Tuesday, December 11, 2012

U.K. Catholics react to PM's plan for gay marriage

Bishop of Portsmouth warns Tory plan would 'strangle religious freedom'
Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth criticized Prime Minister David Cameron's support of same-sex marriage.
The National Catholic Register reports that across the pond, Catholic bishops have responded to British Prime Minister David Cameron's enthusiastic support for so-called "gay marriage."
Cameron said he doesn’t want “gay people to be excluded from a great institution.”
Not only is he pushing for legislation of same-sex “marriage”; he also wants churches to be allowed to conduct weddings for homosexual couples.
However, the PM's Conservative party released an earlier statement in March that said: 
"Legislation would be clear that no religious organization could conduct a religious marriage ceremony on religious premises for same-sex couples.”
Meanwhile, Bishop Joseph Devine of Motherwell, Scotland, wrote a letter to Cameron Dec. 9:
"I suspect it is only a matter of time before you go one step further and outlaw the teaching of Christian doctrine on sexual morality on the grounds of discrimination.”
Read the full article here

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