Thursday, January 04, 2007

Christian lawyers petition the Queen

A group of Christian lawyers is to petition the Queen over the regulations to which Cranmer referred below, which will outlaw discrimination against homosexuals. The members of the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship are asking the Supreme Governor of the Church of England to raise their concerns with the Prime Minister. While Her Majesty is not about to refuse consent to an Act of Parliament, and thus precipitate a constitutional crisis, she does retain and is known to occasionally exercise the constitutional power to warn her Prime Minister.

The petition reads:

On November 4th 1952, in your Coronation Oath, your Majesty declared that you would 'to the utmost of your power maintain the Laws of God and the true profession of the Gospel'.

We therefore call upon your Majesty to urgently consider a proposed law, formulated by your Government, known as the Sexual Orientation Regulations which are being introduced by virtue of Section 82 of the Equality Act 2006.

The Regulations are a serious affront the profession of the Gospel and to the freedom of religion which this country has cherished for many generations.

The Regulations purport to eliminate discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, but have the consequence of discriminating heavily against Christians of all backgrounds and denominations who hold firm to the very Faith which you pledged to uphold in your coronation oath.

The Regulations will make it unlawful for a Christian to refuse to promote homosexual practice and will make it unlawful for our children to be taught the importance of marriage in any schools above the importance of practising homosexual relationships. All these activities are contrary to the true profession of the Gospel.

Cranmer rather suspects that the response of Her Majesty will simply be that she does not share their interpretation of Scripture, or ‘the true profession of the Gospel’, and that she will not involve herself in any protest against government legislation. She will not state the latter, but neither will she imperil the future of the Monarchy by withholding Royal Assent.

All of which rather renders Her Majesty complicit…


Anonymous Voyager said...

Especially in any case which is listed as R. v.

4 January 2007 at 11:35  
Anonymous Voyager said...

The justice minister of the European Union, Franco Frattini, announced this week at the EU parliament in Strasburg that member states which do not eliminate all forms of discrimination against homosexuals, including the refusal to approve “marriage” and unions between same-sex couples, would be subject to sanctions and eventual expulsion from the EU.

Surely not ? Is such liberation theology possible ?

4 January 2007 at 11:40  
Anonymous Voyager said...

Latvia can.............

4 January 2007 at 11:42  
Anonymous Voyager said...


4 January 2007 at 11:43  
Anonymous billy said...

her Majesty will do whatever is in the best interests of her family while announcing that it is done out of love for her subjects.
She has no real power but enjoys unique wealth and position. Does anybody really think that she will jeopardise that for Christianity?

4 January 2007 at 11:53  
Anonymous Ulster Man said...

Didn't one monarch refuse to give his/her assent to a bill sometime past? I seem to remember they appealed to their Coronation oath which they were being asked to ignore or compromise.

4 January 2007 at 13:57  
Anonymous Ulster Man said...

By the way, there's no meltdown here yet! No objections, no court cases - it's all pretty much as usual!!

Give it time?

4 January 2007 at 13:58  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes please mr fratini,please expell us ,there is little that would make us happier.

4 January 2007 at 17:04  
Blogger wrinkled weasel said...

Sounds a bit like treason to me and as I recall, His Grace doesn't fare well under female monarchs.

The promotion of homosexuality in this country is a pestilence. We have gone, in less than fifty years, from a practice deemed to be illegal (25 years in Scotland and still illegal in some USA states) and imprisonable to one which is practically compulsory. It is paraded by the BBC and indulged by local authorities. The gay lobby is far noisier than its minority status justifies.

This is not how it was meant to be.

Maxwell Fyfe, a leading advocate of the post-war human rights movement, and later Home Secretary and Lord Chancellor, said in 1953, "Homosexuals in general are exhibitionists and proselytisers and are a danger to others, especially the young".

Those who voted to decriminalise homosexuality never intended what we have now which amounts to a public celebration of deviant sexuality, sanctioned by a ridiculous law.

In writing after the passing of the 1967 sexual offences bill, one of its proposers, Lord Arran, wrote,

"I ask those [homosexuals] to show their thanks by comporting themselves quietly and with dignity… any form of ostentatious behaviour now or in the future or any form of public flaunting would be utterly distasteful…"

What people do in private is their own affair, but what I tell my children, what I think, and what I say is mine and I have my right, not only to say what I think, but to live in a society which does not de-victimise sexual deviance at the cost of making me, and my belief in Christianity, a scapegoat.

5 January 2007 at 00:50  

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