Muslims and Sikhs Defend Natural Marriage

The Catholic Herald reports...

'The leader of the Muslim Council for Britain has said that he agrees with the Catholic Church’s response to the introduction of same-sex marriage.

Farooq Murad, Secretary General of the MCB, said: “Whilst we remain opposed to all forms of discrimination, including homophobia, redefining the meaning of marriage is in our opinion unnecessary and unhelpful.

“With the advent of civil partnerships, both homosexual and heterosexual couples now have equal rights in the eyes of the law.

Therefore, in our view the case to change the definition of marriage, as accepted throughout time and across cultures, is strikingly weak. In common with other Abrahamic faiths, marriage in Islam is defined as “a union between a man and a woman”, he said. “So while the state has accommodated for gay couples, such unions will not be blessed as marriage by the Islamic institutions.”

Murad’s comments follow criticism of the Government’s proposals from Cardinal Keith O’Brien and Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster.

The leader of Britain’s Sikh’s community, Lord Singh, head of the Network of Sikh Organisations, also said that the Government’s proposals were “a sideways assault on religion.”

“It is an attempt by a vocal, secular minority to attack religion,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.”'

Full article here. The Telegraph has covered it also, here.

Comments

Mike said…
This is to be welcomed. Sadly Catholic Bishops are no longer listened to by politicians. However, Moslem and Sikh leaders are still listened to.
Anonymous said…
This will help, it will help a lot but remember the liberals are already 2 steps ahead:

(1) They've negotiated a sham 'consultation' document which means no discussion is going to take place.

(2) They've devilishly (and I mean devilishly) thought of a way to neutralise religious opposition. They are going to split marriage into 'civil marriage' and 'religious marriage' an oxymoron if there ever was one but they don't care because who will notice?. The general public are half asleep. This will allow them to play the 'intolerant' card (of course) and win the day.

There are a couple of unanswered questions though:

(1) Did David Cameron sell religious groups down the river by agreeing to the sham 'consulation' document so he could get Lib Dem support and form the next government?. I think he probably did.

(2) Will the country at large wake up to what's at stake and put an end to it?.

The answer to the second question seems to be no at the moment but you never know. We badly need some momentum going in the other direction and a lucky break. I think we need some helpful journalist to dig around point (1) and see if its true. If it is it will damage both Lib Dems and Conservatives which will be good for us. it might force a proper consultation which will then drag on for years. The last thing the liberals want.

BJC