Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury has been taking heat lately for comments he made recommending that parts of Sharia law be incorporated into the British legal system. Martin Rowson editorializes above.
Hitchens was not sparing in his derision of the Archbishop, writing:
“…just look at how casually this sheep-faced English cleric throws away the work of centuries of civilization.”
While we here at the Universal Life Church respect each religion and strongly advocate freedom of practice, we are equally strongly opposed to religions meddling with the state and vice-versa. The domestic abuse and misogyny that Sharia sanctions and codifies aside, there are so many different interpretations and implementing one strain would disenfranchise Muslims from different sects, not to mention secularists and other non-Muslims.