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It may not be the Same Sex "Marriage" issue or a statement in opposition to homosexuals adopting babies but, it's a start and a good one at that.
The Girl Guides Association recently announced moves to remove any reference to God in the oath (or promise?) made by Girl Guide Novices before they are received into the arms of Baden-Powellship.
Christian groups worldwide have been aghast at the prospect and now a Bishop, and an English Bishop at that, has fearlessly stepped up to the mark to fly the flag for Christendom (rather too many metaphors, I'm afraid).
Thank heavens for a Bishop who is not afraid of his own shadow...trouble is, the Bishop concerned is an Anglican and not a Catholic - no surprise there then.
Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali has commended those Girl Guide leaders who are refusing to implement the new humanist oath and is encouraging others to do likewise.
But, it's not altogether a whole hearted stand against secularism as Bishop Nazir-Ali is advocating having a choice of oaths, one Christian and one Secular.
A shame really, there are over 900,00 Girl Guides who have already taken the Christian oath without any problem.
This is just another cynical and silly move by the humanist lobby.
The Catholic problem vis a vis the Bishops is that they all have a 'diocesan' mentality and no one speaks out with a corporate voice, as England and Wales is the territory of Archbishop Vincent Nichols.
And we know, do we not? That His Grace lacks the Heenan principle of grabbing a television camera crew and putting the Catholic view forward pronto.