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James singer Tim Booth on religion and Christian upbringing

Religion has "far too strong and subtle control" over society, said the lead singer of the band, James, who works has reflected questions around religion and his own Christian upbringing.

Tim Booth spoke about "unnaturally celibate" priests, circumcision, female genital mutilation (FGM) and attitudes towards assisted suicide, homosexuality and so-called honour killings,

In a personal film for the Daily Politics, he looked at organised religions and their rules and regulations on sexuality and the human body.

Mr Booth debated his film with the Rev Sally Hitchiner, chaplain at Brunel University, on Thursday's Daily Politics, and the full programme is on iPlayer for seven days.

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