alasta: I describe it as disturbing because I am beginning to believe that there is an extreme degree of contempt bubbling away between forward thinking urban liberals versus those with more traditional views. The same sex marriage debate is just one outlet of that hatred, and in the future we are probably going to see a lot more of this.
This is true. And while I would like to keep religion out of this thread, it is well known in the Christian faith that in the end times Christians will be persecuted like never before.
I read the other day that a Church in Auckland is now being seen as "Discriminatory"
Radio Network station ZM was going to unite the winners of its Fabulous Gay Wedding competition at liberal Anglican church St-Matthew-in-the-City in central Auckland.
However, that plan has been scrapped because Vicar Glynn Cardy says that a religious ceremony can only be held for a gay couple after they have been married in a civil ceremony elsewhere.
And then we see this
ZM has decided to look for a new church instead, saying St Matthew's decision was "discriminatory". "That's a bit like saying everybody's equal, but some are more equal than others," radio host Polly Gillespie told TV ONE's Breakfast.
Now why on earth would ZM go and stir the pot like this? All its doing is creating hatred and widening the gap between groups of people. Where will this lead to? Who knows? What we do know is that the law change was to allow this so called discrimination. But it seems the new push from the "gay community" here on will be to stop the churches from this discrimination. IE, force them to marry.
This was one of the reasons I never agreed with same sex marriage to begin with. But this is the road we are on now, and unfortunately it is too late to change.
Laws like this cannot be reversed. That takes a revolution. And I believe that's where NZ is heading.