|Gay rights being bulldozed through Parliament|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Thursday, 23 November 2006 17:00|
|This is the news I referred to earlier regarding the Sexual Orientation legislation that's being forced on the people of Northern Ireland on January 1st, 2007. I couldn't find a link to it at the time... |
If all goes according to the Labour government's plans, "discrimination" against homosexual or lesbian sexual orientation will become illegal on January 1st, 2007 in Northern Ireland. With a rich Christian heritage, the province tends to have more conservative views than that of the mainland, but that hasn't stopped Prime Minister Tony Blair from making laws that offend the sensibilities of the country. Homosexual civil unions also became law in Northern Ireland at the same time last year, also ahead of England, Scotland and Wales. I'm not sure of the reason for this, perhaps the country is being used as a test-bed to see how the law will be accepted in the rest of the United Kingdom. Religous groups have condemned the new laws, which have been rushed through parliament after only a few weeks consultation, and which could result in Christians being persecuted for their beliefs. The law basically makes it illegal to discriminate against homosexuality in any way, which means a Sunday School teacher who tells their pupils that homosexuality is sin, or that marriage should be between a man and a woman, could be sued in the courts.
Quote: "The Lawyers' Christian Fellowship said the consultation had not asked a question about harassment and the decision to proceed was "undemocratic and misleading". It added: "The potential for an aggrieved student to sue his faith school - if they taught from the Bible about the importance of marriage and that promiscuity or sex outside marriage is wrong - is alarming," it said... All secondary schools in Britain would be compelled to promote homosexual sexual acts on an equal footing to the conjugal love of married heterosexuals.
In the US there is the fight to recognize homosexual marriage in the courts, and President Bush has stated he is against recognizing homosexuality as marriage. But here government is pressing it upon the people whether they like it or not. Friends, I dread to think what this country will be like in a few years time, if laws like these continue to be passed. Men walking down the street with men, homosexual celebrity marriages, the teaching of real marriage being banned... The whole thing just makes me sick. Now I know how Lot felt. It's high time we got out of here folks, this country's marked for destruction...