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Scottish Archbishop Warns if Gays are Treated Equally, Christians Will Be Victims of 'Gross Discrimination'

The Archbishop of Glasgow, Mario Conti, is the latest Christian to play the victim card to try and stop gay people from being treated equally. Conti sent a letter to Scottish parishes urging them to oppose marriage equality, ATV reports:

Conti The SNP government has made it clear that under their proposals Churches would be free to choose whether or not they wish to hold gay marriage ceremonies. That reassurance has not subdued opposition from Church figures though and Mario Conti, Archbishop of Glasgow, is urging all the Scottish parishes to oppose equal marriage rights for gay couples. Catholics are now being urged to sign a declaration stating their opposition. Conti claims that legalising gay marriage will lead to "gross discrimination" against Christians and that the government doesn't have a mandate to "reconstruct society on ideological grounds”. Conti states  “The Catholic Church, for one, will not accept it, and indeed will actively campaign against it." And “There will be other consequences in law, and social policies stemming from it which need to be taken into account, for example housing provision, social security entitlements and the legitimate expectations of families for support in having and bringing up children on whom the future of society depends, and for which society should make provision.”

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  1. @Joe B.

    Not disagreeing with what you said, just a particular phrase: Adults can't "have sex" with children, since they can't consent. Call it what it is: rape.

    Posted by: B | Oct 10, 2011 6:12:56 PM

  2. I think the 'other consequences' he obliquely refers to are that the Roman Catholic Church has become, and will continue to become, more and more irrelevant in Europeans' lives. More and more educated people reject the church's teachings on sexual orientation, birth control, and a host of other subjects. The only ones the church still has a firm grip on are those in 2nd and 3rd world countries.

    Posted by: cbhermey | Oct 10, 2011 10:16:07 PM

  3. If the Church reconstructed society on ideological grounds 1500 years ago, then how DARE government do the same now? That's deconstructing their reconstruction!

    Posted by: ophu | Oct 10, 2011 11:06:57 PM

  4. why do they always have to a long shaft in their hands, practice? besides he probably has
    an altar boy under his pretty white dress, but why white it has been years since this clown been a virgin.

    Posted by: walter | Oct 10, 2011 11:29:19 PM

  5. Where are the fashion police when you need them? Why would ANYONE listen to a man wearing a pointy hat?

    Posted by: seriously? | Oct 11, 2011 12:52:41 AM

  6. The REAL (And only reason) Ministers and Priests oppose Gay Marriage is that most such unions will not produce children to be raised and brainwashed into joining a Church and putting money into the collection basket every Sunday. Its Money, and ONLY MONEY. (Why should Priests go out and earn an honest living when they can get money using fantasy stories to support themselves instead?)

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Oct 13, 2011 9:45:51 PM

  7. Do as we say sheep...drink this here koolaide...

    Posted by: Frank | Jan 9, 2012 3:30:10 PM

  8. Someone should remind conti that the overwhelming majority of catholics ignore most of what the church teaches. The church preaches against the evils of contraception as a method of family planing. How is that working for you,conti? At least 90% or more of catholics use "the pill", condoms, IUD's and all sorts of "artificial" methods of contraception. And how is that anti-divorce crusade working out for you, conti? Catholics have an equal or higher rate of divorce than protestants. Why don't men dressed up like medieval clowns get laughed off the stage when they give their opinions on 21st century issues?

    Posted by: jack | Jan 9, 2012 8:52:11 PM

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