Seems there is a wee bit of a stooshie in the SNP over homosexual marriage.
A SNP MEP, Alyn Smith, who I presume is gay, is demanding equal rights for all homosexuals whether they be men, women or in betweenies, to marry in the church. John Mason MSP, fears that if homosexual marriage is approved in principle then if a church or religious body objects, they could be sued. Examine his following statement:
"That the Parliament notes... that while some in society approve of same-sex sexual relationships, others do not agree with them; desires that Scotland should be a pluralistic society where all minorities can live together in peace and mutual tolerance; believes that free speech is a fundamental right and that even when there is disagreement with another person's views, that person has the right to express these views, and considers that no person or organisation should be forced to be involved in or to approve of same-sex marriages."
Now maybe it's me, but that sounds to be an eminently sensible approach. I think that minorities should have the same rights as others, however I don't think they should have the right to ram their lifestyle, down the majority's throat. If I don't agree with what they propose, then I should be able to say so. If I'm not keen on mass immigration into the UK, or more importantly Scotland, (although why anyone would want to come here with the shite weather we get is beyond me), I should have the right to say so, because that's my opinion. If that makes me a racist, by some peoples' reckoning then, I'm a racist, but so are about 60% of the other people in the country. If I don't believe in religion and that makes me a secularist, then that's what I am. If I think the manager of a football team looks like a narky fucker, then that's my opinion, (and he does BTW). I don't think that has anything to do with the Police.
You see, when I was born in the fifties, you were brought up to be an independent thinker, (or an opinionated bastard), not to be part of a mass of sheeple, all baying like lost lambs, because someone called them black or a poof. Whatever happened to,
'sticks and stones will break my bones,
but words will never hurt me'?