new Threshold

The highest UK court may remove the authority of the chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth to decide who is a Jew. This decision will have consequences that could also remove the ability of the Church to decide who is or is not a Catholic.

This is not merely an illustration of the growth of secularism but a dangerous precedent where the state takes upon itself questions of religious truth. All religious authority is threatened. This may create a precedent for the government to intervene in matters of morality and force churches to recognize illicit forms of marriage.

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