UK Roman Catholic Bishop: Merry Christmas (Except if You’re Gay)
A Roman Catholic bishop is to use his Christmas message to take a political sideswipe at the coalition government, addressing its intentions to redefine the institution of marriage.
During midnight Mass at Shrewsbury Cathedral the Rt Rev Mark Davies will tell his congregation that the proposals to push through a Bill to legalise same-sex marriages are casting shadows over the country.
According to the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph, the Bishop of Shrewsbury will also compare coalition plans to the ideologies of Nazism and Communism, which threatened “Christian civilisation” in the name of “progress”.
He is expected to say that supporters of same-sex marriage are using the notion of “progress” to help pave the way for legalisation of gay marriage.
Bishop Davies will accuse also Prime Minister David Cameron of attempting to redefine the identity of marriage for “generations to come” without either a mandate from the electorate or properly consulting on the consequences of the proposal.