Tuesday, 2 February 2010

The Pope "Harriet Harman...violates the natural law"

He comes very close to saying that, which of course would be incitement to racial hatred of people of the Harman genome.

Slightly less light-heartedly I am in a difficult position of wanting to defend free speech and freedom despite my hatred ofa ll things Harman; but does this mean the Church has a right not to hire homosexuals as priests?

I find it a difficult topic, on balance I lean towards not changing things for the sake of them and to unecessarly antagonise religous groups, but as usual Peter Thatchell provides a stout defence in that link.

9 comments:

Dungeekin said...

The Catholic Church and New Labour in a single news article?

That's what I'd call a target-rich environment.

Being able to take yet another pop at Harridan Harperson is merely a bonus.

D

Richard Manns said...

Can't see the link... :(

CityUnslicker said...

I have updated the link as the BBC have pulled it.

Perhaps too many people read it as I did - not the sort of propoganda the BBC want to produce

Scan said...

CU, it's my understanding that the equality laws specifically don't cover religion. Whether the church has a right to hire homosexuals as priests or not, they cannot be prosecuted for discriminating on grounds of sexual orientation, sex, race etc.

El-Kevo said...

Ye gads ! They'll be allowing paedophiles in the priesthood next !

CityUnslicker said...

the new ones do Scan if the HoC gets rid of the Lords amendments.

WobblyJim said...

Distraction, of the "look here not over there" type.

I thought that the problem is with the PEDO priests that have been assaulting children for the past few hundred years?

Who gives a monkey's ass if a priest is a homosexual ?

Its the PEDOs that are doing the harm

how to ollie said...

Excellent post and writing style. Bookmarked.

Tory Totty Online said...

Great post - and v. interesting. It's a difficult one - and I agree entrirely with you - I baulk at the prospect of concurring with anything the Harmon has to say.

I do however think the church has a habit of getting it's preverbial knickers in a twist over things . . .at the end of the day who cares? Isnt 'God' supposed to lurrv everyone?