Skip to comments.British MP urges government to force churches into same-sex unions
Posted on 09/09/2011 6:32:36 AM PDT by massmike
A member of U.K. Prime Minister David Camerons government is calling for a ban on marriages at Christian churches if they refuse to also perform same-sex unions.
As long as religious groups can refuse to preside over ceremonies for same-sex couples, there will be inequality, wrote Mike Weatherley, the Conservative MP for Hove and Portslade, in an August 21 letter to Cameron.
While Weatherleys proposal is currently a minority view, it could quickly become a main stream point of view, warned Neil Addison, national director of the U.K.s Thomas More Legal Centre.
The U.K.s 2004 Civil Partnership Act, which legalized same-sex unions, forbade them from being performed in religious venues or from using religious imagery.
But Camerons Coalition government has proposed an amendment to the 2010 Equality Act that would allow churches and other religious venues to perform same-sex unions if they choose.
Critics have warned that the measure will lead to even more pressure on religious institutions who refuse to perform the ceremonies, such as the Catholic Church and the Church of England. They note that the government itself admitted in its public consultation document on the amendment that it could lead to lawsuits against churches that refuse to perform the unions.
Addison said that when the same-sex civil partnerships were first introduced, those who said that Churches, Synagogues, Mosques, etc. would eventually be forced to perform same sex marriages were ridiculed as being alarmist, but it is now a point of view that is becoming dangerously mainstream.
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The homosexual agenda wants a dictatorship of sodomy - and total destruction of all religion and morality. They're ramping up, folks. Revealing what they really want - complete domination over everyone. Time to gather courage and stand up against this great evil.
Excuse the expression, but “Give them an inch....”
Post of the day!
it goes to show when we let these idiots into power then they have one agenda and that is to destroy the west and traditions.
Anyone thinking that homosexuality is normal needs their head testing and this MP is one of them
Have heard of it—first just after Colorado passed Amendment #2 —and Hollyweird constructed their bogus Boycott Colorado.
then it has gained new attention it seems. IT sounds like some interesting history among those our education system and the Government sponsors would have us remain ignorant of.