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Cameron’s Gay Marriage Slur Against the Church

 

The UK Christian Institute:

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

The Prime Minister David Cameron last night lashed out at churches for “locking out” gays by supporting marriage between one man and one woman.

He said he was proud to follow in the tradition of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, who introduced civil partnerships in 2005.

And he repeated his commitment to redefine marriage by 2015, regardless of what the public or his own backbenchers think about it.

He made the remarks at a party for gay activists hosted at Downing Street, just hours after he entertained the Queen who is supreme governor of the Church of England.

He praised Tony Blair for introducing civil partnerships, then said: “I just want to say I am absolutely determined that this Coalition government will follow in that tradition by legislating for gay marriage in this Parliament.”

He also said that the Church is on the wrong side of the argument and should not “be locking out people who are gay, or are bisexual or are transgender”.

7 Comments

  1. Jessica
    Posted July 28, 2012 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    I am a socialist and therefore no fan of the Conservative party, neither Tony Blair's 'New' Labour. I am as liberal as they come and for same sex marriage but if a place of worship in all conscience believe marrying homosexuals is wrong they should not be forced on pain of prosecution to do so.
    I thought we'd grown out of forcing conscience objectors to go against their deeply held beliefs.

  2. Fitz
    Posted July 28, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    "I thought we'd grown out of forcing conscience objectors to go against their deeply held beliefs."

    They have not. Indeed for many this is not a bug but a feature.

    Having no real interest in "marriage" under any definition; many leftists see same-sex "marriage" as ready excuse to punish those individuals and insitutions that have yet to capitualte in their sexual revolution.

  3. Chris
    Posted July 28, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    good for him......One more ally to the cause....I only hope our own president (soon to be our 2nd term president) follows in that same direction for America.

    Long live equality

  4. Posted July 28, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    Cameron is prepared to ignore the people, which makes him a bloody tyrant.

    Good luck to the people of the UK in ending his political career, for the common good.

  5. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted July 30, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Jessica, while we agree that nobody should be forced to go against their own convictions, I should also like to point out that a true socialist would not hold that belief. You would be imprisoned if you lived in a socialist country.

    So enjoy playing socialist while living in a free country. And enjoy your Che Guevara t-shirt.

  6. Jimmy Dean
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 1:33 am | Permalink

    I think Conservatism has a different meaning in the UK. It's no wonder these buffoons are losing members. Unbelievable.

  7. CJ
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 2:10 am | Permalink

    Finally someone who knows what he's talking about. You think telling people that they're the cause of AIDS and sinners for wanting to be with the person they love is bringing people to God? You completely alienate every gay person that wants to believe in something and leave them alone and unaccepted.

    So no, the government can and will not force you to do anything. No one can tell a church to marry a couple they don't want to. Your rights are your rights.

    But you can't deny the fact that everything he said is completely true. And you need to take a LONG hard look at what the Gospel is for and why Jesus came to earth AT ALL. Hint: not to act like YOU.