An excerpt from The Guardian – 'Militant secularisation' taking hold of British society, says Lady Warsi (13-02-2012)
Lady Warsi is to warn of what she calls the “militant secularisation” of society and propose Christianity is given a central role in public life when she leads a high-level government delegation on an official visit to the pope.
In a speech on Tuesday she will say: “My fear is that today, militant secularisation is taking hold of our societies. We see it in a number of things: when signs of religion cannot be displayed or worn in government buildings, and where religion is sidelined and downgraded in the public sphere.
“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.”