Christian lawyers petition the Queen
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…