Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Those who worry about the Gay Lobby taking a Run at the Church - they already are

It would seem that in anticipation of a legal challenge to the definition of marriage, a B.C. lesbian couple booked a Knights of Columbus Hall for their wedding reception.

The Knight's of Columbus is a catholic organization and given that the Catholic church refuses to perform or acknowledge same sex marriages, when the Knights discovered the nature of the ceremony they cancelled the booking.

Now the lesbian couple are sueing the knights for "discrimination."

I'm disinclined to believe this was some sort of innocent mistake. It strikes me as more a deliberate ploy being undertaken to assault religious groups whom are not onside with gay marriage.

Furthermore, it also makes Paul Martin and Irwin Cotler's assurances that "no church will be forced to perform same sex marriages" ring rather hollow, considering if church groups are being dragged into court over this now - if Liberals had their druthers where will we be five or ten years from now? It was not so long ago that Chretien was assuring us that the Charter would never lead to gay marriage...

I'm not a religious person, but I respect people of faith and for the most part feel they have a right to be left alone, to express their beliefs and have them treated with respect. It would seem those with an agenda won't extend the same courtesy.


At 10:38 a.m., Blogger John the Mad said...

Good post. I just blogged on the same topic. I am a Catholic and the son of a Grand Knight. I am deeply offended by this ploy (interestingly we both used the word "ploy" in our posts. It is so transparent.



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