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Cardinal criticises UK gay equality laws

By Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent

Last Updated: 2:29am GMT 01/01/2008

Britain's senior Roman Catholic leader used his New Year message to praise marriage and deliver an implicit attack on the Government's gay equality laws.

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, the head of the Church in England and Wales, said most parents did not want their children to be taught that marriage was just "one lifestyle choice among many".

The cardinal said the traditional family remained central to the well-being of society but was being dangerously eroded.

While society was slowly waking up to the dangers of climate change and pollution for the planet, it was still destroying the family, he said.

"It has taken us a long time to realise that if we cut down trees, use cars with highly leaded fuels and build factories with toxic emissions, we were gradually destroying the ecosystem within which we live and breathe.

"Perhaps, however, it has been harder for us to admit those elements in our relationships or in our society which have contributed to the fragmentation of the family.

"Yet it is equally true that we are rapidly moving the very structures on which society is built and on which humanity depends; we are gradually destroying the 'ecosystem' that supports the family."

The cardinal said he was aware that many people had suffered broken marriages or were "courageous" single parents and he understood their sorrow and hurt.

However, he emphasised the Catholic Church's commitment to the home as the focus of family life and the centrality of Christian marriage.

Full story, Source: The Telegraph

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Well, he would say that, wouldn't he. From a church, don't forget, that teaches that contraception is immoral.

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He is entitled to his opinions and since he is a cardinal he speaks with more than a little authority for the Roman Catholic church and their views. But they are views that I don't share so I didn't join their club.

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Mabon.

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Hmm... He worships a near naked man on a cross and he is against homosexuality? :w00t:

The religion's bigotry and intolerance in this day from some ancient scribblings from thousands of years ago is their justification is just mind boggling.

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Hmm... He worships a near naked man on a cross and he is against homosexuality? :w00t:

The religion's bigotry and intolerance in this day from some ancient scribblings from thousands of years ago is their justification is just mind boggling.

Oh come on, Kratos, you have the whole of catholicism to make a gay joke or pedophile joke and this is the best you can come up with? You're just not trying here.

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