Vexen Crabtree (vexen) wrote,
Vexen Crabtree

Christian political party in New Zealand disbands

National Secular Society newsletter excerpts:

"A Christian political party in New Zealand is being closed down after its former leader was
jailed for abusing young girls."

I think religion-based parties (being sectarian, theocratic and bad for democracy) should be banned (see my page on Single-Issue Parties!), and continued events like this show us that it's not just Islamist parties or ethnic reactionary parties that are dangerous, but any religious party.

Rulers and those in power should not be religious, or at least, should not form commitees or power-groups based around religion. Religion should remain private as it should be and simply not be a factor in politics.
Tags: democracy, new zealand, paedophilia, politics, religion
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