Skip to comments.New Scottish Bishop Could See Going to Jail Over Gay 'Marriage'
Posted on 07/25/2012 1:49:50 PM PDT by marshmallow
Glasgow, Scotland, Jul 25, 2012 / 11:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop-designate Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow could see himself being imprisoned for speaking out in support of the traditional married family.
I could see myself going to jail possibly at some point over the next 15 years, if God spares me, if I speak out, Archbishop Tartaglia said in an interview with STV News July 24.
His comments came just a day before the Scottish government announced it would legislate in favor of same-sex marriage. Archbishop Tartaglia warned that the redefinition of marriage will have enormous implications for religious liberty.
I am deeply concerned that today, defending the traditional meaning of marriage is almost considered hate speech and branded intolerant. Such a response is undemocratic, closes debate and is highly manipulative, he told CNA on July 24.
Last month the leading Scottish lawyer Aidan ONeill warned that same-sex marriage legislation will radically undermine religious liberty in Scotland.
He predicted that a change in the law could result in employees being fired for opposing same-sex marriage, ministers and priests being sued for refusing to allow wedding ceremonies to take place in their churches, school children being forced to attend homosexual history lessons, and couples being rejected as foster parents if they oppose the new legislation.
Archbishop Tartaglia, 61, has been the Bishop of Paisley since 2005. Before that he served as rector of the Scots College in Rome. A native of Glasgow, he will now be the 41st successor of the citys 7th- century founder, St. Mungo.
This sort of lunacy is cited as an example in Cloud Dancing Revisited--A Spreading Contagion.
Unless the West finds leaders willing to actually analyze the demands of agitators, before trying to humor them, the progress of the last millennium will be lost, and we will be back to the chaos that followed the collapse of Rome.
You cannot expect a civilization to survive the continuous legislation of fantasy.
“Now, since the family and human society at large spring from marriage, these men will on no account allow matrimony to be the subject of the jurisdiction of the Church. Nay, they endeavor to deprive it of all holiness, and so bring it within the contracted sphere of those rights which, having been instituted by man, are ruled and administered by the civil jurisprudence of the community. Wherefore it necessarily follows that they attribute all power over marriage to civil rulers, and allow none whatever to the Church; and, when the Church exercises any such power, they think that she acts either by favor of the civil authority or to its injury. Now is the time, they say, for the heads of the State to vindicate their rights unflinchingly, and to do their best to settle all that relates to marriage according as to them seems good.”
—Pope Leo XIII about 130 years ago.
Not only does the redefinition of marriage have enormous ramifications, as he states, for religious liberty - but it has massive implications for family, child rearing, education....this will have a ripple effect, and the law of unintended consequences will be at play.
“I am deeply concerned that today, defending the traditional meaning of marriage is almost considered hate speech and branded intolerant. Such a response is undemocratic, closes debate and is highly manipulative, he told CNA on July 24.”