Bishops in the House of Lords – time to go
The UK is the only democratic country to have religious representation in its legislature as of right, which is absurd. Now that the Church of England has sanctioned its US branch because it supports equal marriage, there’s even more reason to boot the bishops out of the Lords. Sign this petition and write to your MP.
The petition states:
Remove Church of England Bishops from the House of Lords.
With the publication of the Church of England’s intention to sanction the US Episcopal Church over the latter’s sympathetic stance towards equal marriage, the C of E is quite out of step with UK Law and indeed common humanity. Thus we feel strongly these bishops have no place in our government.
Click here to read the National Secular Society’s briefing on the bishops, with ammunition to use when writing to your MP – just as important as signing the petition.