As a Christian socialist, I would travel to the ends of the Earth to uphold all of the human rights of my gay brothers and sisters. Yet, no matter which way I look at it, I can find nothing pejorative to the gay community in the church’s simple reaffirmation of the meaning of the word “marriage”; civil partnerships already ensure gay couples all their human rights and the protection of the state. The concept of marriage, though, is absolutely crucial to the faith and tradition of millions of Christians. It is not difficult to conclude, then, that for the small lobby driving the proposal the issue is less about gay rights and more about attacking Christian beliefs. ….
Article 19 in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights begins thus: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinions and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference…” If you are a professing Christian, though, the totalitarian left will withhold that right.
Why I’m proud to be a Christian and a socialist
settembre 19, 2011 di channelman