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Prime Minister publically criticised for calling UK a Christian Country


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UK Prime Minister Mr Cameron gave a speech at Oxford University's 400th anniversary of King James Bible and at his Downing Street home's Easter speech and referred to Britain being a 'Christian Country'. A statement that was often made over the years because among other reasons, the UK has a Queen who is the constitutional Head of State and Head of the Protestant Church of England and all state ceremonies are officiated by both politicians and the C of E bishops.

However, when the Prime Minister said it lately, it sparked off a heated lot of debating and criticism.
An open letter of criticism signed by leading politicians; scientists; writers and media personalities was printed up in a prestigious British  newspaper:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/10777417/David-Cameron-fosters-division-by-calling-Britain-a-Christian-country.html

They denounced his language and accused him of 'fuelling division and alienation and offense' by calling Britain a Christian Country and arguing that it is no longer is a Christian Country.

A commentator in the newspaper on later days made interesting observations on both sides of the argument:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/10778564/Our-Christian-beliefs-are-under-attack-from-influential-and-militant-atheists.html

Other religious leaders in the UK commented on his speech and it's criticism here:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2609942/Yes-Britain-IS-Christian-country-respect-Hindu-Muslim-Sikh-leaders-PM-militant-atheists-tell-quiet-religion.html

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