Commenting on the complaint made against Cherie Blair, alleging that she had handed down a more lenient sentence to a man who had been convicted of fracturing a person’s jaw because he was religious, Jonathan Bartley, co-director of the Christian thinktank Ekklesia said:
“You can’t pretend religion is an irrelevant factor in assessing someone's behaviour because faith will always have some sort of an impact on how we behave.
“However it would be very wrong to assume that just because a person is religious they will automatically be a good person. You only have to look back through history to know that is not the case.
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