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An entertaining letter

I do hope that Doug Clark, of Currie, Midlothian, will not mind me reproducing his entertaining letter to The Times in response to an article about some ex-SNP campaigner who “said ‘yes’ to god”. I agree with every word… RELIGION … Continue reading

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The BBC and its Treatment of LGBT People

The BBC can be its own worst enemy at times and no worse an enemy in its portrayal of homophobes. I am  an enormous fan of the BBC. I will certainly be on its side against the Murdoch-fuelled attempts of … Continue reading

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Intellectual Honesty

It is time for some intellectual honesty in dealings between Christians, in this post particularly Roman Catholics, and gays. Today there crossed my timeline a superficially nice post by a gay-friendly Jesuit priest who wished to remind his followers that … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland – an embarrassment to the UK

The very happy result of the Republic of Ireland equal marriage referendum (much as I disapprove of voting on people’s civil rights) makes Northern Ireland even more of an embarrassment to this Kingdom, not just in respect of equal marriage … Continue reading

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Civil Partnerships

I see that a straight couple is suing for a declaration that the bit of the Civil Partnerships Act that restricts CPs to same sex couples is contrary to human rights law. Granted that marriage is now, despite the best … Continue reading

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Please, Anglicans, stop hijacking remembrance day

Some Christians seem to want to defend the compulsory Christian rituals at remembrance services today. I wish they understood what offence this causes. This is a secular commemoration for ALL the people. To  force atheists, agnostics, humanists and other non-Anglican faith … Continue reading

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Freedom of Information

As readers know from my earlier post, my “civil partner” Jonathan and I are very annoyed by the delay in getting the systems in place to convert civil partnerships into what they properly are: marriages. I did a freedom of … Continue reading

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Is this a Christian Country? Answer: no.

I had a first bash at a post on this subject last year. I rewrote parts of it and version 2 now resides at the Lawyers Secular Society blog here .

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Annoying Delay in our Marriage: a Letter for MPs

Many of our friends have kindly asked Jonathan and me when we are going to get married. Sadly, the answer ids that at the moment we can’t. People already in a civil partnership may, according to the marriage (Same Sex … Continue reading

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UKIP and Equal Marriage

I have been debating on Twitter today with a gay UKIP supporter who claims that the reason for UKIP’s antipathy to marriage equality is solely due to the “threat” to churches that the European Court of Human Rights might force … Continue reading

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