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Catholic MPs targeted over pro-equal marriage votes

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  1. “It doesn’t help people on my side of the argument that this organisation is taking such a hostile, aggressive position.”

    You mean like the Catholic thug movement has been doing for months in France now?

    1. Christopher in Canada 14 Jul 2013, 8:52pm

      “months in France:…?

      Don’t you mean “centuries in Europe, Africa and the New World”? Has the Inquisition ever ended?

      1. heres the catholic church over the centuries. Nothing more needs to be said except to cheer when the Islam and worse of the western world is gone for good.

        Her’s the catholic church in Germany during the nazi era

  2. You can contact the petition sponsor in the second paragraph btw. (might as well play them at their own game)

  3. Members of Parliament are employed to be representatives of their constituents. If their constituents desire equality, then it is the duty of an MP to vote accordingly.
    Members of Parliament are not, never have been, and never will be employed solely to be submissive to desires of foreign-based religious interests. And for ‘Catholic Truth’ to make statements such as that is bullying, it is threatening, and it should really be interpreted as a criminal offense.

    1. Terrorism is born out of extremist individuals with no power to inflict their extremist views on others.

    2. Robert in S. Kensington 15 Jul 2013, 12:18pm

      To put a cynical slant on this, if Flello’s constituents overwhelming supported Equal Marriage, he would still have voted against I think. The only ones we hear from are those in opposition who claim the majority of their constituents oppose the measure and I suspect that’s not altogether true in all cases. Time and time again, I’ve heard opposing MPs state that very few supporters contacted them. How do we know if they’re all telling the truth if their own views are in opposition, such as Flello’s? We shouldn’t assume that when an MP claims he is in Parliament to represent the views of his constituents that it is necessarily the case.

  4. bobbleobble 14 Jul 2013, 7:17pm

    The Bedroom Tax, not a peep. Gutting the NHS, deafening silence. But allow gay people to marry and it’s all out war. These people need their heads examining and then they need to think about priorities.

    1. I pressed ‘report’ by accident, sorry. PN – I’m not reporting anything!

  5. That guy looks like Steven Seagal.

    1. bobbleobble 14 Jul 2013, 8:44pm

      Ah the Catholic hierarchy and how it attempts to justify its discrimination against and hatred of gay people. Pathetic really, I wish they’d just come out with the truth instead of all that mealy mouthed crap. Why don’t they just say they want us to miserable and lonely all our lives?

    2. I swear if I have to hear that disingenuous “love the sinner hate the sin” crap in relation to gayness one more time, someone is going to get punched in the face.

      That gayness is assumed to be a “sin” in the first place tells you all you need to know about the extent of understanding and empathy implicit in the statement.

      I’ve seen the damage done to families when gay people are coerced into straight relationships by religious fundamentalist relatives.

      One of my ex flatmates had a gay brother forced by her fiercely traditional Jehova’s witness mum to stay in the closet and go through the motions of a sham straight marriage. He had the two kids.
      The marriage broke down after 2 years.

      He was blamed for the inevitable breakdown of his sham marriage and only came out in the suicide note after hanging himself from the rafters.

      But hey, at least he didn’t get to do anything gay, right?

  6. PeterinSydney 14 Jul 2013, 8:59pm

    The Catholic ‘Temple Police’ will be out and about like roaring lions trying to devour anyone who dares to disobey their hate.

  7. That There Other David 14 Jul 2013, 9:29pm

    Blackmail isn’t legal in the UK.

  8. So, having lost the argument, they resort to extortion. How very Christian.

  9. Interesting stand by this Rob Flello; he doesn’t actually support equal marriage himself, but he condemns the bullying. I’d rather he was 100% on our side, but I guess at least it shows integrity.

  10. Please sign the petition in support that no one should be a member of the insanity of religion.

    Religies making fools of themselves.

    Just identify yourself as GLBT and that you support no one being a member of a crazy illusions.

  11. Cathollics only seem to recognise bullyingand injustice when secretarianism and bigotry is involved – they are are underdeveloped and dying species

    1. Christopher Coleman 15 Jul 2013, 3:47pm

      Alas! Not “dying” enough. They’ll be around for much too long. And, if they were to disappear suddenly, there are other religious groups around that are just as bad.

  12. What? He’s complaining about CT making it harder to get other MPs to vote against same sex marriage!

    He’s just as bad as them.

  13. Gerry Gable 15 Jul 2013, 2:18am

    Petition Orgnisers

    Patricia McKeever, 31 Gateside Avenue, Cambuslang, G72 7RD

    Sharon Ballantine, Waterside Cottage, Mill Corner, North Warnborough, RG29 1EZ

    Martin Blackshaw, 24 Glen Road, Deans, EH54 DQ

  14. Funny how they didn’t ban Hitler from taking it.

  15. What a privilege it would be to be banned! Plenty of other religions and cults to belong to, if that is their bent!

  16. Jock S. Trap 15 Jul 2013, 8:35am

    This is what makes me laugh.

    The Catholics were playing the dictatorship game over this government introducing this Marriage Bill… yet shows themselves up continuously as the real religious dictatorship who clearly loathe democracy and the decent people in This society who do not wish to be controlled by the church.

    1. You’re not wrong- look at all the emotional blackmail they tried over adoption- which given their history of abuse is breath-taking in it’s hypocrisy.

  17. Now the Catholic church deems blackmail as a suitable tool for changing the minds of MPs!! How low can a faith go! No wonder religion is in crisis, its all entirly of their own making! Religion has become nothing but a sinister divisive tool to peddle untruths and to launch propoganda wars on those who do not tow their line. Discracefull!

  18. I always hated communion, it tasted like a scab.

  19. Christopher Coleman 15 Jul 2013, 3:50pm

    Man does not live spiritually by communion alone, as many hermits have shown. If Catholic MPs are refused communion, they can go to their nearest high Anglican church to receive it. They won’t notice any difference, except that the clergy are probably better educated and the sermons more intelligent.

  20. Isn’t this coercion? [ in the criminal sense?]

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