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Anti-gay opponents petition ahead of Corby by-election

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  1. The question that spring to my mind is “why?”

    I know these people have only a tenuous grasp (at best) on reality, but even they must have noticed that the Big Three parties account for 95% of the vote in Corby; that if the Tory loses, Labour will replace her and they have a three-line whip on the SSM vote.

    Not only that, but the religious vote in Corby is about nil, according to the National Secular Society.

    Small pont of interest: there is one party who fully support the C4M’s point of view. They gained about 4% of the vote in 2010. It’s the BNP, of course.

  2. Robert in S. Kensington 13 Nov 2012, 8:22pm

    Colin Hart of course ignores the fact that three American states overturned anti equal marriage referenda brought by the hatemongers. If anyone is spinning facts, its Hart, delusional fool.

    How would he like it if milllions of leaflets were pushed through letterboxes calling for disestablishment of state religion and a ban on religious denominations performing marriages? Better yet, how about a referendum for all of that? I would love to see him squirm and scream abuse of religious freedom. Dumb arse!

  3. “The four results by the narrowest of margins in liberal states last week are not representative of US public opinion”.

    Is this guy high? Or maybe he’s just had a brain haemorrhage that’s affected his higher brain functions?

    How on earth do 4 state-wide votes not qualify as a reasonable sounding of the public’s opinion?

    Barking mad, the lot of them. Deserving of a slap, too.

    1. Ben Foster 13 Nov 2012, 9:27pm

      How does what happened in the USA reflect British opinions?

      1. It doesn’t. But fact has never been the stock in trade of these people.

    2. And what about Obama’s victory on a pro-marriage equality platform? Doesn’t that count as the ultimate ‘sounding of the public’s opinion’?

  4. Like the US Republicans, Hart lives in a world where his views are reflected back to him by everyone in his world. Then when results go against him: ‘wow how did that happen’.

    The nasty party changed. Britain changed. Society changed. the Christian institute buried their heads a little deeper to avoid the chink of light remaining.

    Colin, sweetie, you lost. Spend your money on the needy instead of felling trees in vanity projects like bye elections.

  5. Hopefully Corby won’t humiliate itself by voting in line with these filthy bigots.

    1. I’m not even sure it’s technically possible to vote for a party that these a-holes approve of.

  6. So if Labour wins, what then?
    Labour is pro-equal marriage.
    So it would stand to reason that the voters either lack any interest in the issue, or are in favor of equality.
    And Colin Hart bringing up the results of votes in the USA. As though, what, Britain is a State in the Union?

  7. Wonder who paid for the 46,000 leaflets?

    The Pope?
    Cardinal Keith O’Brien?
    Colin Hart?
    Lord Carey?
    Anne Widdecombe?

    Answers on a postcard please……!!!!!

    1. Dave North 13 Nov 2012, 9:54pm

      No.

      The poor idiots indoctrinated in all the bull they have been poisoned with religious nonsense since birth will have paid for the leaflets.

      You don’t think the “church” will have pulled out there wallets?

  8. Be religious like we are and vote for inequality and hate.

    Aren’t we reaching a point now when these people are an embarressment to many christians? It must be a bit like being linked to the Phelps family.

    1. Dave North 13 Nov 2012, 9:58pm

      Other than Widdecombe and Arch bigot O’Brien, the public are generally unaware.
      of the poison they spew.

      My Civil Partner is Catholic, and even he, after 36 years of the “so called “”LOVE”” of that cult has done a runner and wants ex-communicated.

      1. Spanner1960 13 Nov 2012, 11:11pm

        The Catholic church is much like the Hotel California:
        “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.”

        1. GingerlyColors 14 Nov 2012, 6:49am

          You CAN check out of the Catholic Church but you cannot leave the worldwide fraternity of gay people. You are born gay and you will die gay.

  9. GingerlyColors 14 Nov 2012, 6:50am

    What a pure unadulterated waste of paper. I bet 90% of them went straight into the bin.

  10. They’ve probably just upped Labour’s majority! UKIP and the BNP are the only real options for anyone voting against gay marriage as a priority.

  11. One important question. Is the Tory candiadate pro or anti marriage equality? Could I suggest that Pinknews asks?

    1. Answering my own question, she is in favour of marriage equality.

  12. That There Other David 14 Nov 2012, 10:16am

    The fact that he even brings up the US side of things in a Northamptonshire by-election shows how obsessed these people have become.

    Give it a rest Colin. The world has moved on. Even some of those 31 states you mention are now talking about holding referenda to remove bans put in place before people realised that the anti-equality side is full of lies.

  13. Jock S. Trap 14 Nov 2012, 11:29am

    Nasty but not surprising this is religion after all.

    However, obviously people with a very low IQ as this is traditionally a safe Labour seat (Apart from a low majority protest vote last time) so a Labour win will (Now) still secure the Equal Marriage Bill still goes ahead.

    1. Euan Davidson 14 Nov 2012, 3:17pm

      This is not traditionally a safe labour seat, its traditionally a very tight Labour/Tory marginal.

  14. A shame that this fool can’t see that gay marriage is inevitable. It’s not a “what if”, it’s a “when”.

  15. I live here and I shall be voting UKIP.

    1. Because you are against marriage equality?

    2. That There Other David 14 Nov 2012, 2:51pm

      That’s great Mike. It’s important that we all participate in democracy. Is your choice of party because of a C4M leaflet though, or for other reasons? Please elaborate.

  16. No, because Mike is someone of low intelligence.

  17. James Justice 14 Nov 2012, 7:29pm

    How does being against SSM make one anti-gay?

    I’m gay and I don’t agree with SSM.

    If I lived in that constituency I would vote UKIP.

    1. That There Other David 14 Nov 2012, 7:48pm

      By not adopting marriage equality ourselves UK citizens are being put at a disadvantage compared to nationals of other countries. How can any UKIP voter rationalise that state of affairs with their own politics? Don’t UKIP want to put British people first? Or does that ideal only extend to heterosexual Brits?

      1. GingerlyColors 15 Nov 2012, 1:13am

        When you vote for a poltical party you are making some compromises. Wouldn’t be wonderful if you could find a party that agrees with 100% of your views? Whoever you vote for there are always going to be some policies that you may disagree with. UKIP oppose SSM but endorse the current Civil Partnerships but they do not share the rabid homophobic views of the British National Party. It was reported on PN recently that UKIP launched a LGBT section although many correspondents will see this as an oxymoron much like the Log Cabin Republicans. But can you imagine the BNP having a gay wing?

  18. Spanner1960 15 Nov 2012, 1:46am

    I am not by any way condoning these people’s attitude, and I still consider them scumbags, however…

    I have bone to pick with PN over this headline: “Anti-gay opponents petition ahead of Corby by-election”
    Who said they were anti-gay?
    Anti same-sex marriage yes, but that does not necessarily mean anti-gay or homophobic. I know quite a few people that have no problem at all with gay people, but feel it goes against their beliefs, Christian or otherwise. The two standpoints are not mutually exclusive, and I find it pretty offensive that this rag tars everybody with the same brush.

    1. James Justice 15 Nov 2012, 2:41pm

      I said the same thing about 19 hours ago!

  19. What’s this Colin Hart so worked up about? Haven’t heterosexuals done more to damage the instutition of marriage than ANY gay person ever could? Look at the divorce rates ….! Religion does not OWN ‘marriage’. It is a civil contract which has simply been hijacked by religion. Let your angst go. God wouldn’t want you to be so preoccupied with this issue. He’d want you out in Africa, spreading love and the vast wealth of the church around to stop kids starving.

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