Christianity in Public Life

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:30 pm on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of David Taylor David Taylor Labour, North West Leicestershire 2:30 pm, 11th March 2009

At the start of the hon. Gentleman's speech, he talked about Christians and faith groups helping the marginalised in society. However, the current situation means that Christians themselves and members of other faith groups are being marginalised. On his point about the relationship between those working in faith-based charitable organisations and the public sector, does he agree that the case of Caroline Petrie, who was a nurse suspended for offering to pray for a patient, was appalling? That sort of utter overreaction gives an indication of the values of the public sector and its oversensitivity to these matters.