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Go to: Catholic Church in anti-gay marriage stance

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I think this shows just how far behind the curve the Vatican and its representatives really are on this issue, because for them, the train has already left the station. I think same-sex marriage in Scotland will be introduced, because I simply cannot imagine that the Scottish Government will want to be regarded as "not quite progressive enough" and it will wish to be counted among the most enlightened of parliaments.

The Vatican may indeed enjoy great sway with some European parliaments, but despite all the huffing and puffing on the part of the Vatican's representatives, my guess is that the Scottish Government will proffer them a smile and a nod of acknowledgement as they firmly close the door on their prejudices.

Mon, 12 Sep 2011 21:21:53 UTC | #869974

Go to: Priest apologises for likening Irish PM to Hitler over attack on Vatican

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I'm afraid Father Thomas Daly has revealed himself to be a silly man who's perceived loyalty to his religion exceeded his intelligence and common sense. Having been taken to task though, I think an honest and full apology would have given him at least some credibility, but alas, his rather weasel worded apology shows him to be a man who lacks character as well.

Fri, 29 Jul 2011 10:14:21 UTC | #855515

Go to: Supermarkets agree to stock Christian-themed Easter eggs

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It adds that of the 80m Easter eggs sold every year, the Real Easter Egg is the only one that explains the Christian understanding of the Easter festival on the box.

Maybe the box will also carry the message:

MAY CONTAIN NUTS

Fri, 18 Feb 2011 14:24:54 UTC | #592980

Go to: Bristol gay couple win Cornwall B&B bed ban case

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Comment 48 by Hedgerow :

Therefore, although we extend to all a warm welcome to our home, our double bedded accommodation is not available to unmarried couples – Thank you."

It would seem that this was tested by a person by the name of Dr Ray Newton, who stayed at the hotel in a double room with an unmarried partner. Apparently, they registered under different names but were not challenged.

Tue, 18 Jan 2011 17:03:33 UTC | #580491

Go to: Bristol gay couple win Cornwall B&B bed ban case

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I think this is pretty straightforward. These people were running a business. Yes they were living on the premises themselves, but it was a business fair and square. They had even put a sign outside calling it a hotel for goodness sake. When you run a business that interacts with and possibly employs members of the public, then of course you must comply with the law.

These people, regardless of how earnestly religious they were, were contravening the law by refusing this couple; a couple who had entered into a legally binding civil partnership. It would appear that they made this choice on the basis of believing that their choice of moral code trumped anyone else’s moral code, even if it was accepted and protected by the law of the land.

I feel sympathy for them, but only on the basis that they seemed to really believe that they could get away with this sort of behaviour towards their fellow human beings. We can only hope that this event can serve as further education to religious interest groups that dogma is theirs to choose for themselves, but not to impose on others.

Tue, 18 Jan 2011 14:23:23 UTC | #580417

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