Lord Carey has criticised a top judge's comments that courts are "no longer Christian" in multi-cultural Britain.
Sir James Munby, president of the Family Division of the High Court, said in a speech in London this week that, as Britain was a multicultural nation, judges must take an "essentially neutral view of religious beliefs" and should not "weigh one religion against another".
"Once upon a time, the perceived function of the judges was to promote virtue and discourage vice and immorality," he said. "I doubt one would now hear that from the judicial bench."
Writing in the Daily Mail, Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, challenged his view, saying that Britain's legal system had its roots in Christian ethics and that the Christian faith was the foundation of British culture. ...