Catholic Church sways Scottish faithful away from Labour
When one considers the meaning of the Mass, the belief in and adoration of the real presence, and the theological centrality of the act of transubstantiation, to use the mesmerism of religious devotion in order to inculcate a political message is appallingly manipulative. This fusion of the religious with the political is certain to endanger Labour’s electoral hopes. They are already trailing in the polls, and are likely to lose control of the 129-member parliament to the Scottish Nationalists, who have now made a pledge to exempt Catholic adoption agencies from the Government’s legislation.
Now that David Cameron has come down in agreement with the Government (albeit accompanied by a free vote), there is little likelihood that the Scottish Conservatives will emit any pro-gay-discrimination utterances in favour of the church, so the SNP has become the last refuge of Scotland’s Roman Catholics.
This is quite convenient, considering Cardinal Keith O’Brien’s recent pronouncements in favour of Scottish secession from the Union. By directing the faithful towards nationalism, the Roman Catholic Church is making a politically aggressive manoeuvre towards the break-up of the United Kingdom. Such actions undermine the Throne, move to deprive Her Majesty of her title to the Crown of the United Kingdom, and are an affront to her dignity and privilege. Pope Pius V must be jubilant.