A Catholic bishop is using his Christmas sermon to compare equal-marriage efforts in Britain to Nazi campaigns to undermine religion.
David Cameron’s fast-tracking of marriage equality has put anti-gay forces on the defensive, but Rev. Mark Davies, the Bishop of Shrewsbury, has reached a new low by leaking the text of his midnight Mass sermon, in which he’ll bash same-sex marriage proponents as commies and brown shirts.
Davies also plans to attack the UK government’s “discarding of human life” with policies toward abortion and the elderly, but it’s efforts on behalf of same-sex marriage that he says threatens to “shape and distort the whole future of humanity.”
We think of the ideologies of the past century, Communism and Nazism, which in living memory threatened to shape and distort the whole future of humanity.
These inhuman ideologies would each challenge in the name of progress the received Christian understanding of the sanctity of human life and the family. Winston Churchill, Britain’s wartime Prime Minister, a man without clear, religious belief, saw in this deadly struggle nothing less than the defence of Christian civilisation…
Few of our political leaders today appear to glimpse the deeper issues when the sanctity of human life and the very identity of marriage, the foundation of the family, are threatened.”
Gee, a shadowy regime that demands absolute conformity, demonizes outsiders and has a history of abuse and corruption? What is, “the Catholic Church,” Alec?