British Banks Face Heat From on High – WSJ.com
Earlier today, I posted an opinion piece from today’s USA Today newspaper where a rabbi urged clergy people not to politick from the pulpit. Obviously, I agreed with him.
However, in an interesting twist between government and religion, in the United Kingdom, the Bishop of Durham is grilled some of their nation’s top bankers as part of a Parliamentary inquiry into “banking standards.” Last July, it was learned that several leading UK banks were rigging interest rates such as the Libor (the London interbank lending rate).
A clergy man leading the public inquiry of bankers?
As I read the story, I was reminded of Jesus telling His disciples about rendering unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. I wonder where taking part in a government questioning of banks comes in?
(Via The Wall Street Journal.)