Leading Christian opponents of same-sex marriage knighted
Gerald Howarth MP (left) is arguably the most vocal Anglican opponent of same-sex marriage in the House of Commons (“..aggressive homosexual community..”). His knighthood was announced last September, 'in recognition of (his) longstanding public service to the country'.
Edward Leigh MP (right) is arguably the most vocal Roman Catholic opponent of same-sex marriage in the House of Commons ("..the merciless prism of equality.."). He was knighted today, 'for public and political service'.
Both awards are undoubtedly merited - for defending the Faith if not distinguished dedication to public service.
But His Grace will forgive those cynics who might infer that the Prime Minister is engaged in a little Church-placating.