Responding to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent display of religious faith, Mark Litlewood was interviewed on the Sunday programme on BBC Radio 4 to discuss leadership and religion.
Mark Littlewood said that politicians talking about their religious views was not a wholly helpful thing as it blurs the separation between Church and State. He argued that Merkel was straying away from politics and being something of a missionary.
In the UK, politicians’ religious views are often very discreet. Whilst Britons do not warm to overtly religious politicians, Mark Littlewood suggested that religious leaders are useful voices in debates on ethical issues such as gay marriage. Perhaps this is because they echo concerns often found on political backbenches, Mark Littlewood said.
Listen to the full interview here. Segement starts at 18.05.