Tonight I am utterly ashamed of my country and its largely spineless politicians, who whilst congratulating themselves on being ‘progressive’, have actually done the most regressive thing I have ever seen in politics. Scotland is returning to the Dark Ages – if not to the Greco_Roman Pagan view of society! By an overwhelming majority MSPs voted to allow Same Sex ‘Marriage’. One wonders how many of these MSP’s who are boasting about their debate and their advent into the modern world were actually in favour of SSM ten years ago- I suspect very few. But all of a sudden it is the obvious and enlightened thing to do! They have not considered the consequences and they have allowed themselves to be browbeaten into this regressive legislation . The government minister Alex Neil even admitted that SSM was not a human right according to the European Court, but that the Scottish Parliament were doing this to keep up with other ‘progressive’ nations! Not for the first time it can be said of Scottish politicians, such a parcel of rogues in a nation. I thank the Lord for those such as Roseanna Cunningham and others who had the courage to stand against the tide. Such a shame there were only 15 of them. Lord have mercy!
Here is the Free Church response which I wrote:
On the other hand here is the Church of Scotland response. It is bad enough when the politicians are unaware and spineless. It is ten times worse when those who are supposed to be the prophets are –
And here is a quote from the one Labour MSP who voted against: Labour MSP Elaine Smith spoke strongly against the Bill, and was the only one from her party to vote No. “Since indicating that I did not intend to support the redefinition of marriage, my religion has been disparaged, I have been branded homophobic and bigoted, I have been likened to the Ku Klux Klan, and it was suggested that I be burnt at the stake as a witch,”
And another – Jennie Baillie – “For many of us, this is about how we see ourselves as a nation and how others see us – about the values that we hold and whether Scotland is indeed a confident, progressive nation where equality is truly valued,” – kind of says it all – its all about perception.