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Cardinal calls on PM to end same-sex ‘marriage’ ‘madness’

Cardinal Keith O'Brien challenges David Cameron's Government ahead of this month's consultation on redefining marriage; Scottish Government yet to publish the results of its consultation on the issue

Cardinal Keith O’Brien (above right) has said that same-sex ‘marriage’ would be ‘a grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right,’ directly challenging plans by the Scottish and the UK Governments.

Writing in today’s Sunday Telegraph, Cardinal O’Brien, Britain’s senior Catholic clergyman, calls on the UK Government to drop plans to redefine marriage to allow same-sex couples to wed, which he calls ‘madness’, ahead of a consultation on the issue to be launched this month. Although the proposal would only apply to England and Wales, it will be voted on by all Westminster MPs, including Scottish members of the Westminster Parliament. The Scottish Government’s consultation on the issue took place last year, the results of which have yet to be made public.

Cardinal O’Brien describes UK Government assurances that religious bodies need not participate in same sex ceremonies as ‘disingenuous’ and ‘staggeringly arrogant’ and calls on David Cameron’ (above left) Government to protect rather than dismantle marriage.

– Full report in The Scottish Catholic Observer, in parishes on Friday March 9

Comments - 3 Responses

  1. Alice Goldsmith says:

    Thank God Cardinal Keith O’Brien had the courage of his convictions to protest this action by David Cameron. Cameron is no conservative by U.S. standards. He’s caving to political correctness which is just a cover for cultural Marxism and social engineering. Bravo to the Cardinal!! He should be an example to all the other church leaders who refuse to condemn same sex marriage out of cowardice.

  2. Laurence Mitchell says:

    I would expect nothing less from our Roman Catholic leaders, but it deeply saddens me that similar convictions are held by other Christian traditions, the Jewish and Muslim traditions and other religious and philosophical faiths, and yet we hear very little from them when our political leaders arrogantly presume to have the power and authority to re-write our dictionaries and re-define culture.

  3. Laurence Mitchell says:

    I would expect nothing less from our Roman Catholic leaders, but it deeply saddens me that similar convictions are held by other Christian traditions, the Jewish and Muslim traditions and other religious and philosophical faiths, and yet we hear very little from them when our political leaders presume to have the power and authority to re-write our dictionaries and re-define culture.

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