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EXCLUSIVE BRETHREN AND CHARITY STATUS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 873: tabled on 19 December 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House congratulates the Charity Commission for denying charitable status to the Exclusive Brethren sect; notes the sect's doctrine of separation which has divided families and excludes Brethren from society to the extent that members refuse to live in semi-detached houses for fear of contamination from non-Brethren; and is appalled by the definition of their faith expressed by their leader Bruce Hales that the whole principles of the world have to be scorned, disdained and hated and that members of the sect have to develop an utter hatred of every feature of the world to avoid being sucked in and seduced by it.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.