Alex Chafey writes for the University of Sheffield’s Forge Press on the Catholic Education Service’s petition against equal marriage rights for homosexuals:
It’s remarkable how an institution so apparently indifferent to child abuse as the Catholic Church continues to concern itself with the sexual activities of consenting adults.
Yet in the latest addition to the Vatican’s vast, 2000 year old anthology of morally corrupt behaviour, the Catholic Education Service has exhorted almost 400 Catholic high schools in the UK—teaching some 340000 pupils—to promote a petition against equal rights for gay people. The Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has ordered an investigation into the legality of schools presenting a one-sided political view, a clear breach of teaching guidelines.
Gay marriage, seen by many as the final step to legal equality for homosexual couples, is likely to come into effect in the UK in the near future. Yet, as with European fascism, the AIDS epidemic and the acceptance of modern science, the Catholic Church has once again chosen to be on the wrong side of history, as it not only opposes the equality measure (which religious institutions will not have to recognize anyway), but encourages the pupils of its schools to do so too.
Full article here.