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Government assaults our Christian identity
10:13am Friday 30th March 2012 in Your Letters
MAY I please respond courteously to M. L. Grey (BFP March 23), who states, “The institution of marriage is open to all, homo or heterosexual, as a basic human right – it is a matter of equality”.
I respectfully disagree.
What has Britain come to that to keep God’s commandments on marriage is now deemed to be a human rights abuse?
Do we now also have to change UK law to allow polygamy, because not to do so would be inequality towards polygamists?
Do we now have to say that adultery is acceptable, because to say otherwise would infringe the human rights of those who want to commit it? If we abandon the parameters of Christian morality, then the alternative is presumably ‘anything goes’.
I wonder how many BFP readers really want the words ‘father and mother’, and ‘husband and wife’, to disappear from the British legal system?
In Spain, where marriage has already been redefined, birth certificates now use the terms ‘Progenitor A’ and ‘Progenitor B’, instead of mother and father. Imagine a tearful young child in a busy shop crying out, “I’ve lost my progenitor A!”
It is appalling that the Conservative Party, desiring to reinforce its new, trendy liberal image, should ride roughshod over God’s laws in order to do so.
In addition to redefining marriage, the Government also wants to abandon Sunday trading legislation for two months during the Summer, and perhaps beyond.
In other words, the 4th commandment is now thought to be a national irrelevance.
We are witnessing a Government-sponsored assault on Britain’s Christian constitution and identity. Yours, in a spirit of polite, respectful debate.
Rev. Peter Simpson, Penn Free Methodist Church