we wish to draw the attention of Irish readers to a statement from the organisers of a peaceful protest against the Civil Partnership Bill outside Dail Eireann (the Irish Parliament) on Wednesday next.
Whether you can come for just half-an-hour, or for two-and-a-half hours, please do your best to take part in the peaceful protest at the gates of Dáil Éireann, Kildare Street, Dublin, on Wednesday next, 30 June, from 11 am to 2.30 pm.The protest is part of the ongoing effort to persuade the Irish politicians to abandon the ‘Civil Partnership Bill’. As I mentioned previously, the members of parliament (TDs) are being denied the opportunity of a free, or conscience-related, vote on the Bill. And who is denying them the possibility of voting according to their conscience? None other than the Minister for Justice, Mr. Dermot Ahern.
Of whom is he afraid? Is it his masters in Brussels who are threatening him with dire political and financial consequences if he fails to implement their orders that the homosexual and lesbian lifestyle be promoted and rewarded, to the detriment of marriage and the family?
‘What group above all others constitute a challenge to the traditional vision of the family? We do.’ [Out, 1986 – an Irish homosexual publication]
The Patron Saint of politicians is St. Thomas More, the English martyr who abided by his conscience rather than submitting to King Henry VIII in the matter of the king’s divorce. ‘I am the King’s good servant, but God’s first’, he is quoted as saying. It seems that there is no man or woman of the calibre of St. Thomas in the Irish Parliament today. Maybe there is - but, if so, let him or her speak out now against the proposals contained in the ‘Civil Partnership Bill’, which, if passed into legislation, will have dangerous and far-reaching consequences for marriage and the family and society in Ireland.