The law of the land

THE “England is a Christian country” assertion is used frequently by churches, either to justify 26 Anglican bishops in the House of Lords, plunder the public purse or extract further privileges from the state.

So, congratulations to your correspondent, Elaine Ansell, who effectively undermined their claim by quoting the Bowman case (letters, March 8). Upholders of the Christian country myth indulge in wishful thinking. Ms Ansell rests her case on the law of the land.

W. J. Mollroy

Somerhill Road