Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Catholics need not apply (2)

I still hope to offer my more detailed comment on the text of the judgement itself, but meanwhile Ben Summerskill is quoted in today's Times as follows:
We’re delighted that the High Court’s landmark decision has favoured 21st-century decency above 19th-century prejudice.
The characterisation of traditional Christian beliefs and, in effect the teaching of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, as "19th Century prejudice" is unacceptable and itself betrays an anti-religious prejudice. Mr Summerskill shoud retract.

The full comment from Stonewall is here.

[A thought on note 2 at the foot of Stonewall's media release. There are more Roman Catholics in the Britain than LGB people and, assuming a similar demographic/economic profile, they will contribute more than the claimed £40bn annually contributed by LGB people to public services. Where is our equality?]

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