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Arlene Foster: Iím not changing my mind on marriage or abortion
The Christian Institute ^ | 8-11-17 | The Christian Institute

Posted on 08/12/2017 9:29:38 AM PDT by ReformationFan

DUP leader Arlene Foster is rejecting pressure to introduce same-sex marriage and abortion in Northern Ireland, saying her support for traditional marriage and the unborn is resolute.

Speaking on Monday, Mrs Foster expressed sadness that opponents of redefining marriage are branded ‘homophobic’ and ‘haters’.

And following a separate meeting with pro-life supporters, she said the party would do everything in its power to uphold Northern Ireland’s current law on abortion.

Westminster pressure Last week, a gay pride event in Belfast called for the introduction of same-sex marriage. The UK Government approved the flying of the LGBT ‘rainbow’ flag at an official building in the city to mark the occasion.

In June, Westminster also said it would fund abortions for Northern Irish women who go to England.

Currently marriage is between one man and one woman in Northern Ireland and abortion remains illegal except to preserve the life of the mother.

‘Homophobic’ slurs Speaking at an event organised by The Methodist Church in Ireland, Arlene Foster said her party believes that “marriage is between a man and a woman” and “it remains my position very firmly”.

I think this debate has become very toxic.

Arlene Foster The DUP leader added, the “most frustrating thing about this whole debate is the fact that if you stand up for marriage and if you stand up for the definition of marriage as we believe in it, then in some way that makes you homophobic and a hater of gays.

“Nothing could be further from the truth as far as I personally am concerned and it really does hurt me when people call me a homophobe just because I stand up for the definition of marriage which I believe in and I think this debate has become very toxic.”

Unambiguous support The same event also saw Sinn Fein leader Michelle O’Neill, Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw and Fine Gael Senator Neale Richmond speak to Sky News journalist David Blevins in Castlewellan.

Following a separate meeting with the Precious Life group in Northern Ireland, the organisation emailed supporters to say Arlene Foster had made clear her position on abortion would not change.

Noting the pressure her party was coming under from London, Mrs Foster said the DUP would do all it could to maintain the position.

The pro-life group told The Times that the DUP leader was “unequivocal in her pro-life conviction and assured us that the DUP will use their power to keep abortion and the 1967 Abortion Act out of pro-life Northern Ireland”.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: arlenefoster; dup; europeanchristians; formerlygreatbritain; homosexualagenda; moralabsolutes; northernireland; prolife
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I wonder what Mrs. Foster's critics would say about the man who said this?

"4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made [them] at the beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Matthew-19-4_19-6/

1 posted on 08/12/2017 9:29:38 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Mrs. Don-o

abortion remains illegal except to preserve the life of the mother.
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defining the words “preserve” and “life” determines whether the baby lives or dies...


2 posted on 08/12/2017 9:36:50 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: ReformationFan
Funny that her positions are the same as the Catholic Church's positions.
3 posted on 08/12/2017 9:37:16 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (ObamaCare Works For Those Who Don't.)
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To: ReformationFan
“Nothing could be further from the truth as far as I personally am concerned and it really does hurt me when people call me a homophobe just because I stand up for the definition of marriage...

I would encourage Mrs Foster not to be hurt by such insults.Whenever *I* am called such names I understand that the name caller is either very deeply disturbed or is utterly depraved and amoral.

4 posted on 08/12/2017 9:44:03 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (ObamaCare Works For Those Who Don't.)
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To: ReformationFan

They called them victimless crimes, but it turns out we are the victims of tolerating the intolerable.

Tolerating perverts, letting them flourish as perverts, is what led to them now running amuck in society. The harm it turns out is the Gaystapo, the PC police, and the supremacist corruption of society in the name of all things faggy.

The cultural Marxist knew what they were doing by fostering culturally suicidalal attitudes among the civil rights crowd.

Turns out Scripture was right after all, you cannot take fire into your bosom and not get burned.

So my advice to anyone who still can: not only do NOT allow poofters to “marry” but also make homosexual acts illegal as they ought to have always been.


