A Catholic on the English Throne?

by Mike on September 25, 2008

in Religion,UK Politics

Gordon Brown has drawn up an interesting proposal that would allow Catholics to sit on the English throne for the first time in over 300 years.  Presumably, people from other currently excluded faiths would also be eligible to wear the crown as well. Given the decline of Anglican Church attendance, the increase in Catholic Church attendance, and growth of Islam in Londonistan however, it isn’t entirely clear whether the next non-Anglican monarch would be a spiritual heir of King James II and Queen Mary I or something along the lines of a sultan.

The reform would also change the line of succession to make the monarch’s eldest child the next in line, regardless of gender.

If this passes, the UK may also need to reconsider the concept of state religion.

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