Religionists in Gaye Olde Britain are all in a bother because “Equalities Minister” (get a real job) Lynne Featherstone “launched a national consultation on how same-sex marriage might be introduced.”
“Indeed not!” said the papal nuncio! “Over our dead bodies!” said some Islamists. “So what who cayuhs,” said most of the Jews. But the papal nuncio was heartened by the reaction of (some of) the Jews and (many of) the Islamists, and declared a new ecumenicism — a catholicism, if you will! — in the shared facing of this common threat: some chaps and lassies what like each other. And picking up from their pals across the pond (US!), a few of them even figured out that letting someone else do something you don’t like could be interpreted as a war on you! To the battlestations! Man the ramparts!
In Scotland, the Council of Glasgow Imams recently agreed a joint resolution describing same-sex marriage as an “attack” on their faith and fundamental beliefs.
Oy, gevalt! Say, chaps, shall we have a spot of #WAR?
Addressing English and Welsh bishops at their plenary meeting in Leeds, Archbishop Mennini, warned them they faced a “lengthy and probably difficult campaign”.
“I wonder if we shouldn’t ask for and look for more support among other Christian confessions and indeed, persons of other faiths,” he said.
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Speaking in London yesterday the second most senior active Catholic cleric in England and Wales, Archbishop Peter Smith, of Southwark, said there had been no “formal” contact with Jewish groups to form a united front on the subject of marriage.
But he said: “We will work with anyone who agrees with us that to redefine marriage is not a good thing for society and will lead to more confusion.”