Friday, 5 February 2010

LABOUR GOVERNMENT BACKS DOWN AFTER POPE'S INTERVENTION

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! 

8 comments:

aka Grappin said...

Mrs Dromey is the niece of the late Lord Longford - he was a leading Catholic.

Obviously this is an unconnected fact.

The Young Oligarch said...

Ah'm sayin' nothin' !

Dark Lochnagar said...

Grappins, good point, but as you say it's probably unconnected. I wonder if H.H. is a Catholic? I think she's too femeinist to believe in anything else.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Oli, is that a flute band I hear or is it something on the telly!

HeadsonPoles said...

The hand of Blair is everywhere.
Amen.

aka Grappin said...

I have a feeling that the Pope is not a big supporter of radical feminism. He might not have much in common with HH on that issue.

aka Grappin said...

I have a feeling that the Pope is not a big supporter of radical feminism. He might not have much in common with HH on that issue.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Grappins, Good comment but you didn't need to post it twice. Keep off the large brandies after Dinner. The Pope certainly won't be a supporter of feminism ever since that women jumped on him at Christmas time. Mind you he's doubtless played hide the communion candle with some Mother Superior somewhere or possibly some Father Superior, who knows. I don't believe in this infallability shite as you may have gleaned.