Former U.K. Cabinet Member Says Sunday School Inspections Show Govt Sees Religion as ‘Problem’

timms-compressedU.K. (Christian Institute) — Proposals for Ofsted to inspect Sunday Schools illustrate that government ministers see religious faith as “a problem,” a former Cabinet minister has said.

Labour MP Stephen Timms, a former chief secretary to the Treasury, made the comments while speaking at the release of a new report about faith-based charities.

The government announced in October that it will push ahead with plans to give Ofsted the power to investigate church youth work.

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