You probably never wondered if the Strathclyde Police force is serious about diversity, but the BBC can tell you — they’re not:
Eight police officers serving with Scotland’s largest force listed their official religion as Jedi in voluntary diversity forms, it has emerged. Strathclyde Police said the officers and two of its civilian staff claimed to follow the faith, which features in the Star Wars movies.
Now I ken Scottish jaywalkers get tickets written by constable Obi-Wan MacTavish Dundee…
[Thanks to Peter Sullivan for the story.]
British listing themselves as Jedi is an ancient story. Back in the 2001 Census ” 390,000 people entered their religion as Jedi Knight (more than any of Sikhs, Buddhists or Jews), with some areas registering up to 2.6% of people as Jedi. Thus, ‘Jedi’ was fourth largest reported religion in the country.”
Read more here, for example.