Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
Dedicated to exposing, and resisting, the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Nanny Bans Prayers

Nanny Bans PrayersNanny is a strange old bird, on the one hand Bliary and some of his leading ministers unwisely bring their Christian/Catholic religious beliefs into the political arena (politics and religion do not mix), yet on the other hand Nanny tries to expunge Christianity from British society.

One such instance of "expungement" occurred recently in one of Britain's oldest boroughs, Totnes. Totnes Town Council, for the last 600 years, has opened proceedings with a prayer to God asking for help.

Nanny has now decided to ban this, as it may offend others.

Mayor Pruw Boswell has now ordered that the prayers be replaced with a "quiet moment of reflection", so the council could be "sensitive to others' needs".

The Reverend Gordon Davies, of Totnes Methodist Church, thinks that this idea is bollocks.


"I know many non-believers who found the prayers of great comfort

because they are for the good of others.

If people felt it was offensive they didn't have to join in

The irony being that the one councillor who voted against the ban was in fact an atheist.

Funny old world isn't it?


  1. Well, you know, Nanny operates on the time-honored principle that that which is not compulsory must be forbidden.

    We can't very well tolerate occasions at which some people pray and other don't, for that would lead to the notion that people are free to pray or not pray, as they see fit, and where on earth would that lead us?

    It's a slippery slope to freedom.

  2. Anonymous8:35 PM

    Another truly pathetic example of this country bending over backwards to the minority groups again, at the expense of others.

  3. Anonymous9:08 PM

    Perhaps nanny must get real and take her blinkers off. It was done in good faith to save time but someone got NASTY (whose turning green?} as the point is made there are no minority groups to offend in Totnes so what other motive would there be tha to save time from long winded clgy who would as in the middle ages still like to rule. Move into the modern and Christian world where one does not make a fuss and bother for the sake of it.