In a story from The MailOnline
, a group of British MPs is pushing to remove references to Christianty from the constitutions of its territories.
For example, the constitution of the Cayman Islands makes the assertion in its preamble that it is a "God-fearing country based on traditional Christian values, tolerant of other religions and beliefs."
According to the story:
"...the Foreign Affairs Committee is pressing for the change amid claims that references to traditional Christian morality could undermine gay rights in the overseas territories."
The move has prompted the Bishop of Winchester to send a strongly worded letter to the committee and Foreign Secretary David Miliband.
The bishop said that references to Christianity in the preambles of the constitutions of territories over which Britain still has control should have no impact on the human rights of people living there.
Tory MP and former Minister Ann Widdecombe added: "As far as I am concerned, it is proof positive that this Government is anti-Christian. It is up to places like these to make their own decisions. There is no compelling reason for the Government to go down to this level of detail."