DCLG cash intended for faith groups given to atheists
It turns out that Hazel Blears's Department for Communities and Local Government has granted no less than £25,000 of its "Faith Communities Capacity Building Fund" to the British Humanist Association, which not only promotes atheism, but actively campaigns against public money being given to faith groups which provide or support local and community services.
An answer to a parliamentary question has also revealed that the BHA has received a further £35,000 from the Equality and Human Rights Commission to to deliver "increased understanding of issues of religion or belief in the context of equality and human rights within the voluntary sector, media and general public".
Shadow DCLG secretary Caroline Spelman is seething:
The story is covered in this morning's Daily Mail.