Isle of Man Freethinkers believe it essential that government
understands that major churches, far from representing the ‘moral
majority’ of the island, may in fact be a totally untypical minority.
It is also essential that the government practice of ‘automatically’
consulting on ‘ethical’ issues with selected church bodies is replaced
by an open, transparent consultation process.
In 2006 we
abandoned a previous position whereby individual Freethinkers made
personal responses to publicly advertised government consultations for
a structured response written by the secretary after calling for
personal opinion, anecdotal evidence or other contributions from the
Individual members are still free to submit their own responses of course.
table above provides links to some of our responses to government
consultations. Some cannot be included because the information included
was private and confidential. Some details have also been removed from
one response included here because it included information given to us
by the Scottish Registrar General solely to assist the Manx Registry.
Others will be added as they are submitted.