Ive said my bit and ill not add more, religious threads here always end baaadly lol
Ask any minority in Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran or any fascist state you like and they'll tell you what fun being marginalised is. Have you ever heard of tyranny of the majority?f it says one nation under rama, or a specific god then its endoring a religion. Why is marginalization bad? if majority have no problem with it, then minority can leave or not do since its not forcing anyone to pray.
That's not the same as ethnic/religious/cultural minorities being undermined, having their rights taken away from them etc.Choice is still there. Minority will be margilized in all decisions anyway. Its the nature of being minority. Thats how democracy works. Giving too much rights to minority is a huge problem. Just look at U.S. congress, a small numbers of republicans could filibuster when democrates had super majority. Nothing got done at all.
The main reason why I think it's a problem is because we are a secular nation and religion shouldn't touch any aspect of our government. (Even though the House of Lords does not adhere to this)
In any case, with your 'lawful neutral' stance you basically open the door for any majority state-approved religion to stomp on the rights of others and watch on approvingly as no legislation technically forbids it. We need a constitution, and fast to prevent this kind of nonsense from happening.
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Would it be a "greater evil" for Saudi Arabia to rescind its laws on homosexuality and leaving Islam?
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If they want to Pray, they can do it before or after, not DURING a time-slot allocated to a Council meeting.
The High Court was absolutely right, and now the Failservatives have just bullied their opinion though (The Cons were not elected, they did not win the election).
Hopefully it will go to the Court of Appeal and then the Supreme Court if needs be.