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« MR KOBERTS & DISESTABLISHMENT Mr Hamlet Roberts has been brought up a Nonconformist, but he attends Church. His explanation, says the Liverpool Courier," is quite adequate. I go to Church," he says, because I hear less politics preached there than in chapel, but I have not seceded from Non- conformity." It is not, however, because he is a Nonconformist by training, or a. Church- man by preference, that he means to make the Disestablishment Bill a crucial issue in the election. I am strongly opposed to the dis- endowment of the Church, or any Church, on principle," he remarked in a Courier inter- view on Monday, "I should not like to see the endowments given to any religious body de- voted to purposes other than those br which they were given by the donors. I do not care what body such a blow is aimed at. Whatever injures one church must injure all, and it is a bad precedent. It is conceivable that you might by some chance get a Socialistic Govern- ment in power in the future who would im- mediately proceed to mete out similar treat- ment to the other religious bodies. I am con- vinced also that if this question of disendow- ment were submitted to the Welsh people to- day there would be a majority against any such measure. It is surprising, however, the ignor- ance that prevails in the country. People do not realise that not one penny of the rates is devoted to the Established Church. Nor do they realise that there is religious freedom in Wales and that a man can now worship where- ever he wants to worship." Mr Roberts has probably learned by this that there are many Nonconformists in the Diocese of St. Asaph who agree with him. There are at least some six hundred chapel folk" who belong to the Church Defence League.

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