Cherie Blair says Christians are being marginalized in UK

March 2nd, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar 2 (ANI): Cherie Blair, the wife of former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, has said that Christians are being marginalized in the country.

In her opinion, not many people in Britain dared to discuss their faith openly.

Cheries comments came in line with her husbands comments when he said that he feared speaking about religion as Prime Minister, as he didnt want to be labelled “a nutter”.

She also said that Christianity was “ambivalent to women”, and would not have a future unless traditional churches made efforts to reflect social change.

Speaking in the final part of the Channel 4 series Christianity, Cherie, a lawyer and committed Catholic, also slammed reports that her husband prayed with President Bush.

Screened on March 1, the series the former British premiers wife giving her own perspective on the future of the religion.

Cherie also expressed her disappointment at the apparent “terminal decline” of Christianity.

“Everywhere you look today churches are being closed, Christians are often being marginalised and faith is something few people like to discuss openly, the Telegraph quoted her as saying.

Tony Blair discussed the Christianity issue in a BBC programme after he left office in 2007.

He said that, while it was commonplace in the US and elsewhere for politicians to talk about their religious convictions, “you talk about it in our system and, frankly, people do think you”re a nutter”. (ANI)

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