Andy Walton looks at whether there is a "Religious Right" emerging in Britain
Nearly half a century ago, the Second Vatican Council corrected the Roman Catholic Church's historical attitude toward Jews with the document "Nostra Aetate," which exonerated the Jewish people of any collective guilt for the killing of Jesus and affirmed that God's covenant with them had never been abrogated.
Is there a 'religious right' emerging in Britain? - ABC Religion and Ethics
9th February 2013
Britain has a habit of adopting America's political traits, be they presidential-style primaries or televised debates. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it seems the British quietly admire American politics - or, at least, some forms of American politics.
America's theo-political landscape, specifically the development and influence of the religious right between the late 1970s and mid- to late-2000s, is not only not admired in Britain - frankly, it is despised. The religious right is, in effect, held up as some hideously concrete example of why Christianity and politics shouldn't mix. The British may have adopted a great deal from American culture in the post-war period, but they have not - thank God - adopted this.
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