Friday, January 26, 2007

The Equality Act

Good on the Roman Catholic church in England in making a stand against the scandalous "Equality Act" rushed through Westminster by Tony Blur and his gang of postmodernist do-gooders. And good on the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in supporting Cardinal Murphy O'Connor.
The "Equality Act" isn't about race or creed, it deals exclusively with the rights of gay and lesbian people to be treated as if they were heterosexuals. When, in most cases, they're not. When the act becomes law on 1st April - and they couldn't have chosen a better date - Roman Catholic adoption agencies will break the law if they refuse to place a child with a gay or lesbian couple. Tony Blur has said the Catholic agencies may be given a 'period of grace' during which they can choose to adapt or close.
God help us. The civilised society we have in Great Britain and Ireland was designed and built, largely, by the Christian vision and efforts of men and women transformed by God's grace and based on his morality as revealed in scripture. Like it or not, we're living in the first 50 years of Western post-Christianity, and most of us are doing nothing about it. The legislative sluice-gates are opening a chink at a time, and no one should be surprised at what's coming out.
For the record, all people are of equal value and equal potential. I'm not against gay people. I'm just against acts of gay sex because scripture tells me it offends God, and that's not the way to social betterment, happiness and personal fulfilment.
Fifty years ago, acts of buggery were imprisonable offences. After 1st April an English hotelier will face prison if he doesn't allow it on his premises. Is this what our generation will be remembered for?


At 2:15 a.m., Anonymous bill said...

Fortune has smiled on me in that my professional endeavours have introduced me to thousands of people, most of whom have become good friends. These people represent a very broad section of society from deans and priests to mafiosi and bikers. I'm aquainted with many gays and bisexuals. One of my good friends and a fellow colleague has been in a gay relationship for over twenty years and my understanding is that there has never been anal sex in all that time. They actually love one another. Gay people don't offend me but public acts of a sexual nature, gay, bi, or hetero, do. If God finds what they do in His sight offensive, then, it's His choice to do as He will. It's not my judgement to make. We are all God's children.

At 2:11 a.m., Blogger The Phantom said...

Big Ulsterman

I couldn't agree more with what you say or the tone in which you say it.

I don't think that anyone wants to go back to the days of gay-bashing and persecution.

But the pendulum has swung so far to the other side, that one is called a "bigot" for not accepting as legitimate marriages without any brides, marriages without any grooms, or placing infants in such households.

I couldn't count myself as a particularly Christian or religious person, but I recognize the immense loss that has befallen Ireland and Britain, Europe and, scant footsteps behind it, America, as Christianity has faded away to a wisp of a formality.

At 3:52 a.m., Anonymous bill said...

Certainly, we are in a post Christian era. As long as freedom of choice exists, I don't have a problem with that. What I do have a problem with is tyranny and oppression of any sort. Perhaps it has something to do with my background. I do believe that groups with special interests in this day and age have a tendency to walk all over others. Yes, sometimes the pendulum swings too far the other way. At that point, I come out swinging. Usually figuratively of course!

At 5:31 p.m., Anonymous Jo said...

Where or what is this immense loss? What is gained is the exprssion of love and feeling as meaningful and real as heteroesexual love.

What is lost is the ability to discriminate against one in ten people. No loss at all, then.


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