THE Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has urged "militant
atheists" to accept that Britain is still a Christian country.
Speaking at the Conservative Party's spring conference last
week, Mr Pickles told delegates: "We're a Christian nation. We have
an established Church. Get over it. And don't impose your
politically correct intolerance on others."
In 2012, Mr Pickles worked to change the law to protect local
councils from legal challenges if they held prayers during public
meetings. "I've stopped an attempt by militant atheists to ban
councils having prayers at the start of meetings if they wish," Mr
Pickles said. "Heaven forbid."
Mr Pickles has publicly defended Christian heritage on several
occasions, and last year he said that the previous Labour
Government's attempt not to "do God" had "diminished