Por ser hostil a la religión cristiana, lo que enviaría un mensaje contradictorio a sus fieles:
Mark Brewer, a lawyer from Texas who is chairman of the St Stephen the Great Charitable Trust says: «Stocking books which are inimical to Christianity, which without question the Koran is, could well create the wrong impression among some that we endorse the belief systems of other religions as equal or viable alternatives.»
Lógico. Algunos creen que las iglesias cristianas tienen que convertirse en centro «interconfesionales»:
70% of Britain’s population claim to be Christian and want to see Britain run on Christian values, a poll from a year ago revealed. Church attendance is poor in many areas (though John Sentamu is succeeding in attracting many young people to his busy services).
Sadly, while Islam has campaigned vigorously to stamp its identity on Britain, the leaders of the Anglican Church and to a lesser extent the Catholic Church have stood back and let this happen. Churches and cathedral managements allow interfaith services to take place in their buildings – when such a notion would be unthinkable in a mosque. Over the last year, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Britain’s leading Catholic, has made several speeches condemning the treatment of Christians in Muslim countries.
Además están abriendo iglesias cerradas:
St Mary Magdalene, a Bradford Anglican church that closed two years ago, has been bought by the trust, and an Orthodox priest will be installed «in this difficult mission field, surrounded by Muslims».
Two Anglicans still sit on the board of SPCK, so their views will be considered. If an Anglican church has failed to attract worshippers and has closed, it is better for Christianity in Britain that a Christian group tries to make it succeed as a Christian house of worship, rather than be demolished or sold off as a warehouse or mosque.
Esperemos que se llenen de fieles.