THE government will not push through proposals that churches argue would restrict their ability to deny jobs to gay people and transsexuals, equality minister Harriet Harman confirmed yesterday.Her remarks came days after Pope Benedict XVI warned that the Equality Bill ran contrary to "natural law" and restricted the freedom of religious communities.
I'm sorry but I don't think this is right. It's not for the POPE to intervene in UK LEGISLATION. He is not a British citizen and therefore has no right to comment on British law. If however his representative in England and Wales, Archbishop Nichols of Westminster wants to comment then as Head of the Catholic Church and a British Citizen, he has a legitimate right to do so.
There is also a question over who is going to pay the £20m, yes TWENTY MILLION POUNDS, for the impending visit of the Pope. The Catholic Church probably has as much money if not more than Britain. I don't see why my taxes should go to pay for his visit to our country.
I remember being in Rome Airport a few years ago and it was like a cattle market, (talk about Heathrow Phew!), and the thing that struck me was that all the NUNS WERE FLYING BUSINESS CLASS. None of you HUMILITY there then!