Thinking Anglicans reports that former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey and Bishop Michel Scott-Joynt are in the news attacking UK equality legislation, The Human Rights Act.
Lord Carey is especially concerned about the rights of gays and lesbians under the new law:
Carey suggested (in The Telegraph) that recent legislation was unclear on where the balance of rights fell between different groups. One particularly contentious subject has been the clash of rights between homosexuals and Christians.
“Whatever the explanation, this situation needs urgent review and action from government,” he said.
Bishops of Winchester, Michael Scott-Joynt, believes Christians are less able to practice their faith than in the past:
Bishop Scott-Joynt told the BBC’s World This Weekend: “The problem is that there is a really quite widespread perception among Christians that there is growing up something of an imbalance in the legal position with regard to the freedom of Christians and people of other faiths to pursue the calling of their faith in public life, in public service.
“Probably for the first time in our history there is a widespread lack of religious literacy among those who one way and another hold power and influence, whether it’s Parliament or the media or even, dare I say it, in the judiciary.