Humanists and Secularists have been rejoicing ever since the Norwegian government took steps to disestablish the State Church back in March.
Now the National Secular Society is reporting that Norway’s Ministry of Education has rejected a request to establish a private school with humanist ideology.
And the basis of this rejection?
It breached governmental private school legislation on “religious grounds”.
Deputy education minister Elizabeth Dahle explained the government’s decision to deny permission in this case was that children need teachers who believe in God in order to make their own perception of religion.
Absolutely right. Not exactly inclusive these Humanists are they.
UPDATE: On the flip side, here in the UK, the British Humanist Society are reporting on the progress of a “Creationist” Free School, which is a development I’m not happy with also.