Tuesday, 29 January 2013

B-minus for the Bishops, but bloody good effort!



It's not very often I praise our Conference of Bishops; but...

Well done!!!

About bleeding time!!!
...and thanks be to God that you've finally understood what this issue's about.

Of course there are some reservations in its construction and I'd have preferred more emphasis on the imperative issue that the differences between proposed legislation for heterosexual and same-sex marriage cannot last under future equality appeals [already there are husbands claiming discrimination over divorce claims on grounds of adultery for which same-sex partners will not be liable - and annulment on grounds of non-consummation for heterosexuals cannot endure as it is prejudicial]



The ultimate results will be marriage abolition and it will be replaced with an equivalent version of civil partnerships for heterosexuals - it will simply be named marriage.

Plus the letter has very relevant points which are merely present as conditionals and qualifications which are sometimes misplaced and not present where the argument demands them - but finally we have a document where upon close scrutiny - the message is being delivered!



It's a pity it isn't as clear as the situation desperately demands [so much can be missed on a peripheral browsing] but the opening paragrahs are excellent and finally it's possible that some waverers might just realise what we're actually arguing for once and we aren't the belligerent evil homophobes as represented in the media.



Nevertheless we still need to pray long and hard for a miracle - but at least now we recognise the dire consequences. [Previously there was so much bewailing and utilitarian appeals to society's benefits/detriments rather than addressing the crucial fundamental aspects of what's really happening - a rupture in the hermeneutic of Love and Life within a family]



Full text can be found at
http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2013/01/29/bishops-briefing-on-same-sex-marriage-bill-full-text/

2 comments:

Dorothy B said...

"The ultimate results will be marriage abolition and it will be replaced with an equivalent version of civil partnerships for heterosexuals - it will simply be named marriage."

Yes indeed. Thank you for putting forward your arguments on this and other blogs. Your words have helped me to focus on the heart of the matter. Do please keep up the good work!

Richard Collins said...

Yep, better late than never Paul. Good post.