This is what Rowan Williams (for it is he) said on the World at One today...
There's one law for everybody... I think that's a bit of a danger...
There's a place for finding what would be a constructive accommodation with some
aspects of Muslim law, as we already do with some other aspects of religious
law... What we don't want either, is I think, a stand-off, where the law squares
up to people's religious consciences... We don't either want a situation where,
because there's no way of legally monitoring what communities do... people do
what they like in private in such a way that that becomes another way of
intensifying oppression inside a community.
So let's get this straight. The man who leads the Church of England doesn't believe we are all equal under the law. So what next: a different law for gay people, a different law for ethnic minorities? Where on earth would it end? I'll tell you where. Anarchy.
On several occasions in the past I have thought Rowan Williams unfit to lead the Church of England, but since I am not a member of it I kept quiet. But thse remarks take his weakness of mind to an altogether different level. I imagine Cardinal Murphy O'Connor's doors will be open to many refugees from what used to be a fine Church. It has latterly become little more than a joke in most people's eyes.
I look forward to hearing the Archbishop Cranmer's views.