Matt glosses over Huhne and same sex marriage

Matt, cartoonist of the Telegraph, is renowned for seeing both the humorous side of life while also making a serious statement. His cartoon today is no exception:


This raises the question of just what the hell is this matter any business of politicians, other than to allow them once again to play God with our lives. Surely logic dictates it is a matter for the church concerned and for the ordained person conducting the marriage ceremony.

But then, having outsourced their job of being the guardians of our country’s sovereignty, presumably this interest in marriage twixt two people of the same sex is no more than creating work for idle hands.

4 Responses

  1. Robert says:

    They are having the same problem in France over gay marriage. This is rather strange as in France there is only state marriage and anything else is only a ceremony on usually another day. Most people of a religious disposition do not recognise the state wedding but because it is a legal requirement they go through the motions.

    As I understand it the churches can stand in for the state in the UK making things difficult particularly for the Church of England as the established religion. Refusing to allow gay marriage if allowed by the state would not be lawful.

    The logical way out is for all marriages to be conducted by the state with a religious ceremony if required afterwards.

    This still leaves the problem in France. I will have to read up on it. A socialist French parliament is not one to help out the right with religious difficulties.

  2. Jim says:

    I think P.J. O’Rourke hit the nail on the head:

    “Giving money and power to government is like giving whisky and car keys to teenage boys.”

  3. ReefKnot says:

    Curious that gay marriage is being pushed by both the French and British Governments at the same time. Who / what is behind it ?

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