In the furore surrounding Cardinal O'Brien's remonstrations over proposals for same sex marriage, moral outrage has been expressed over his supposed intolerance of homosexuals ("Cardinal in fresh attack on gay marriage", The Herald, March 6).
As usual in this debate, the promoters of homosexual rights have attempted to skew the argument by misrepresenting the teachings of the Catholic Church.
The Cardinal's comments were aimed at politicians who are so obsessed with the rights agenda that they think they have the right to redefine the meaning of marriage. The common understanding of this term –- which pre-dates Christianity – is a lifelong commitment between one man and one woman. To claim anything else is to deny reality.
Please enable cookies in your browser to display the rest of this article.