God is not a ‘runaway dad’ as bad as a drink driver, says the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams in a strong attack on David Cameron.
‘Yesterday, Father’s Day,’ Dr Williams told reporters, ‘the prime minister said fathers who don’t support their children are as bad as drink drivers.
‘Well, although I concede that God abandoned his Son, that doesn’t make him as bad as a drink driver. We all have to make sacrifices sometimes. God is not a bad dad.’
A Lambeth Palace spokesman said the Archbishop believed the prime minister was getting at him because he was miffed at Dr Williams’s recent attack on the Big Society.
Dr Williams, who supports two children and has a chauffeur, said he had been upset by the prime minister’s words.
‘He quite ruined my Father’s Day,’ the Archbishop said.