Carol Ann Duffy – a muse with a mission
Cranmer’s first reaction on hearing the news of Ms Duffy’s appointment was doubtless shared by many of His Grace’s readers and communicants: the next poet laureate was to be a woman – fine, long overdue. Notwithstanding that she believes headlines of The Sun to be poetry on a par with the genius of Shakespeare.
This women is a lesbian – oh well, what she does in her own spare time is her own business. Cranmer simply does not care.
This woman wants to write a poem extolling the virtues of civil partnership – ah, she has an agenda, like most homosexuals in high office, and the agenda is to proselytise the homosexual lifestyle.
The law was changed in the 1960's to decriminalise homosexual activity. At the time, male homosexuals were a persecuted minority (lesbian activity was not against the law). The New Statesman at the time argued that the effect would be one of happily-cohabiting homosexuals quietly and privately indulging in the antics of their exotic predeliction approximately 2.7 times a week.
On reflection, it may have been preferable to have adopted the 'Nelson' approach. With ‘gay rights’ now trumping religious conscience, a hornet’s nest has been stirred up and the buzzing is no longer benign.
Mr Ultramontane Grumpy Old Catholic has brought to Cranmer’s an interesting paper entitled ‘Learning from Homosexual Activism’ by John Deigham. It explains how Stonewall has infiltrated all walks of life, and its agenda has permeated all levels of society.