British territories told to lose their faith

| 17/11/2009

( The constitution of St. Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha islands states that the British territory wishes to respect "Christian and family values." And the constitution of the Cayman Islands declares that it is a "God-fearing country based on traditional Christian values," where "religion finds its expression in moral living and social justice." Given the Cayman’s reputation as an off-shore financial center, that last part might raise a few eyebrows. But what really bothers the British Foreign Office isn’t any possible inconsistency—it’s mentioning Christianity at all.

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