Jul 25, 2017

Britain’s national interests are being put at risk by senior politicians and civil servants in order to push a same-sex marriage agenda, no matter the cost.

This month alone, we have seen:

Theresa May putting the constitution at risk: the Prime Minister voiced support for the introduction of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, interfering with the constitutional settlement which devolves the issue to the Assembly (link here). In a separate article, she told the Church of England to “reflect” on allowing same-sex marriage, despite considerable opposition within the CofE to redefining marriage (link here).

Justine Greening putting children in England at risk: the Education Secretary clearly linked new legislation making Relationships Education compulsory for children as young as five to “push[ing] on with all of the [LGBT] agenda” in an interview with The Times (link here [£]). In a separate piece this week Ms Greening alleges that churches are not “part of a modern country” if they do not perform same-sex marriages (link here [£]).

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) putting our diplomacy at risk: the FCO recently announced that over the last year 202 same-sex marriage ceremonies have been performed in British embassies and high commissions worldwide in countries which still adhere to traditional marriage (link here). By flouting the wishes of the people and governments of 12 countries including Australia, China, Cyprus, Japan, Mozambique and Vietnam, the FCO puts our bilateral relationships in peril at just the time when our diplomats are pursuing post-Brexit trade deals.

Acting against convention, prudence and the national interest, those in power have allowed same-sex marriage to deflect them from their proper pursuit of public service.

This is an extract from one of the Coalition for Marriage’s regular communications with its supporters. If you would like to register as a marriage supporter and receive these updates, you may do so here.