It's the same the world over, no matter the religion, those men in funny clothes who, by fair means or foul, find themselves as leaders of their particular god sect, like to make a display of authority by poking their noses into other people's affairs. When it happens in other countries our babbling brook of bullshit, the media, refer to them as fundamentalists. When it happens in our own country, they are referred to as "leaders of the church". Scotland is no different, here we have the fundamentalist leader of the Catholic church, Cardinal O'Brien, doing his damnedest to prevent peaceful people from making their own choice of lifestyle. He is trying to coerce his followers to endorse his ridged fundamentalist views and bully the Scottish government into abandoning its one small step towards freedom of choice. Why don't they all go away and do their prayer thing and leave the rest of us in peace. Whatever choice gays and lesbians make it at no time involves a policy of trying to get all the Catholics in the country to follow their life style. So Cardinal, go do what your trained to do, talk to that invisible man in the sky, and do it in the privacy of your big fancy buildings and I promise you, nobody will interfere in your life choice.
The Scottish government is this close to legalizing gay marriage. But with plans to allow same-sex couples to marry within three years, leaders of the Scottish Catholic Church are resisting and denigrating same-sex unions as "grotesque."
Tell Cardinal Ketih O'Brien to retract his offensive comments about same-sex couples and support marriage equality »
In legalizing gay marriage, the government is taking great pains to ensure that no member of the clergy will have to compromise their belief, by ensuring clergy aren't required to administer ceremonies unless they choose to.
But carving out a religious exception isn't enough for Cardinal O'Brien, who'd prefer to superimpose his values on the Scottish people by denying all gays and lesbians the chance marry. He's rousing his followers and lobbying politicians to keep discrimination the status quo. We can't let him win.
Demand Cardinal O'Brien back down and defend equal rights, not keep some Scots second-class citizens »
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