The BBC asked the following question in the "have your say" page:
I am happy to see that the vast majority of respondents think NO, NO and NO! This is a relief.
I checked the to 47 responses and here are the first few, the mot recommended ones:
No and I would go further and say all local authority schools should also be 100% secular. Paul Price, Carmarthen, United Kingdom
Religion and politics should stay separate.
I hate using pain and misery to make a point, but the Church in Ireland shows us the dangers. O.W.
It is absolutely right for the Government to ignore religion. This is 2009 - laws should be based on democratic values, not superstition. If you want to see what a society run according to religious rule of law is like you only have to look at Iran. Richard Lewis, Cambridge
Organised religion has caused more war than peace. Lucien Piers
an "eccentricity" practised by "oddities" Sounds spot on to me [paulmathome], London
Already we have the politicians in a so-called 'class war.'
All we need now is for 'faith war' where they needle each other about which religious sect they belong to. NO NO NO to religion in politics! Norman
The first irrational response is 48th in rank:
Strange thing – countries or states that seek to deny Christ normally end up as terrible places to be in [grainsofsand], United KingdomI can imagine what people would reply if the same question was asked in the U.S....