Jacob Rees-Mogg consistently voted against same-sex marriage in parliament
WHEN it was announced that staunch Catholic and Brexit advocate Jacob Rees-Mogg had been appointed by Boris Johnson to lead the House of Commons, Guardian writer Owen Jones tweeted:
Jacob Rees-Mogg, who opposes abortion in cases of rape, and who ardently opposes LGBTQ rights, is now one of the most powerful politicians in Britain.
Others, PinkNews indicated, were equally horrified:
But Martin M Barillas, writing for LifeSiteNews, couldn’t contain his delight:
Rees Mogg is a devout Catholic who has drawn the ire of LGBT and abortion advocates for supporting man-woman marriage and the right to life.
He referred Owen Jones’s tweet, and pointed out that the “socialist columnist” also fretted:
Boris Johnson’s Cabinet has no LGBTQ members, but several who have actively opposed and fought LGBTQ rights. It’s a real and present danger to LGBTQ people and their rights.
Barillas also pointed out that:
Throughout his career in parliament, Rees-Mogg has voted against same-sex ‘marriage’. Britain recognized homosexual unions in 2014. In 2017, as Minister of Parliament, Rees-Mogg told Good Morning Britain: ‘I’m a Catholic, I take the teaching of the Catholic Church seriously.”
He added, ‘Marriage is a sacrament and the view of what marriage is is taken by the church, not parliament’. He also averred that he is ‘completely opposed to abortion’, even for babies conceived in rape.
Rees-Mogg has also slammed LGBT advocates for ‘shutting down debate’ on transgender issues.
Born in 1969 and – as was PM Johnson – educated at Eton College, Rees-Mogg has been a member of parliament since 2010. He and his wife have six children, the youngest of whom is named Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher.