Christian Party speaks on same-sex marriage
The Scottish Christian Party held a press conference in Inverness to outline the Party's response to the Scottish Government' consultation on same-sex marriage; and the implications of the proposal.
Speaking at a Press Conference in Inverness, Dr. Donald Boyd, speaking as leader of the Scottish Christian Party outlined the nature and implications of the questions being asked in the current consultation (ending 9 Dec 2011) on same-sex marriage.
Dr. Donald Boyd: Scottish Christian Party
Taking those present through the list of questions carried within the consultation, he referred to the confusing way in which the questions had been put, and the difficulty for respondents to know how to answer in a manner that would reflect their views.
The Highland GP who has stood in national and local elections detailed the SCP response to the SNP Government’s consultation on the redefinition of marriage and adding religious ceremonies to civil partnership registration.
In a detailed rebuttal of the same-sex marriage proposals the response stated: “It will be a mark of perpetual disgrace, and a blot on Scottish history, that no sooner has the Scottish National Party formed a majority Government than one of its first measures is a moral and social revolution of such a nature that it will destroy the time-honoured understanding of marriage, undermine the family, threaten the well-being of children, disrupt Scottish education, compromise healthy living, satisfy the communistic agenda of cultural Marxism, introduce anomalies into Scottish Law". [This] will leave a legacy of legislative confusion, and be a stick with which the aggressive homosexual lobby can
continue to beat Christians.”
With the opinion that the consultation is "not fit for purpose" he stated that legislation "cannot redefine marriage", and that homosexual marriage is a "contradiction in terms".
The SCP claims that the Government is not-so-much consulting as simply exploring how best to implement its proposals. Dr Boyd said: “This consultation gives us the choice of a one-step or two-step process to the same destination – to include homosexual partnerships in the definition of
marriage. The Government has not simply moved the goalposts but there is only one set of
goalposts, without the options of the status quo or removing sexuality from discriminatory
civil partnerships and making them more equal.”
The SCP claims that spurious equality has driven forward recent equalities legislation, which
is selective and unfair. The Party is of the opinion that civil partnerships were meant to equalise rights for homosexual partners, but has created new inequalities which discriminate against other stable relationships such as two spinster sisters.
Speaking into the present situation of civil partnerships the SCP would argue that if these are retained, they should retain their civil nature and become genuinely equal by removing the preferential and discriminating sexual element from them.
Following the Press Conference, Dr. Boyd gave a short recorded interview with Christians Together in which he outlined the likely impact on children, employment and families.
The Scottish Christian Party can be contacted as follows:
Dr. Donald Boyd
Tel. 01463 796952; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.scottishchristianparty.org.uk
A copy of the questionnaire with suggested answers is also available for download.
For other information and links regarding responses to the consultation see:
SNP millionare fans against same-sex plans
Christians Together, 23/11/2011