Monday, 30 April 2007

A sad day for democracy

I'm reminded by this post on Fr Stephanos' blog that the wickedly undemocratic Sexual Orientation Regulations come into effect today. Catholics in the UK, and in particular teachers in Catholic schools and the Catholic adoption agencies, are no longer free to follow their consciences.

It is now illegal for Catholic children in the UK to be told what their Church teaches about homosexual acts, and illegal for a Catholic parent who is forced to give up their child for adoption to specify that they would prefer their child to be brought up by a mother and a father.

I was reading yet another article about Tony Bliar [sic] this weekend, claiming that he was a "committed Christian" and wants to be the "vicar of the world" after he steps down as Prime Minister. He rejected the plea of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales that Catholic adoption societies be allowed an exemption from the new regulations.

May God have mercy on those responsible for this abuse of democracy.

2 comments:

Jay3gsm said...

You said "It is now illegal for Catholic children in the UK to be told what their Church teaches about homosexual acts"

Is this true? I've seen the arguments and discussion around homosexual couples adopting, but I had not seen anywhere the above mentioned. How could I have missed it?

newhousenewjob said...

Sorry, very quick response - if you follow the link to Fr Stephanos' blog, he has more detail on this. I was referring mainly to the restrictions on what teachers are allowed to teach in schools. I'm at work at the moment, so can't give a fuller response, but may come back to this later if I can.