Damian Thompson is a hopeless dhimmi "journalist" who cowers before Islamic supremacists and dutifully recites their talking points, so it is no surprise that as he notes the collapse of Christianity and rise of Islam in Britain, all he is concerned about is that "the Churches haven't a hope in hell of stopping gay marriage."
If these demographic trends continue and Britain is Islamized, the Churches haven't a hope in hell of stopping a lot more than that, and one day their bloodied remnants will look back on the days when the gay marriage controversy raged while the Muslim population grew and grew a period of inexcusable unreality.
The shape of things to come
Poor Rowan Williams: wrong to the end. Christianity is not "fading away" in Britain, he says. Yes it is, as the census figures clearly illustrate.
Since the last census in 2001, the number of Britons identifying themselves, however loosely, as Christians is down 13 percentage points to 59 per cent.
The number of respondents who say they have no religious faith is up 10 points to 25 per cent. Meanwhile, staggeringly, the Muslim population has grown from 1.55 million to 2.7 million, an increase of 1.15 million from 2001 to 2011.
The surge in Islamic belief is entirely a consequence of immigration. The spread of agnosticism and atheism is (though I haven't yet seen the breakdown by age) largely generational....
A quick thought: these figures confirm that, saddled with shrinking congregations and (so far) dreadful leadership from Archbishops Williams and Nichols, the Churches haven't a hope in hell of stopping gay marriage.