R. Catholic Church argues that Scottish Govt bill redefines marriage and threatens religious freedom

Cardinal Keith O’Brien has written to Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warning her that she risks destroying religious liberty in Scotland by insisting upon legalising same-sex ”˜marriage.’

The cardinal’s letter notes the bishops of Scotland are ”˜deeply disappointed’ that the Scottish Government decided to proceed with its plans to re-define marriage two weeks ago ”˜especially because the government simply ignored its own consultation.’

That consultation ”˜returned a result of two to one against the redefinition of marriage, showing quite emphatically that there was little will for the legalisation of same-sex ”˜marriage’ among those who responded to the consultation,” the cardinal writes.

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