Call for a united front across faiths to defend marriage
Michael Kirke | 28 April 2012
A suggestion that there might be a more formal and concerted effort by all faith communities in Britain to defend marriage has been made by the representative of the Pope to England, Scotland an Wales. The Daily Telegraph reports today that Archbishop Antonio Mennini, the Apostolic Nuncio, called for closer co-operation with other faiths as well as Christian denominations to put pressure on the Government over its plans to allow same-sex couples to marry.
Confusing the issue with smoke screens
Michael Kirke | 25 April 2012
"Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.” Amendment 1, North Carolina.
At risk: the right of a child to both a mother and a father
Michael Kirke | 23 April 2012
Intellectual dishonesty and shallowness in the arguments for bringing gay civil unions within the legal definition of marriage were laid bare by a gay opinion-writer in Dublin’s Irish Times last week.
Liberal British paper criticizes Government’s marriage redefinition plan
Michael Kirke | 20 April 2012
Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper, one of Rupert Murdoch’s more prestigious titles, has criticised the Cameron-Clegg coalition there for its plans to redefine marriage in non-conjugal terms. It accuses the British government of simply trying to make people “believe it is a modern, with-it coalition facing opposition from a church stuck somewhere in the Dark Ages.”
Mushy and meaningless redefinition of “marriage” benefits no one
Michael Kirke | 08 April 2012
Collapsing together every human relationship under a mushy and meaningless redefinition of "marriage" benefits no one. Except the political elites, who are so desperate to advertise their modernising zeal they will ride roughshod over people's identities if they think it will help them.
Frances Kelly | 06 April 2012
I had called my friend regarding a different matter entirely, but during the course of our conversation, I informed her that I knew her daughter was in a same-sex relationship with her girlfriend. I wanted her to know that I know in case she wanted to talk about it. And she did.
Martin Sheen, conscience and common sense
Michael Kirke | 04 April 2012
Martin Sheen begs a lot of questions in his recent statements explaining his support for changes to marriage legislation to allow gay people to call their unions marriage. Apart from dubious definitions of “the Church” he professes allegiance to and its relationship with God, there is far too much vagueness in his concept of conscience to enable us to take seriously what he is trying to say to us. Where did he get his conscience, we would like to ask?
Russia may outlaw gay propaganda aimed at children
Michael Kirke | 01 April 2012
Russia’s national parliament will soon begin consideration of a bill to outlaw homosexual propaganda aimed at minors throughout the country, according to a report on the American website, LifeSite News yesterday.
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