For more on the continuing story of the persecution of CU’s in the UK, read what Cranmer has to say here. You might want to check your calendar first to make sure it isn’t the first of April. Any fictional writer who came up with a story line like this would be laughed out of court (except for the fact that some of our court officials seem to be mad as the proverbial hatters).
Mark Shaw QC, the independent adjudicator appointed by Exeter University, strongly criticised the Constitution of Exeter CU because it restricted the membership to Christians, despite the fact its meetings were open to everyone – of all faiths and none. He held it discriminatory that the CU should be run by Christians and held that the Guild policies in forcing the CU to be led by members open to other faiths was ‘laudable’. He concluded that Muslims should be able not only to attend meetings, but also to lead the Christian Union. Cranmer looks forward to the counter assertion, yet to be brought, that a Christian should be permitted to lead the Mohammedans’ Friday prayers.