Nasty Coalition for Marriage group criticises Theresa May

Nasty Coalition for Marriage group criticises Theresa May November 17, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May this week urged the Australian Government to introduce same-sex marriage “very soon” – and by doing do has annoyed Thomas Pascoe, above, Campaign Director for the UK’s Coalition for Marriage (C4M).
During Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, May was asked by gay MP Iain Stewart if she welcomed the Australian postal survey which overwhelmingly supported marriage equality.
She replied:

I am as proud as he [Stewart] and many others were when we passed the legislation here in this house, and made possible same-sex marriage here in the United Kingdom and I hope that the Australian government will take that vote and act on it very soon.

The outcome was also celebrated by former Prime Minister David Cameron, who took to Twitter to say that he was :

Incredibly proud of legalising Same Sex Marriage in the UK & delighted that other countries are looking to do the same. G’day Australia!

Pascoe said it was “no surprise” to see May and Cameron celebrating the result.

Both were instrumental in introducing this change in the UK, and neither appears to regret the slippery slope that the change has led us down.
Indeed, Mrs May’s government is forging ahead with extremist measures which will force information on homosexual lifestyles onto children from the age of five.

He added that the UK Government:

Ignored the majority of responses to their own consultation and then passed this unwanted, undemocratic legislation anyway.

Nearly 670,000 people signed C4M’s petition against the redefinition of marriage in England and Wales. Despite the significant opposition same-sex marriage legislation passed Westminster in 2013.
When the gormless Pascoe was appointed Director of C4M in September 2017 he was quoted by the Christian Institute as saying:

Traditional marriage and its supporters remain under attack by an army of politicians and activists. No institution does more for the well-being of children or society than traditional marriage, and I promise to do all I can to protect it against the assaults of those who would rather sound good than do right.

Just for the record “traditional marriage” is in steady decline in the UK. According to Pamela Cobb, Population Statistics Division, Office for National Statistics:

Just over half of the population aged 16 and over were married in 2015. This figure has steadily declined since 2002, which could be associated with a rise in cohabiting amongst those who have never married or formed a civil partnership.

The population aged 16 and over who were single increased from 29.6 percent in 2002 to 34.5 percent in 2015.
C4M which claims “hundreds of thousands of supporters” was set up in 2012 to oppose Government attempts to redefine marriage and promote the traditional definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman, to the exclusion of all others and for life.
Pascoe said:

Five years ago we warned that same-sex marriage would lead down a slippery slope. Now even the concept of male and female is seen as offensive in some public bodies, lawyers are pushing for no-fault divorce and a sexual free-for-all is being encouraged in our classrooms.
In response we are preparing for our biggest campaigning year since the Same-Sex Marriage Act became law. We will stand up for those who believe in traditional marriage and provide a voice for those left voiceless in the current debate.

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  • 1859

    ‘……and a sexual free-for-all is being encouraged in our classrooms.’
    What utter, scare-mongering crap is that! This is absolute rubbish, I know, because I have observed lessons in which sexuality – from every possible viewpoint – is openly discussed, debated and talked about, and in no way is sexual licentiousness being promoted. Instead, students are encouraged to think about what is means to enter into relationships – sexual or otherwise. It is a mature debate which is finally happening – not some exercise in irresponsible brainwashing – and it is young people who are showing the most amazing tolerance and can smell religious and non-religious bigots a mile away. The likes of Mr. Pascoe are defending outworn, cruel and bigoted opinions that, fortunately, some countries are at long last confining to history’s rubbish bin, and that, Mr. Pascoe, is where you belong.

  • barriejohn

    @1859: The Mail published a letter the other day written by a “lifelong member of the Church of England”, complaining about the Archbishop of Canterbury’s suggestion that boys should be free to wear tiaras if they so wished. The basis of the complaint was that children should not be exposed to “sexual matters” at such a young age. Who mentioned sex? It just shows how their pathetic, twisted minds work!

  • Zatre

    To assert power over us the pious need to prohibit crucial activities unless performed under their permission and license. No prohibition … no control … no power.

  • cnocspeireag

    Has the picture been photoshopped? Every photo I see of these bigots makes them look unhinged. Put it this way,if I knew this guy was coming to visit, I’d make sure all the kitchen knives and sharp tools were locked away.

  • AgentCormac

    You’re absolutely right – they do all have that slightly crazy, decidedly malevolent look about them. This one reminds me of a certain Gerry Anderson villain – one whose mind had been taken over by vengeful aliens.

  • Broga

    They do smug so well.

  • sailor1031

    It’s the eyes. I got up and went to the kitchen to get more coffee and those eyes followed me everywhere as I went. Scary.
    I suppose pascoe and his ilk would prefer to go back to the sex education, or lack thereof, of years ago which was responsible for more pathetic fumblings, embarrassments, guilt, pain, self-doubt and self-loathing than one can possibly imagine. Of course at the time religion was much more intrusive than it is now.

  • RichardW

    Such inadequate treatment of sex was also at fault for a lot of unwanted teenage pregnancies.

  • Vanity Unfair

    Indeed, Mrs May’s government is forging ahead with extremist measures which will force information on homosexual lifestyles onto children from the age of five.
    He is reading a lot into the Children and Social Work Act 2017 ss 34-35.
    Even the policy statement,, leaves lots of loopholes.
    We have committed to a retain parents’ right to withdraw their child from sex education within RSE (other than sex education in the National Curriculum as part of science)6, as currently, but not from relationships education at primary. This is because parents should have the right to teach this themselves in a way which is consistent with their values. The Secretary of State will consult further in order to clarify the age at which a young person may have the right to make their own decisions7.
    The outcome will be set out in regulations which will be subject to consultation and debate.
    We are also committed to ensuring that the education provided to pupils in Relationships Education and RSE is appropriate to the age of pupils and their religious background. The Secretary of State must give guidance to schools on how to deliver this. This provision enables faith schools to teach these subjects according to the tenets of their faith, whilst still being consistent with requirements of the Equality Act.
    6 Parents will also have a right to withdraw their child from any sex education (beyond the science curriculum) that primary schools choose to teach.
    7 Providing a parent with a blanket right to withdraw their child from sex education is no longer consistent with English caselaw (or with the ECHR and UNCRC).

  • Vanity Unfair

    If he wants a traditional marriage he can have one. Nobody is making that illegal.

  • sowa

    Stop pretending you give a damn about “traditional” marriage. We all know it’s a contest of power, at least for higher ups. Religious leaders want to infect every aspect of human life with their nonsense in their neverending pursuit for money and power. And those like that Pascoe are more than happy to assist.