Religious Privilege

Bishops

Bishops in the House of Lords

The presence of the Church of England in the House of Lords entrenches a privileged position for one particular branch of one particular religion.

Only 16% of the population profess affiliation to the Church of England¬†according to¬†the 2013 British Social Attitudes survey, (and only 1.4% being in Church on any given Sunday according to the church’s own attendance figures.)

Did you know that if two members of the House of Lords wish to speak, the Bishop is given the right to speak first?

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