Motion S5M-07049: Church, Religion and the State

11 Aug 2017

That the Parliament notes what it considers the important traditional separation of church, and religion, and state in Scotland; believes that this important principle is one of the main building blocks of society, in practice meaning that churches should not interfere in the running of the state and that the state should limit its intervention in religion only to what is absolutely necessary; notes the reported suggestions that the law should be changed to force Catholic and Muslim leaders to allow female priests and mullahs; considers that this would represent unreasonable interference in the operation of religious life in Scotland, and hopes that the separation of state and religion will continue to be respected.