Sects and the city
Equality South West is backing South West MP Ben Bradshaw in a row over adoption by gay couples.
Apparently, Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly has come under fire amid reports she wants to allow faith group adoption agencies to refuse to place kids with same-sex couples.
It may not be a complete coincidence that Kelly is also a member of the Opus Dei Catholic sect, which inspired Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and regards practising homosexuals as serious sinners. How’s that for a double whammy?
Anyhow, Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw has condemned the move, reasoning there would be outrage if people were not allowed to adopt a child because they were black or disabled.
Paul Dunn, chief executive of Equality South West, agrees, telling PRSD: “Either the Government believes in equality or it doesn’t. If it does, then it should treat these proposals with the derision they deserve and throw them out, because some people cannot be more equal than others.
“Anti-discrimination laws are there to protect everyone. The Catholic Church is protected by equality regulations, yet it wants to deny the same protection to others.”
Regular readers can probably guess which side of the debate the PRSD is on - after all, the only sinners we have a grudge against are Dan Brown fans. Oh, and homophobic tw*ts. Obviously.
Posted by Thin White Duke
January 24th, 2007