Monday, August 06, 2007

Anti Catholic Law

Did you know that British royalty can marry a Hindu, Muslim, Jew or any other faith without having to renounce their succession to the throne? But if they marry a Catholic, either the heir to the throne has to renounce their right to inherit the throne, or the fiance must renounce their Catholic faith.

British royalty have been barred from becoming Catholics and from marrying one for over three hundred years now, by the 1701 Act of Settlement.

It's easy to see the discrimination against Catholics here, but of equal concern is the hope for salvation for those who refuse to become Catholic to save their souls.

1 comment:

Unitas said...

I believe it has to do with the same law as the leader of Britain must be an Anglican, as Henry VII's little tantrum made it so whomever is the leader of Britian is the leader of the Church of England.

It's quite rediculous they still hold on to such things.

Where I live it's still on the lawbooks that it's legal to hang a man in your front yard for stealing your horse, and it's a $500 fine for spitting on the sidewalk.