Monday, December 10, 2012

Accepting is not the same as wanting

A Tory MP has said what a lot of us think (shock horror) in that a lot of parents don't want their children to be gay despite the states attempts to treat it as normal...
A Tory MP last night claimed most parents do not want their children to be homosexual - because they are desperate to have grandchildren.
Monmouth’s David Davies made his comments as he opposed his party leadership’s plans to allow gay marriage.
But campaigners said most parents do accept their child’s homosexuality and simply want them to be happy.
Mr Davies told the BBC: ‘I think most people are very tolerant and have no problem at all if people are gay but, and I hate to say this in a way because I expect it’s going to cause controversy, but I think most parents would prefer their children not to be gay, knowing most parents want grandchildren if nothing else,’ he said.
‘What I’m concerned about is... having gay marriage recognised by law which opens to door to all churches being forced to do that.
Now I could accept if my children were gay, but it wouldn't be something I'd want for them, but I do enjoy my grandchildren and certainly would not expect to see any if my kids were gay. And that is the point Davies is making and as ever there's a deliberate attempt to misinterpret what he's saying. Despite claims that no religion will be forced to provide 'marriage' to same sex couples, I rather suspect that the lunatic judges in the Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg have yet to stick their oar in. Gays have a civil partnership which provides exactly the same rights as a married couple, so the only reason I can see for them to be allowed to marry is a prelude to try and force churches (and mosques and synagogues) to marry them. I cannot for the life of me see another reason for this. It also flies right in the face of public opinion, A ComRes survey published today found that 62 per cent of voters and 68 per cent of Tories believe marriage should continue to be defined as a ‘life-long exclusive commitment between a man and a woman’. Whilst Two thirds of voters back civil partnerships for same-sex couples. So it's not exactly bigot city out there as most people believe gays should be happy with what they have which is equality with marriage.
Though I do believe most people just put up and shut up when faced with extremism of one form or another be it Islamic or gay, there's far to much of the point and scream bigot method of debate stifling goes on with those two communities...

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Anonymous said...

David Davis is right.

Barney Thomson said...

Gay people can have children.

What's the problem?

Tatty said...

"Gay people can have children."

Only by procreating with a member of the opposite sex.

Which kinda defeats the ole "homo" part of the "sexuality", dontchathink.

banned said...

As a lapsed CoE nominal Christian it is no business of mine to dictate to the church (or mosque, or synagogue or temple) about their definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman.

Neither is it the business of Dave "I'm Free!" Cameron, Ben Dover Bradshaw, Chris "Rate My Pants" Bryant the EU or the ECHR.