Cardinal Plays the ‘Kids Will Be Taught Gay Marriage’ Card


Cardinal Keith O’Brien has said teachers will be banned from “promoting” the “traditional” view of marriage if gay marriage is made lawful in Scotland — as usual though, he hasn’t offered any evidence to back up his claims.

Reports Gay Star News:

O’Brien said: ‘It is clear that Scotland’s schools will be banned from promoting a traditional understanding of marriage if same-sex marriage becomes law.

‘This means reassurances offered by the Scottish government that schools and churches will be protected have been utterly hollow.

‘If they enact same-sex marriage legislation there is no question that the work of Catholic schools and parishes will be impaired, undermined and damaged.’

It should be pointed out that the Cardinal has made a huge error, whether deliberate or not, in implying “It is clear that Scotland’s schools will be banned from promoting a tradition understanding of marriage.”

No where in the legislation is there such a ban, and at no point does the legislation mandate the teaching of same-sex marriage at the expense of the erroneously called “traditional” view of marriage. This is a leap that is not supported by logic, but it is the kind of running jump the Cardinal has made several times before.

O’Brien faced fierce criticism when earlier this year he compared gay marriage to legalizing slavery, quoted inaccurate and debunked research that he said showed children need heterosexual parents, repeated lies offered by the American right-wing, and advanced that religion would be harmed by children being taught about gay marriage in schools. This line of attack is no more credible now than it was then.

At the most, teachers will have to teach reality: that civil marriage is open to gay couples as well as straight couples. This requires no political discourse or even religious opinion, only the facts.

Scotland, like England, is currently working its way toward legalizing marriage equality, something that despite religious protections being built into the legislation, religious conservatives have reacted most stridently against.

The English marriage equality consultation enters its final week this week.


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Ed G.
Ed G.3 years ago

And this declaration comes from a religion that essentially condones pedophilia. So much for the cardinal beliefs.

Pamela Tracy
Pamela Tracy3 years ago

Marriage is marriage...allow LGBT marriages and forget it is the thrill of something being denied them...make it legal and let them live the normal lives and of course they will get married and divorce and married forever what ever is in the cards for them....of course I can tell kids dont try it before you think it over dont want to wake up in your 30's and find out ...hey I thought I was gay......

Helle H.
Helle H.3 years ago


Lynda Duke
Lynda Duke3 years ago

All these lies and control mind actions by men who wear gowns and funny hats. Somehow I just don't see it...........they abuse altar boys and they are against Same Sex marriage.

They are wearing gowns and funny hats - meaning they are weird to start with! Why is any one person listening to them?

Lisa Hess
Lisa Hess3 years ago

Dont you get sick of the child molesters trying to say that gays are child molesters. I would trust my son with my gay friends a hell of a lot faster then with this guy. The bad part is do they really believe the crap they spew or is it to just take attention away from them. The best way to hide bad deeds is to misdirect.

john casablanca
john casablanca3 years ago

Cardinal O'Brien - should go back to Catholicism instead of his own opinions.
Catholicis states, that as God has said, 'WE ARE ALL HIS CHILDREN", not
just those chosen by O'Brien. While Christ was on the cross and looked toward
heaven with his last dying breath and stated to His Heavenly Father, "FATHER
Cardinal O'Brien in mind..
Perhaps, all the Bishops, Cardinals and even the Pope should follow Christ's
teachings instead of their own ideology. And follow by example, as the Nuns do by
their work and love of Christ.

Past Member
Past Member 3 years ago

Yes, whenever I want advice on marriage or how to educate children, I always ask a celibate man who thinks the world was created in 6 days. >_

Carolyn S.
Carolyn S.3 years ago

His priority should be to speak out strongly against priests having sex with children.

Valarie Snell
Valarie Snell3 years ago


Ron B.
Ron B.3 years ago

Cardinal Keith O'Brien, eh? If I was a choir boy, I wouldn't want this creep sitting on my covers offering to read me a bedtime story...