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    And England keeps moving right along in its efforts to become a Muslim state.

    Earlier this week the British Broadcasting Corporation, or BBC, appointed a Muslim as head of its religious programming department -- a move being hailed as a "radical departure from broadcasting tradition."

    Aaqil Ahmed, former executive at Channel 4, is the new of Head of Religion and Ethics and Commissioning Editor for Religion TV, a position some call one of the most influential religious roles in the United Kingdom.

    Dr. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is concerned over the appointment of a Muslim, claiming it comes at a time when Christian leaders worry their faith is being marginalized and criticized by authorities. The Church of England notes that Muslims make up only three percent of the country's population while nearly 70 percent claim to be Christian.

    However, other religious leaders are taking a wait-and-see approach, calling Ahmed a "respected professional" and the most qualified person for the position. Some even claim that turning him down because of his faith, despite his credentials, would amount to discrimination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    And England keeps moving right along in its efforts to become a Muslim state.

    Dr. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is concerned over the appointment of a Muslim, claiming it comes at a time when Christian leaders worry their faith is being marginalized and criticized by authorities. The Church of England notes that Muslims make up only three percent of the country's population while nearly 70 percent claim to be Christian.
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    Now why would anyone think that Christian leaders are worried about the marginalization of their faith? Maybe because the Archbishop of Canterbury is more concerned with PC causes than with spiritual ones? For example, when western civilization was in an existential clash with the Soviet Union, Williams took part in anti-nuclear demonstrations at United States bases, was arrested at a protest organized by the Committee for Nuclear Disarmament at Lakenheath and was a member of the left-wing Anglo-Catholic Jubilee Group. When it comes to Al Qaeda, he wrote that terrorists "can have serious moral goals" and that "Bombast about evil individuals doesn't help in understanding anything." He has argued that the partial adoption of Islamic Sharia law in the United Kingdom is "unavoidable" and should not be resisted. On homosexuality, he has written the following:

    "In a church that accepts the legitimacy of contraception, the absolute condemnation of same-sex relations of intimacy must rely either on an abstract fundamentalist deployment of a number of very ambiguous biblical texts, or on a problematic and nonscriptural theory about natural complementarity, applied narrowly and crudely to physical differentiation without regard to psychological structures."
    On economic freedom:

    "Every transaction in the developed economies of the West can be interpreted as an act of aggression against the economic losers in the worldwide game."
    Willilams signed a petition against the Iraq War as being against UN ethics and Christian teaching, and "lowering the threshold of war unacceptably" and wrote to Tony Blair expressing deep concern about UK government policy and criticising the coalition troops' conduct in Iraq. As for action on Syria or Iran:

    "When people talk about further destabilization of the region and you read some American political advisers speaking of action against Syria and Iran, I can only say that I regard that as criminal, ignorant and potentially murderous."
    Sorry, but unilateral nuclear disarmament, socialism, apologetics for terrorism and the rest of the PC circus don't do a thing to advance faith, they marginalize it by driving it out of the church and replacing it with trendy leftist political positions. The Muslims aren't the problem, the collapse of the core values of the Anglican Church, as demonstrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury is what is marginalizing faith.
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