"Tony Blair has promised a decision next week on whether Catholic adoption agencies will be able to opt out of gay discrimination laws."Hmmm - feel much the same way about it all as this blogger.
A couple of men in frocks wrote to the PM saying:
"rights of conscience cannot be made subject to legislation, however well-meaning".Except they can be - and are. Especially if you include in your 'rights of conscience' mental stuff like female circumcision and hacking people's heads off.
I'm slightly embarrassed about my prior defence of Ruth Kelly. Obviously her religious beliefs do indeed stop her from doing her job properly.
She could always move to Scotland.
Update: From the Scotsman:
"CATHOLIC adoption agencies will defy new anti-discrimination laws, the Church warned last night, as the row over allowing gay couples to adopt threatened to divide religion and politics."Eh? Religion and politics are supposed to be divided.