IS IT SOMETHING TO DO WITH BEING WELSH?

From THE OBSERVER:

Is Welsh secretary, David Jones, attempting to lead some kind of double political life from within the Conservative party? After a TV interview and a clarifying statement, he still doesn’t seem quite sure what he’s talking about. Jones says that his reason for voting against gay marriage was that “clearly” gay couples “cannot provide a warm and safe environment” in which to raise children. His clarification: “Since same-sex partners could not biologically procreate children, the institution of marriage, in my opinion, should be reserved to opposite-sex partners.” However, Jones says that he is not against civil partnerships, or gay couples adopting, and he has “people in my life who are important to me who are gay”. What kind of skewed mindset thinks gay couples should have civil partnerships and adoption rights, then balks at marriage?

Exactly. It’s illogical. You canot be completely in favour of something when it’s called one thing and then be completely against the same thing when it is known by another name.

Yet…

… this is exactly the same claptrap that the Welsh druid, Rowan Williams came out with and which now most of the Church of England’s talking heads spew out whenever someone in the media implies that maybe they’re being a little homophobic.

If the Church of England believes that you can only have sex within marriage it cannot at the same time approve of civil partnerships for same gender couples. If it is okay with same gender couples having a sexual relationship within a civil partnership then it is saying that civil partnerships are exactly the same as marriage because they are only in favour of sexual relationships within marriage.

Quite honestly, if that isn’t blindingly obvious to you then you must be a Welshman, boyo.

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IS IT SOMETHING TO DO WITH BEING WELSH? — 2 Comments

  1. David Jones uses the you-can’t-say-I’m-homophobic-because-some-of-my-best-friends-are-gay defense, which is crap and makes me laugh each time I read or hear it. Of course, there are smart Welsh people. I think of Jeffrey John and others. Alas, Jeffrey’s best Welsh friend didn’t do well by him.

  2. “You can’t get married, because I’m married and, dammit, *I* am Not Icky! (But some of my best friends are)”