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What’s behind the Coalition’s Bible talk?

By Elizabeth Hunter  

This government "does God." But faith groups need to be partners, not vehicles for the "Big Society"

In recent months, we’ve seen a new confidence in talking about religion from the Coalition. In contrast with the last government’s reticence on the subject, we’ve had David Cameron extolling the virtues of the King James Version, and Michael Gove proposing to send a Bible to every school. Cameron went so far as to distinguish himself from Labour explicitly: “People often say politicians shouldn’t ‘do God.'” In fact, he said, politicians…

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