European democratic deficit again?
Michael Kirke | 25 Jul 2012
One would think that the European Commission, given its already notorious reputation for its high-handed and undemocratic dealings with its citizens, - not to talk of its free-and-easy ways with their money - should be a little more careful. Without as much as a “by-your-leave”, or even an effort to test its right to do so in its court, it is funding the campaign of the gay “marriage” lobby – and murdering language, truth and logic in the process.
One step forward and two steps backwards for Elton John
Michael Kirke | 21 Jul 2012
Someone once ascribed the implosion of moral standards in the West to the moment when we entrusted the entertainment industry with the task of arbitrating on those standards. It was difficult not to agree with that when one tried to unravel the logic of Elton John in his recent NBC Today pronouncements.
A battle for Irish minds and hearts
Michael Kirke | 14 Jul 2012
As the Irish media attempt to pressure the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) there into declaring his hand personally on the question of gay “marriage” the battle for the minds and hearts of the Irish people on this issue is becoming more intense.
Runaway train in Hollywood
Michael Kirke | 13 Jul 2012
It looks a bit like a runaway train. All hell is breaking loose over in Hollywood as a mother of one of its famous sons and the father of one of its famous daughters – who happen to be grandparents of the famous couple’s children – have come out against Barack Obama because of his stance on gay “marriage” and abortion.
Irish Government Minister's pledge to gays - but will people follow?
Michael Kirke | 2 Jul 2012
Even the most hardened cynic must have found his stomach turning as he listened to the Irish Foreign Minister proclaim his support for true love and marital commitment in Dublin yesterday. The Irish Labour Party’s leader, Eamon Gilmore proclaimed these sanctimonious words in what was probably the most tacky and tasteless and naked – almost literally - display of hedonism and sexual exhibitionism ever seen on the Irish capital’s streets.
Another gauntlet thrown down before the British government on marriage issue
Michael Kirke | 12 Jun 2012
The Church of England has now issued its formal response to the British government’s plans to legislate for gay “marriage” and in doing so throws down yet another gauntlet to David Cameron who still insists on pursuing the Coalition’s policy on this issue. The Daily Telegraph reports on the Church’s response this morning, which dismisses the Coalition's same-sex marriage plans “divisive”, “legally flawed” and “essentially ideological”.
The problem with polls
Michael Kirke | 31 May 2012
Defenders of the institution of marriage would be foolish to ignore the readings they are getting about the growing support for gay-marriage across the United States. While voters – when the actually go out to vote – are still very strong in their support for marriage as it has always been understood, the latest polls show that this support continues to lose ground to those in favour of allowing gay civil unions to be designated as marriages.
Cracks deepen in British Conservative Party over marriage issue
Michael Kirke | 25 May 2012
The cracks continue to deepen in the British government’s plans to change the definition of marriage. David Cameron now seems set to give his MPs a free vote on whether gay couples should be allowed to turn their civil partnership arrangements into something they will call marriage.
Sentamu presents Cameron government with a case to answer
Michael Kirke | 19 May 2012
The folly, futility and dangers inherent in the proposal of the British Government to introduce legislation which will redefine marriage were forcefully underlined on Thursday by the second most powerful voice in the Church of England, Dr. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York.