He complained of a ‘strident and bullying campaign’ to marginalise Christianity in the name of political correctness.
Lord Carey said: ‘We have reached the point where politicians are mocked for merely expressing their faith.
‘I cannot imagine any politician expressing concern that Britain should remain a Christian country. That reticence is a scandal and a disgrace to our history.’
The powerful intervention from the retired Archbishop, who stepped down from Lambeth Palace in 2002, comes in the wake of strongly-expressed criticism of state attempts to sideline Christianity from other senior prelates.
Last month Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu said that Christianity was being pushed out of public life in a ‘ferocious and insidious’ manner. Read in full at the Daily Mail.