It appears that the Government’s sole priority is advancing the crunch issue of…gay marriage. Forget about the economy, forget about Education and Health, forget about immigration….NONE of these gather the same weight of Government support.
Lynne Featherstone, the Equalities Minister, has called for an end to “inflammatory” language by opponents of same-sex marriages, vowing gay unions would be law by 2015. Miss Featherstone said religious leaders had a responsibility not to “fan the flames of homophobia” in their criticism of the Government’s move to consult over same-sex marriages.
Please note the classic liberal tactic of smearing opponents whilst simultaneously pretending to argue for civility. Nice.
The Liberal Democrat minister, who made the comments in an interview with the Independent, launches the consultation exercise today. She gave a “cast iron guarantee” that civil gay marriages would be law by the next general election despite the strength of opposition from church leaders. “There is no rolling back whatsoever,” she said. “The essential question is not whether we are going to introduce same-sex civil marriage but how.”
So, despite the fact that major Church leaders oppose it, many Conservative MP’s oppose it – we are GOING to get it because a Lib-Dem says so. If ever there was evidence of the malignancy of the Coalition, this is it. We have a pro-Gay advocacy cabal led by Featherstone without any popular support seeking to shut up all opposition.
I totally oppose what is plannned but I am no homophobe. I include gay people amongst my friends and wish them every happiness. But the situation is simple and summed up by Monty Python here…the pay off line sorts the matter out.