Justice Minister Jack Straw said in March that the government was "certainly ready to consider" reviewing the "antiquated" ban on Catholic monarchs.
Rules laid out in the Bill of Rights 1688, the Act of Settlement 1700 and the Act of Union 1706 state that the monarch must be a Protestant, and any royal who marries a Catholic is barred from the line of succession. (from'Britain mulls allowing Catholic monarchs: report in Hindustan Times)
Wow! This is indeed a major step for 'multi-cultural' Britain! I am so highly impressed!
Now that this Catholic issue is resolved, what happens to Presbyterians, Methodists, Calvinists, Quakers, Seventh Day Adventists, Mormons, Lutherans, Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox, Baptists, Jehovah's Witnesses, The Episcopal Church? Are they not Christian enough?
What if Prince Harry marries a Buddhist?
Does the 'modern State Of Great Britain differentiate between people based on choice of faith made 7 generations ago? Are people of different faith not 'people' enough?
What was the reason for Tony Blair to convert to Catholicism? Is that 'dog-whistle' religiosity with a unified Christian army against the 'evil forces of Islamic Fundamentalists?' Jeb Bush, brother of George Bush has already converted to Catholicism - and will George Bush follow?
Daniel Burke writes Washington Post thus,
Bush attends an Episcopal church in Washington and belongs to a Methodist church in Texas, and his political base is solidly evangelical. Yet this Protestant president has surrounded himself with Roman Catholic intellectuals, speechwriters, professors, priests, bishops and politicians. These Catholics -- and thus Catholic social teaching -- have for the past eight years been shaping Bush's speeches, policies and legacy to a degree perhaps unprecedented in U.S. history.