As the United Kingdom was mourning the passing of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and many gun salutes were being fired to mark this occasion, I found myself wondering what the Irish Defence Forces did with regard to … Continue reading Minister for Defence confirms that Irish Defence Forces no longer have “gun salute to the Most Blessed Sacrament”
Ed Vaizey MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, has placed a temporary export bar on the seven hangings which lasts until 20 May 2013 but may be extended to 20 August 2013 if … Continue reading £120k needed to stop Jewish religious silk hangings from leaving the UK
In 1972, Morty was punched, kicked and thrown down an escalator during a gay rights protest at the New York City Hilton Hotel. Watching the attacks on the evening TV news was Morty’s mother Jeanne Manford. She was outraged that police officers appeared to ignore the assault. Following this Jeanne wrote a letter to the New York Post, with one sentence that jumped out. “My son is a homosexual and I love him.” Tom Owens writes: Manford’s son invited her to march with him in the Christopher Street Liberation Day March in June 1972. She agreed, accompanying him to the parade … Continue reading ‘I loved him. He was my son.’ A mother’s love for her gay son honoured 40 years later.
Michael gives the facts and figures from the debate on Human Sexuality at the Church of Ireland’s General Synod in Dublin. Continue reading They voted, but what is the point of it all? The figures from General Synod 2012 @churchofireland #gscoi
Same-sex marriage would eliminate entirely in law the basic idea of a mother and a father for every child. It would create a society which deliberately chooses to deprive a child of either a mother or a father.—His Eminence Keith Cardinal O’Brien in The Sunday Telegraph As a gay man, and a Christian, it really disheartens me to read what His Eminence has written it seems that he has not actually put much thought into what he is writing, and is reacting rather angrily to proposals that could see an end to discrimination. As I understand it, none of the … Continue reading The Cardinal should be thinking about Covenants not worrying about civil marriages