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Don’t Pray Here

Press Release

Town hall ban on Christian prayers is ‘absurd political correctness’

Prayers held at council meetings in Totnes, one of the oldest boroughs in the country, have been scrapped after nearly 600 years – over fears the prayers would offend other religions. This includes banning the Lord’s Prayer at the end of council meetings.

Vicars from local churches – including the United Free Church, Catholic Church and <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Methodist Church – have been told their services are no longer required by Totnes Town Council.

Eric Pickles MP, Shadow Minister for Local Government, criticised the decision:

“This is a deeply troubling move, which I hope other councils will not be foolish enough to follow. Such absurd town hall political correctness actually serves to undermine community cohesion and tolerance towards all religions. The Lord’s Prayer is an important part of the religious and cultural fabric of our nation.”

Eric Pickles MP
10/01/2007




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