Church Warns about Gay Marriage AGAIN!
The BBC has reported (amongst other news sites) that the Church of England is ‘warning’ that the legalization of gay marriage (or as I like to call it ‘marriage equality’) will undermine the Church’s status.
Let’s, once again, examine what they have said:
It says giving civil ceremonies the status of marriage would “alter the intrinsic nature of marriage as the union of a man and a woman”.
So what, why shouldn’t we alter the “intrinsic” nature of marriage if that nature discriminates against gay people? I still have not heard one good reason not to!
It said marriage acknowledged “an underlying biological complementarity which, for many, includes the possibility of procreation”.
Really? What about marriages where people have no intention of having children, or are incapable of having children (either due to sterility or what about when those are past childbreaing age). You do not even need to be married to have children in this day and age so why bring up biology?
The Church claims that plans to exempt religious organizations from performing gay marriages would be unlikely to survive legal challenges in domestic and European courts.
Good, there are some religious groups such as Quakers and Buddhists who want to provide this service. Let’s challenge and let them! Although it was noted that the European Court would probably not force religious groups to perform such marriages, just allow those who want to to do so.
In the analysis of the story BBC Correspondent Robert Piggott said:
By highlighting the possible loss of its role as a principal provider of marriages, and hinting even at the potential unravelling of its established status, the Church of England hopes to alert the public to the magnitude of what it believes is being proposed in the gay marriage legislation.
If this does lead to the unravelling of the CofE’s established status, I can do no better that repost a comment on the story
Bring it on!