The Archbishop of Canterbury here in the UK has criticized the Labour party for treating religious folk as “oddities”:
The trouble with a lot of Government initiatives about faith is that they assume it is a problem, it’s an eccentricity, it’s practised by oddities, foreigners and minorities. The effect is to de-normalise faith, to intensify the perception that faith is not part of our bloodstream. And, you know, in great swathes of the country that’s how it is.
I’ve not been in the UK long enough to know much about this, but does anyone see this in the States? I see it on TV and in films, but I don’t see it much in the government.