from a headline in The Sun, 18/04/2003
I sat the kids down and said, look, I could lose my job
over this. I want you to understand, its serious.
No, dont try to stop me. Ive taken this decision
because, well, I think its the right thing to do. Ive thought
a lot. I am prepared to make the sacrifice.
As you know, I dont talk very much about my religion.
It's always been there and, well, it goes deep, but I
dont force it, I hope, down others throats. Its just that
when a man or, indeed, woman is at a crossroads
in life, you fall back on first principles, and if
the whole world is against you, but you know
in your heart, youre doing the right thing, that gives you
the courage to keep on.
I am prepared
to go so far as to say that those who are
opposed to me (as you know, there are quite a lot of them!)
are, in some sense, sincere in their beliefs.
Its just that theyre, well, wrong. And all those who
arent with me, are against me. I hope thats
quite clear. So, hey, lets go. Lets start a war.