Sunday, March 04, 2007

No Smoking In Church

At the risk of ridicule, a few British bureaucrats are simply doing their job.

Churches told to put up No Smoking signs: Health chiefs are spending thousands of pounds ordering churches to put up signs banning smoking. The decision has left religious leaders bemused because, they say, no one smokes in places of worship anyway. … The Department of Health said: "Churches will be included in the ban as they are enclosed public spaces. Signs will be prominently displayed at all entrances."

The population has agreed that government has the duty to guide the population away from potential dangers to individual health. These civil servants are only trying to make sure that the path to a healthy life is well marked. I wonder how long before someone calls City Hall in Madison to complain about unmarked church doors? H/T The Brussels Journal