YESTERDAY bishop Philip Tartaglia – a thoroughly nasty article if ever there was one – was preening himself over the news that he is to become the new Archbishop of Glasgow. But today he awoke to discover that the Scottish Government had rudely pissed on his parade by announcing the introduction of gay marriage by 2015.
BRITAIN’S Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has pledged to introduce marriage equality and has confirmed that the UK’s coalition government will legislate for it by 2015.
Confirmation came in a letter to British Quakers. In it Clegg said:
Marriage is an important institution based on love and commitment and I believe that it is a twenty first century human right for that choice to be available to all – gay or straight. So I am proud that this Coalition Government has now committed to introduce equal marriage.
CARDINAL Cardinal Keith O’Brien, one of the most objectionable little twerps in the Catholic Church hierarchy, ratcheted up his “War on Gay Marriage” by threatening the Scottish Government with an “unprecedented backlash” if it goes ahead with plans to legalise same-sex unions.
A SHOCKING report due to be released tomorrow by Stonewall Scotland indicates that schools are doing little to combat homophobia.
Stonewall’s investigation is the first-ever study the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual schoolchildren in Scotland.
Colin Macfarlane, Director of Stonewall Scotland, told the Sunday Herald:
The report shows the stark reality of the situation in our schools today. It is very worrying that only 11 percent of our respondents hear their teacher repeatedly challenge homophobic bullying when they encounter it. There is clearly a major issue in Scottish schools about tackling homophobia.
A CHRISTIAN quack, parading as a “psychotherapist”, has lost her appeal against a malpractice finding by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). An investigation arose following her attempt to foist a “gay cure” on an undercover journalist.
A DAMNING report – headed Homosexual ‘cure’ is hell for many – has been published today in Melbourne’s Sunday Age. It details the activities of Christian groups in Australia aping their crazy counterparts in the US by offering “conversion” programmes to tormented gay people.
According to the Age, there are five such programmes in Melbourne and at least ten interstate. Modelled on America’s ”ex-gay” groups, all have fundamentalist Christian roots. Many view homosexuality as an illness that can be cured – an approach some describe as ”pray away the gay”.
The UK gay Humanist charity, the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT), has no regrets at the news that Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is to stand down.
PTT Secretary George Broadhead said:
The appointment of Dr Rowan Williams ten years ago was welcomed by some LGBT activists, notably Christian ones, as they believed him to be on the liberal wing of the Church of England and would take a benign stance on LGBT relationships and rights. However, they were soon disillusioned.