Retain the Act of Settlement 1701 e-petition
I received this email and thought BDF readers may be interested. It apears to be a cross party initiative from Unionists and church groups, as well as some Tories. Anyone else received it?
I have created an e-petition: Retain The Act of Settlement 1701.
Here is the link for the same: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/21216
Responsible department: Cabinet Office / Home Office
http://www.royal.gov.uk/HistoryoftheMonarchy/KingsandQueensoftheUnitedKingdom/TheStuarts/MaryIIWilliamIIIandTheActofSettlement/TheActofSettlement.aspx The Act protects the Protestant Succession, establishes the Glorious Revolution Settlement and provides freedom of religious expression for all under the law.
My aim in contacting your church, is:
* to publicise my e-petition via your site and/or magazine and congregations;
* to ensure the same is debated in Parliament; and also
* to ensure the same receives many thousands of e-signatures, compared to the 107 who have signed the RC e-petition to abolish The Act!
Yours In Christ
PS By way of an update:
It's now been live for 5 days and the good news is that someone signs it every 11 minutes (or every 4 minutes during office hours!)