Scottish marriage bill poses a threat to religious freedom

Scottish marriage bill poses a threat to religious freedom.

Cardinal Keith O’Brien has written to Scotland’s Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warning her that she risks destroying religious liberty in Scotland by insisting upon legalising same-sex ‘marriage.’ The cardinal’s letter notes the bishops of Scotland are ‘deeply disappointed’ that the Scottish Government decided to proceed with its plans to re-define marriage two weeks ago ‘especially because the government simply ignored its own consultation.’

The cardinal also writes that he and his brother bishops require assurances that ‘no one should be prosecuted under the law for speaking against the legislation or upholding in private or public discourse the view that the nature of marriage is a union solely of a man and a woman.’

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