Last night’s Moral Maze on BBC Radio 4, examines the B&B gay rights case and asks:
Is the application of the Human Rights Act being turned in to a political ideology and being used to persecute a group – the religious – that is now a minority in our society? Should religious beliefs have any privileged status in a democratic society? How do we define the boundaries of liberty? Is the state, through the legal system, defending minorities or encroaching in to the very core of our personal freedoms and telling us what to believe?
Michael Buerk chairs with Michael Portillo, Claire Fox, Matthew Taylor and Clifford Longley on the panel. The guests include Richard Norman, Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Kent, Vice-President of the British Humanist Association, and a member of the BHA’s Humanist Philosophers group.
Listen again: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00xw1t9
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]Humanist philosopher Richard Norman discusses the B&B gay rights case on Moral Maze,