Friday, February 01, 2013

Cameron has a mandate NOT to redefine marriage



Cameron has a mandate NOT to redefine marriage, well that is why I voted for him. He also promised to strengthen marriage by tax concessions.


Thanks to C4M for reminding us
As the big vote in the House of Commons approaches (Tue. 5 Feb), it’s easy to forget that on 3 May 2010 – just three days before the last general election – David Cameron said on TV that he was “not planning” to change the definition of marriage. He was being interviewed by Adam Boulton on Sky News, and was asked a direct question about whether he would introduce gay marriage. He said: “I am not planning that.” Gay marriage campaigners were furious, as this article shows. It is outrageous that Mr Cameron went on TV just three days before a general election and told voters one thing, but did the exact opposite once inside Downing Street. His manifesto at the election was silent, so he has no mandate to redefine marriage. His only mandate is to defend traditional marriage. Please read our latest briefing on the issue, and please share it with all your family and friends.

5 comments:

nickbris said...

One thing is for sure,the totally corrupted BBC is FOR SSM,all commentators seem to be saying that the Bill seems likely to get through the second reading.The BBC is just a tool of this crappy Government.

As a gambling man and a student of BULLSHIT I am prepared to put the farm on that the vote will be LOST.

Maybe not good news for Claire Balding & Alice Arnold but most of us have had more than enough of Claire anyway.

RJ said...

One has to listen carefully to politicians: "We have no plans" can mean "We have no plans...yet"

Greg Collins said...

"The Conservative Party’s Contract for Equalities, published alongside its
General Election Manifesto in 2010, set out clearly that they would consider the case for changing the law to allow civil partnerships to be called and classified as marriage.
Independent surveys, such as the one carried out by the Times in March 2012, show support by the general public with 65% thinking gay couples should have an equal right to marry, not just to have civil partnerships."

It pays for Catholics to read the pre-election literature of the party they choose to vote for.

PaulineG said...

Greg,

You say the Contract for Equalities was published "alongside" the Conservative Party Manifesto.

That is false.

The Manifesto was published on 13th April. The Contract for Equalities was not published until 3rd May, a full 20 days later and just 3 days before the General Election.

On the very same day the Contract for Equalities was published Cameron gave the denial Fr Ray reports.

In view of these facts are you seriously suggesting the British public could reasonably have been expected to be aware that the Conservative Party would bring forward this proposal if elected when they voted?

Greg Collins said...

PaulineG
"In view of these facts are you seriously suggesting the British public could reasonably have been expected to be aware that the Conservative Party would bring forward this proposal if elected when they voted?"

Yes.

If an official party policy document is published in parallel with a manifesto in advance of a general election I think one might reasonably suppose the proposals contained within in it will be advanced if that party comes into power.

As to Mr Cameron's denials; a degree of scepticism is required when listening to the denials of any politician in advance of an election, and afterwards.

People should not exercise their franchise so casually but only after consideration of all the facts, and assessment of all the evidence, and after much prayer and reflection.