Story revealed by National Secular Society… http://www.secularism.org.uk/secularistcouncillorwontprayinch.html
It probably sounds quite bizarre to those of you lucky enough to live somewhere where church and state are separate, but here in the UK, stories like this are fairly common-place.
The guy’s getting a hard time for not joining in prayers in the Council Chamber!
Can you imagine the outcry from the Christian Lord Mayor if an Islamic council member suggested that she face Mecca and pray!?
Why don’t these people try seeing their view from someone else’s perspective?
I realise that the UK is still officially a Christian nation, but lets be real. It’s 2007. We are slowly secularising. Too slowly, but it is happening.
Just for interest, how would this story go down in the US?