06 October 2008

People Of Faith Not Welcome?

As you can see from their fringe listings, the Conservative Party play host to "prayer breakfasts" during conference - a long tradition, I believe. Go to Labour's fringe listings and marvel at their "no prayer breakfast". It should be an uncontroversial idea that people of all faiths should feel comfortable in all the mainstream parties.

But with the departure of Des Browne and Ruth Kelly from the Labour front-bench, it appears that Labour's leading anti-Catholic MEP Mary Honeyball has got her wish. I'm fairly open-minded on these things (grins), but how can a person of faith possibly support the Labour Party?


MotherOnTheEdge said...

It's difficult... trust me!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info. It's issues like this that draw me to the Conservative Party and away from Labour. It was my first Conservative conference this year, I found the incorporation of the prayer breakfast and church services at the Conference impressive and respectful.

Anonymous said...

Stupid boy.

The Christian socialist lot organise regular fringe events at Labour conference, and have always done so.

There is a prayer breakfast every morning.

Praguetory said...

See links. Unwilling to attend Labour conference I can only go on the published timetable.