Cardinal Keith O’Brien Brands Cameron’s Gay Marriage Plans ‘Grotesque’
The bigoted Cardinal uses the same tired “slippery slope” and thinly guised biblical arguments as justification to deny civil rights to gays. The world’s not going to crumble if people stop using sectarian Catholic definitions for what is and isn’t a family.
Cardinal Keith O’Brien, the leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, has branded the proposals as ‘madness’ and a ‘grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right’.
He also accuses the coalition Government of trying to change long standing laws.
The Prime Minister however, is a ‘passionate’ advocate of the change, telling his party two years ago he supported gay marriage ‘because I am a Conservative’.
But in an article for The Sunday Telegraph, Cardinal O’Brien wrote: ‘Since all the legal rights of marriage are already available to homosexual couples, it is clear that this proposal is not about rights, but rather is an attempt to redefine marriage for the whole of society at the behest of a small minority of activists.
‘Same-sex marriage would eliminate entirely in law the basic idea of a mother and a father for every child. It would create a society which deliberately chooses to deprive a child of either a mother or a father.
‘Other dangers exist. If marriage can be redefined so that it no longer means a man and a woman but two men or two women, why stop there? Why not allow three men or a woman and two men to constitute a marriage, if they pledge their fidelity to one another?’