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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has said that marriage should remain between opposite-sex couples - because anything else would be forcing unwanted change on the UK.
The comments came in a speech at a World Council of Churches gathering in Geneva, yesterday.
There, he told delegates that while anti-discrimination legislation was beneficial and necessary for protecting the vulnerable, it should not be used to cultivate cultural change.
Specifically, he said that human rights laws “falls short of a legal charter to promote change in institutions.”
Adding: “If it is said that a failure to legalise assisted suicide – or same-sex marriage – perpetuates stigma or marginalisation for some people, the reply must be, I believe, that issues like stigma and marginalisation have to be addressed at the level of culture rather than law.”
He added human rights language could be “confused and artificial”, even becoming “an alien culture, pressing the imperatives of universal equality over all local custom and affinity.”
Critics say the comments – which follow Lord Carey’s assertion that gay marriage is wrong – were devised to slow British Prime Minister David Cameron from forging ahead with his promise to implement gay marriage.
However, Williams did argue that nations which actively persecute homosexuality are wrong and have “no justification”.
“Laws that criminalise certain kinds of sexual behaviour need the most careful scrutiny: legislation in this area is very definitely to do with the protection of the vulnerable from those with power to exploit and harm. Go beyond this, and the territory is a lot more slippery.
“Many societies would now recognize that legal interference with some sorts of consensual sexual conduct can be both unworkable and open to appalling abuse. This concern for protection from violence and intimidation can be held without prejudging any moral question; religion and culture have their own arguments on these matters.”
1. There is more than one gender, so this ‘opposite-sex couples’ thing is bullshit
2. It’s not ‘gay marriage’, it’s ‘marriage’
3. Marriage shouldn’t be a fucking religious thing anyway, it should be purely legal and if the people getting married want to add religious shite to it, they can do it on their own time
4. If there is indeed ‘no justification’ for persecuting non-heterosexuals, why the fuck are you sitting there talking about continuing to block their human right to marry whomever they so choose?
5. Allowing people who currently cannot get married, to marry, will affect no-one but the people who want to get married. The Government is not striding into Churches, Mosques and Temples and forcing the religious representatives of such at gun point to marry people. It is simply bringing the human rights of the population to an equal standard across the board. The only damn reason people are fighting this is because they are scared of the shake-up to their world-views. Well, ever so sorry that your world-views are out of line with the rest of the damn world.
6. Fuck you, sir. Fuck you.