Saturday, 30 March 2013

Spite in the name of Love

Today two Clerics were televised denouncing gay marriage as a threat to Christianity. One was a superannuated archbishop who reigned in Canterbury long ago, and the other an evangelical Anglican with the hard face of a Calvinist bigot.

Gay marriage is no threat at all to to Christians content to love their fellow men. It is only a threat to those Christians who use their religion to justify feelings of superiority to the rest of us, feelings which encourage them to tell us how to behave. Feeling their status challenged they respond with spiteful invective, creating a religion of spite on the ruins of what was supposed to be a religion of love.