It won’t be of much personal interest to most PT readers, I know (unless they’ve had a religious conversion overnight), but the UK’s upper chamber, the House of Lords, has approved the use of religious lingo and religious premises for same-sex ceremonies.
As we’ve said before on this blog, this is just an irrelevance to those who can do very well without religion, thank you very much; but we also say that what’s sauce for the goose should be sauce for the gander.
We await the tumult of protests from the religious lobby – although many religionists are in favour of this, anyway.
George Broadhead, my fellow blogger and secretary of the Pink Triangle Trust, says in a comment on the Pink News story on this, “Lord Ali says: ‘I believe that people want religion in their lives and many gay and lesbian couples are no different.’
“Isn’t his Lordship aware that Britain is rapidly secularising? The recently published British Social Attitudes Survey, one of the largest annual polls in the country and commissioned by the National Centre for Social Research, shows a further dramatic lurch way from religion with 43% saying that they have none – a much greater proportion of the population than all the minority faiths put together.
“It’s high time politicians like Lord Ali took note of this development and stopped making such fatuous claims.”