The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, on 16 December 2011 made an important speech occasioned by the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.
"I know and fully respect that many people in this country do not have a religion. And I am also incredibly proud that Britain is home to many different faith communities, who do so much to make our country stronger. But what I am saying is that the Bible has helped to give Britain a set of values and morals which make Britain what it is today. Values and morals we should actively stand up and defend. The alternative of moral neutrality should not be an option. You can’t fight something with nothing. Because if we don’t stand for something, we can’t stand against anything."
He claims "it is easier for people to believe and practise other faiths when Britain has confidence in its Christian identity". Read the whole speech here, and feel free to comment.