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Sunday, 26 August 2012

Scotish Catholic church acts over plans for gay marriage

The Catholic Church in Scotland has made more moves of protest of the plans to legalise gay marriage.

"A letter criticising the Scottish Government for supporting plans to legalise gay marriage will be read out in all of the country's Catholic parishes.

The Roman Catholic Church has declared August 26 as National Marriage Sunday and is calling on politicians to "sustain rather than subvert marriage".

The letter, which will be read in all of Scotland's 500 Catholic parishes, will urge followers to continue to act against efforts to "redefine" marriage."

"Cardinal O'Brien, who has described gay marriage as a "grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right", said: "The Church's teaching on marriage is unequivocal, it is uniquely, the union of a man and a woman and it is wrong that governments, politicians or parliaments should seek to alter or destroy that reality."

These are the sort of people who you could argue with until you're blue in the face and they still won't relent. These sort of people will never accept that their outdated views on homosexuality and gay marriage are based on a farcical two thousand year old book and are not suitable to the 21st century. Homosexuality is perfectly fine and I have yet to see any evidence that gay marriage would seriously affect the sanctity of marriage or society as a whole in a negative way. Maybe that's because it wouldn't.

But don't just take it from me. Here's a snippet by US Political commentator Keith Olbermann who is a fantastic orator and has a great history of making excellent points:

And if that wasn't enough, recent poll suggested that a large amount of people are either indifferent about the issue or they aren't interested at all.

"According to the polling data around 31% of respondents were opposed to gay marriage, and within that third of the population only 12% said it would affect their vote.

Overall 41% of people were in favour of gay marriage, and 27% said they had no opinion one way or the other. "

I think that this is pretty telling. So often during debates I hear people (mostly right wingers) saying that the majority of the country is against gay marriage. Well I think that this proves otherwise. This is further ammunition in the campaign to legalise gay marriage. It shows that more and more people are supporting it.

It's time to throw off the shackles of religious belief and superstition and accept what's right, and that is the legalisation of gay marriage.




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