Monday, 24 October 2011
"An Equality Too Far"
These were the words of Adrian Smith, a Christian housing manager demoted (with a substantial drop in pay) by Trafford Housing Trust in the UK for PRIVATELY expressing his views on church marriages for gay couples. I have no objection to Civil Ceremonies, as an expression of devotion and to bestow equal legal rights in respect of property, etc., but why should the church be expected to compromise on one of the principles of its faith? Would you set up a pork sandwich stall at a tabernacle or mosque celebration? And don't call me homo'phobic' to make me look intolerant - I don't have a 'fear' of homosexuality and, in fact, have managed to reconcile my own faith with acceptance of the individual. Why is it, in a supposedly melting-pot society, that Christianity is being constantly goaded while people walk on eggshells around other religions? As for the PC-blinded Trafford Housing Trust? A sense of perspective, please!