“A legal battle has begun in an attempt to stop prayers being said before a Devon council’s meetings.
The National Secular Society (NSS) is seeking a judicial review over whether prayers said at Bideford Town Council breach human rights legislation.”
No. They don’t. Legislation, maybe, that being a purely artificial construct. Human rights, no.
The regime currently ruling Burma/Myanmar breaches human rights.
The Taliban breach human rights.
A town council that has voted, twice, to keep the prayers before its meetings start isnot breaching human rights. You don’t like it, turn up to meetings five minutes late. Or mutter “arse” when everyone mutters “amen”. Or whatever. Exercise your own human rights in response. But stop whining when a democratic vote offends you.
And while I’m in full Tunbridge Wells mode, telling a teenager to pull his trousers up doesn’t breach his human rights either. I’m reasonably certain my right not to have a human backside thrust into my face takes priority.
End of rant. Resume your lives.