Cardinal Keith O’Brien resigns Read more
His reasoning (such as it is) is that more people responded to the consultation on Marriage Equality than did on Scottish Independence and there is going to be a referendum on that!
But he is comparing apples with oranges here. Scottish Independence is a political issue which affects everyone and has major constitutional, domestic and international implications. Putting this to a public vote in a referendum is a resonable approach regardless of which side of the issue you fall. Marriage Equality is about fundamental human rights which actually should be automatic and not subject to a popular vote. The fact that public opinion, and the opinion of the polititians is very much in favour of this North of the Border and the RC Church’s bigoted homophobia in wanting to deny people these rights is being rejected just goes to show that the poor old cardinal just doesn’t get it!
Apparently after David Cameron’s speech to the Conservative Party Conference Read more
At this weekend’s annual Gay Pride March through central London a group of Baptist preachers set up a small anti-gay demonstration along the route and selectively read out anti-gay passages of the Bible to demean those taking part in the parade.
Let’s be clear. These passages in the Bible are quite clear. The book does, explicitly, condemn homosexuality (at least male homosexuality). Let me repeat, these passages are explicit, they cannot be “liberally interpreted.” Some of the biblical passages might have been quoted out of context, but others weren’t!
As the Bible is a massive work of fiction and the god descibed within its horrific pages does not exist, we can call these bigots out for what they are – homophobic bigots.
According to one self righteous homophobe…sorry preist, allowing gay clergy to be ordained into the Chruch of Scotland would blow the church apart like a hand grenade (…no not the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch..three shall thou count!).
I am actually torn on this, I believe passionately in equality, so should gays be ordained. Then again I don’t want any clergy to exist gay or straight!
Would gay clergy blow the church apart? Let’s do it and find out….
…and if it does, good!
Adoption charity Catholic Care has lost its latest appeal to continue to be bigots…sorry, it has lost its latest appeal to discriminate and treat gay couples as second class citizens and unfit people on the basis that an impossible, unproven, invisible, intolerant sky fairy said so….
No, let me start again!
Adoption charity Catholic Care has lost its latest appeal to be exempt from quality laws that allow gay couples to use adoption services. Full story from the BBC
Another victory against old fashioned and out of date, bigoted views based on a faith position, which no longer serves a civilised society.