Yesterday, across the United Kingdom the decadent celebrated the new civil approval for sodomite non-marriage known as the Civil Partnerships Act. Already, around seven-hundred non-marriage ceremonies for sodomite couples have been held with pride of position belonging to Sir Elton John and his longtime companion, David Furnish.
Not forty years ago, sodomy was a crime across the UK. Now it's a party and Sir Elton's was the largest with Liz Hurley, Hugh Grant, Donatella Versace, Claudia Schiffer, Victoria Beckham (David's wife), Sixties icon Lulu, Ringo Starr, Elvis Costello, Tim Burton and his wife Helena Bonham-Carter, Gordon Ramsey, Michael Caine, Sharon Stone, Michael Parkinson, Matt Lucas, Boris Becker, Nick Faldo, Greg Rusedski and English cricket captain Michael Vaughan among the throng in attendance.
But Scotland's Western Isles are not joining in the festivities. The Isles' councillors are supporting their registrars who have refused to have any part in the non-marriage ceremonies. So far none of the Isles' twenty-four thousand or so inhabitants have officially requested the ceremony but the test case seems inevitable. Meanwhile, stout Presbyterians in the north and orthodox Roman Catholics in the south are agreed in their opposition, so the matter may come to a head with the European Union having the final say. (Ever notice how the EU functions across Europte in much the same decadent homogenizing way our own Supreme Court does across these United States?)
Rev Tim McGlynn, a pastor in the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) in Scalpay, put it this way: "To try and force (the registrars) to do something they think is immoral would be unjust. But that is what is being advanced by people who are what I call bigoted secularists. The position on the isles is that the people in positions in power are far more likely to personally have a faith which is guiding the things that they do."
For the other side, an anonymous sodomite is quoted saying, "I can't give my name because the islands are the kind of place where you just can't and it would cause a huge fuss. You would be regarded as bringing shame on your village and your island. I am very unhappy about what they have decided, but in a way I'm not surprised, we are years behind the rest of the country. This is discrimination. How come these ceremonies will be OK in Glasgow and not in Barra? It is absolutely wrong. I can imagine someone just having a ceremony on one of the beaches and defying anyone to stop us."
Sodomy advocate Calum Irving, director of sodomite charity Stonewall Scotland, threatened the Western Isles council with an appeal under European human rights law.
As such progress continues to unfold across the Western world, let's all remember that the origin of sodomy laws in the Western world has always been Christian love both for those tempted by immorality and their victims. How sad, then, that today we have women and children abandoned by no-fault divorce, STDs by the boatload, unborn children murdered by the tens of millions per year, millions dying by AIDS; and now, just in the nick of time to save us all, sodomite non-marriage.
How pathetic that evangelical Christian pastors and seminary professors (see here and here) have lent their support to this state of affairs, calling for the repeal of sodomy laws across these United States. Who needs the Supreme Court's judicial rulings when such ecclesiastical leaders are at work boring through the sill of the foundation?