5 posted on 08/12/2017 9:47:29 AM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: ReformationFan

In order not to be branded a ‘hateful homophobe’, you have to hate God instead. Tolerance comes with an eternal price tag.


6 posted on 08/12/2017 9:47:29 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: Tennessee Nana

“If I can’t have an abortion I swear I’ll kill myself.”

=life of the mother ... = abortion on demand.

Corrupt people can twist words to mean anything. Honest people will not.

By still the words count, because most people do, I think, try to be honest.


7 posted on 08/12/2017 9:49:16 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Point of Fact.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

And even more hilarious is that so called Catholic Ireland has totally caved on both issues.

And even the whole catholic church is on its way of doing the same, with pope disaster leading the charge.


8 posted on 08/12/2017 10:07:56 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: aquila48

Stand firm. Northern Ireland is the only part of the British Isles (except for the Isle of Man and the Channel Isles) that doesn’t have homosexual marriage.


9 posted on 08/12/2017 10:26:24 AM PDT by River Hawk
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And even more hilarious is that so called Catholic Ireland has totally caved on both issues.

The Ireland of my ancestors has caved on just about everything that was decent and admirable about the country.Ireland has become a country that I want absolutely nothing to do with.It's become just another filthy,worthless European cesspool to me.

10 posted on 08/12/2017 10:27:49 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (ObamaCare Works For Those Who Don't.)
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To: Rurudyne; ReformationFan
They called them victimless crimes, but it turns out we are the victims of tolerating the intolerable.

The "progressive" says: "I tolerate evil, therefore I am a good person."

Turns out Scripture was right after all, you cannot take fire into your bosom and not get burned.

So my advice to anyone who still can: not only do NOT allow poofters to “marry” but also make homosexual acts illegal as they ought to have always been.

Proverbs 6:27.

Ever encountered this?

A "progressive" who refers to people in a male/female relationship as "partners" but who simperingly refers to a homosexual relationship member as "his husband"?

11 posted on 08/12/2017 10:34:34 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Have you seen this thread?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3576436/posts

While I would postulate that her observations about women in different very cultures than ours may not always bear out, I would go further than she and say that feminized men in THIS culture not only act this way but keep up with the gals very well in that respect.

It is small wonder that social media restrictive enough to prevent careful discussion of what people think and know, yet permits easy expressions of their general feelings, have flourished and that these are home to “mean girls” of all sorts, including many who should be more manly but aren’t.

For example: in a world dominated by “feels” they can arrive at the conclusion that it is better to have no history at all if history offends ... when the truth is it is better to have a bad history that is true than no history at all.


12 posted on 08/12/2017 10:59:54 AM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

The proper response is: “don’t kill yourself in the house, you’ll mess up the carpet”.


13 posted on 08/12/2017 11:01:46 AM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Rurudyne

Thanks for the link.

We’re too dominated by “feels” rather than “facts” these days.

Sigh.


14 posted on 08/12/2017 11:47:22 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Allowing abortion when the mother threatens suicide is, in practice, the legalization of abortion from conception to birth for any reason the mother has.


15 posted on 08/12/2017 1:15:35 PM PDT by Architect of Avalon
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To: Architect of Paradise

Exactly.


16 posted on 08/12/2017 1:28:25 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Department of Redundancy Department.)
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To: ReformationFan
her support for traditional marriage and the unborn preborn is resolute.
17 posted on 08/12/2017 3:31:46 PM PDT by libertylover (In 2016 small-town America got tired of being governed by people who don't know a boy from a girl.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Tolerance means you must accept Satan ultimately


18 posted on 08/12/2017 3:48:20 PM PDT by Patrick Henry Dichotomy
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To: libertylover

Good correction.


19 posted on 08/12/2017 4:21:42 PM PDT by Architect of Avalon
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To: Gay State Conservative

When they took Caesar’s money (from the EU), they basically gave up their identity.


20 posted on 08/12/2017 6:12:25 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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