Warsi romps home with the prize.http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/fe ... lady-warsi
"For me one of the most worrying aspects about this militant secularisation is that at its core and in its instincts it is deeply intolerant. It demonstrates similar traits to totalitarian regimes – denying people the right to a religious identity because they were frightened of the concept of multiple identities."
Ever heard about Franco's Spain? Plenty of religion in that fascism. And secularism isn't intolerant of religion. It just doesn't want it appropriating more and more public space. Which is what it's doing with Academies.
"Too often there is suspicion of faith in our continent hinging on a basic misconception – that to create equality and space for minorities we need to erase our religious heritage," she will say.
Pure Daily Mail. There are some lefties wot hate Christianity because it's offensive to ethnics.
She will argue "people need to feel stronger in their religious identities, more confident in their beliefs". While individuals should not dilute their nations, nor should nations deny their religious heritages.
So those empty pews are down to a lack of confidence, are they?