Whose right is right?

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

The British government is trying to pass a law preventing any form of discrimination.  The Catholic Church, which believes homosexuality is a sin, is opposed to the new law because it will make it illegal for their adoption agencies to refuse tp place a child with a homosexual couple.  In light of this the Catholic Church is threatening to close their adoption agencies unless they’re given special dispensation.

I don’t believe in any religion and I don’t believe that religion should play any part in the legislative process.  However, when it comes down to it, this isn’t about religion.

The British government thinks that it can legislate to prevent prejudice but it can’t.  Passing a law banning discrimination against homosexuals, ethnic minorities, women or little green aliens from Mars doesn’t change opinions.  If someone doesn’t like homosexuals or thinks that homosexuality is wrong then you can’t pass a law to make them think differently.

What this boils down to is whose right is right.  If you believe – as the British government does – that homosexuals have a right to adopt children then that infringes the right of a Catholic adoption agency to believe that it is wrong for homosexuals to adopt children.  Catholics have a right to their opinion, homosexuals have a right to theirs.  The British government has committed itself now – it has to decide whose rights are more important and in the process faces a rift in the cabinet.  Both Ruth Kelly and Cherie Bliar are members of Opus Dei, a fundamentalist catholic sect – that should make Sunday lunch interesting.


  1. The Laughing Cavalier (2 comments) says:

    Madame de Farge is not a member of Opus Dei

  2. Mother's Little Helper (2 comments) says:

    This sounds like another nice little Human Rights earner brewing for Mrs Blair. I wonder if she’ll want to ride both horses at once?

  3. revinkevin (176 comments) says:

    The simple answer is for homosexuals to addopt from non catholic adoption agencies.

  4. Eric (8 comments) says:

    Its a bunch of crap and divisive legislation. The Equalities Act will backfire on gays because it will lead to an upsurge in ‘politically corrected’ resentment of their new legally enforced ‘rights’. Thought crime where it didn;t exist at all.

    Total bollocks.

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