...in this excellent message to David Cameron.
Bishop Philip Egan says:
"If the prime minister proceeds with his intentions, he will pervert
authentic family values, with catastrophic consequences for the
well-being and behaviour of future generations. He will smother the
traditional Christian ethos of our society and strangle the religious
freedom of the Catholic Church in Britain to conduct its mission.
Of course, we will need to wait for the results of the current
consultation-exercise. But in the meantime, I would like to ask Mr.
Cameron: What about my rights as a Christian? Will you exempt the
Church, its resources and property, from having to support your
harmful ideology? Will Catholic schools, societies and institutions be
free (and legally safeguarded) to teach the full truth of Christ and the
real meaning of life and love?
The institution of marriage has its ups and downs, but will we ever
forget that it was the leader of the Conservative Party who finally
destroyed marriage as a lasting, loving and life-giving union between a
man and a woman?"