Archbishop Rowan’s argument that bits of religious law ought to be above the civil law was lost sometime back in the age of reason.
As can often occur, Chicken Yogurt puts it elegantly in words.
at my harshest I regard all this little more than the captain of one set counter-Enlightenment values speaking out on another set of counter-Enlightenment values.
UPDATED: 14 Feb 2008
If you have the energy, there is a good and thorugh piece of detective work about the speech, the interview and its aftermath by Matt Wardman. It points a finger in an interesting direction…
Matt Buck’s animated drawings