They say that politics makes strange bedfellows, but this one seems a bit stranger than most.
David Coburn, the openly gay spokesman of Great Britain’s U.K. Independence Party, claims that Prime Minister David Cameron is “picking a fight” with the religious community over same-sex marriage, insisting that pushing such legislation “shows a lack of toleration towards others who look on marriage as a holy sacrament between man and woman.”
Coburn and UKIP made their opposition to the same-sex marriage legislation known last week, arguing that civil unions are a superior alternative that would not hinder religious freedom.
via the Christian Post.
Allowing everybody the same rights is a lack of tolerance? I suppose it is, in the same way that allowing McDonalds to sell hamburgers shows a lack of tolerance for vegetarianism.
It gets even more bizarre.
According to Coburn, the government’s preference for same-sex marriages over unions implies that “marriage is something else… if so, it is clearly the domain of the church and of other faiths – and it is none of the government’s business to meddle with it.”
This just goes to show how much better the health care system is in Europe. This guy is clearly getting much better drugs than my doctor is giving me.
Let’s try that in a few other venues, shall we? “Saying that the front seats are better than the back of the bus implies that the front seats are something else… if so, they are clearly the domain of white people.” Or how about, “Saying that the more affluent neighborhoods in Poland are better than the ghettos implies that they are something else… if so, they are clearly the domain of Aryan Gentiles.” Or maybe, “Saying that it’s better to have career opportunities than to be stuck at home cooking and cleaning and raising kids implies that these are something else… if so, they are clearly the domain of men, and women have no business meddling with it.”
As Max Headroom used to say, “With friends like these, who needs enemas?”