This take-down of Jacob Rees-Mogg’s views on same-sex marriage is amazing
Jacob Rees-Mogg deserved this.
Last week, the Conservative Party leadership hopeful Rees-Mogg revealed his controversial views on Good Morning Britain, telling the nation that he is against marriage equality and abortion under any circumstance.
“I am completely opposed to abortion, life begins at the point of conception,” he said.
The Tory MP added: “Marriage is a sacrament and the view of what marriage is taken by the Church, not Parliament.
“I support the teaching of the Catholic church.
“The marriage issue is the important thing, this is not how people arrange their lives,” he added.
“With same-sex marriage, that is something that people are doing for themselves.
“With abortion, that is what people are doing to the unborn child,” he said.
He tried to support his claims by saying that it was no longer a political issue for the Conservative Party and that “he who is without sin should cast the first stone.”
That didn’t work out so well for Rees-Mogg, who was the target of a huge online backlash which involved his hashtag being flooded with images of gay people kissing.
But one man had the perfect way of telling the Conservative MP off.
A letter to Jacob Rees-Mogg.
"Standing at the pick-and-mix counter in a sweet shop, only choosing the fizzy snakes." pic.twitter.com/2SxrvtgsuK
— Dr Lauren Gavaghan (@DancingTheMind) September 10, 2017
Ian Roan’s letter in The Guardian read: “Rees-Mogg justifies his opposition to gay marriage and abortion even in the case of rape on the basis of his Christian beliefs.
“So where is his opposition to welfare cuts on the grounds that Jesus went out of his way to demonstrate his compassion for the poor and the lame?”
Roan adds: “When Jesus says, ‘blessed are the peacemeakers,’ how does that fit with Rees-Mogg’s consistently voting for military intervention?
“Where are his statements on executive pay, reminding other MPs that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven?”
Roan continued: “I thought being a committed Christian meant following the teachings of Jesus, rather than standing at the pick-and-mix counter in a sweet shop, only choosing the fizzy snakes.”
Rees-Mogg has a handful of supporters who believe he would be a good replacement for Theresa May.
When aksed about his place in the government, he said that he would not currently stand for leadership because it would constitute “vanity”.
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However, when pressed by GMB host Piers Morgan, Rees-Mogg dodged the question.
PinkNews revealed in 2015 that Rees-Mogg criticised Prime Minister David Cameron during a Conservative conference call, accusing him of “alienating” people over same-sex marriage.
Rees-Mogg is a long-standing opponent of same-sex marriage, saying in 2013 that he would choose to be whipped by the Catholic Church rather than by his party.
He previously criticised the Prime Minister over the policy, suggesting Conservative activists who agreed with him would “join UKIP in protest.”
Watch the full interview with Jacob Rees-Mogg on Good Morning Britain below: