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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:

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:


Other religious leaders in the UK commented on his speech and it's criticism here:

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