Biblical zeal is a ruse

Every copy of Gove’s specially printed Bible has “presented by the secretary of state for education” written on it

Michael Gove’s biblical zeal is a ruse

Michael Gove’s scheme to send a special edition of the King James Bible to every state school in the country has been saved. The plan, which was announced last year, was reported to have run into difficulties when it was decided that it wouldn’t be appropriate for taxpayers to pay for it. Instead the bill is to be footed by leading Tory donors. That’s not to say that they’re not also taxpayers. I’m sure they are. To some extent.

It’s going to cost £370,000, which is a lot of money if you’re a normal human. It’s not quite so much if you’re a leading Tory donor. That’s not to say that they’re not also normal humans. I’m sure they are. To some extent.

Source: The Guardian Read more

Opinion:

Neither tax payers, nor Tory donors, nor indeed humans should pay for this. This is the church’s responsibility, and should be nothing to do with the government.

£370,000 is purely to buy votes from the religiously impaired, who can’t tell that they are being conned.

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