Tuesday, 14 May 2013


Apparently the Conservative Party are “listening” to the people and so there is to be a draft bill to authorise a straight in or out vote on the EEC after the next General Election. We are told that because we have a coalition Government it is not possible for the bill to be Government sponsored so the Draft Bill will have to be sponsored by a MP who is lucky in the lottery to introduce private members bills.

Well, if politicians are listening to the public as they say they are why are they continuing with the new bill to sanction same sex marriages? Many thousands have signed the petition on the Coalition for Marriage website but I don’t hear the politicians listening. Could it possibly be that they only hear what they want to hear?

The Church teaches that Marriage is a sacrament between one man and one woman and I don’t think it is up to politicians to attempt to alter this. Civil Partnerships were introduced to cater for those in long-term same sex relationships and I have no objection to them provided it is understood, clearly, that it is what it says it is, a Civil Partnership and not a marriage.


  1. I think it is known, Father, as selective deafness. Something to remember when they're seeking re-election in 2015.

    As to the EU question, there will be an opportunity on 22 May 2014 to give this government a message. That is the date for elections to the European parliament when our votes can tell them just who exactly it is that are "nutters and fruitcakes" - a process that started earlier this month with the county council elections.

  2. joseph Golightly14 May 2013 at 21:42

    The time has come surely for the church to stop being registrars of the state. The church should only marry a man to a woman after the state has issued the papers, Simple?

    1. I do so agree with you. The number of times I have officiated at weddings which had little or no Christian meaning for the bride and groom or, for that matter, the congregation. The scheme for a civil wedding to be first band then to be followed by a Church wedding/blessing/nuptial Mass would, I think, have far more meaning for the participants.