The gentleman I spoke to said we are in a free society and the Conservative Party does not believe in discriminating against homosexuals. When I said that I did not believe this either but that sex is for marriage between a man and a woman, he said that I was entitled to my beliefs but that we are in a free and inclusive society. So would it be alright for an adult to have sex with a child? He acknowledged there were limits to freedom and accused me of taking him down another path and did not want to discuss it. So, who decides what is right and wrong? How can it be up to a government or political party to dictate these matters to us? Unless we acknowledge a natural (divine) law that must be accepted, not decided by democratic process, we get ourselves and our society into a mess and end up with the dictatorship of relativism spoken of by Pope Benedict before he was elected Pope.
I am a natural Conservative voter (I would never preach this in a homily). I also believe in voting for the man on the ballot paper, not the party he/she belongs to. I'm not voting for a PM but for an MP. But, paraphrasing St Peter in John 6, I still ask: Lord, to whom shall we turn? Only you have the message of truth and eternal life and none of our political parties seem fit for the job of ordering society according to the laws of nature.
What Philip Lardner said:
As your MP I will support the rights of parents and teachers to refuse to have their children taught that homosexuality is ‘normal’ behaviour or an equal lifestyle choice to traditional marriage.
According to the Daily Telegraph
In the offending article, which was removed from his website on Tuesday afternoon, Mr Lardner said he supported homosexual rights to live the lives they want in private.
“But I will not accept that their behaviour is 'normal' or encourage children to indulge in it,” he continued
“Toleration and understanding is one thing, but state-promotion of homosexuality is quite another..."
But Mr Cameron insisted that the Conservative Party supports gay equality, adding: “I couldn't have acted quicker – decisive action in minutes of finding out about this.”
Andrew Fulton, chairman of the Scottish Conservatives, confirmed Mr Lardner’s party membership had been suspended, adding: “These views have no place in the modern Conservative party.”
In other words, there is no room in the modern Conservative Party for a Christian.
As well as my post below, see
Sorry this post is muddled. I'm upset!