Et tu, Scotland?

Looks like the gay agenda is making its merry way to Scotland.  Pretty much the only opposition is coming from the Catholic Church demonstrating how much they love the sinner.  Thankfully, it sounds like the Scottish government is going to ignore them.

I guess they won’t be building any Chick-Fil-As there.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Mike de Fleuriot

    Sorry but not being an American, I think Chick-Fil-A is pretty dumb name for a fast food joint. How do you even pronounce it anyway?

    • http://www.facebook.com/ben.schuldt Ben Schuldt

      It’s pronounced “big-a-tree”

      • http://freethoughtblogs.com/wwjtd JT Eberhard

        ^^ two internets for you

      • John Horstman

        Oh SNAP. Nice.

        I initially thought it was “chick’ filla’” as in “chicken filler”, which seemed like an odd but probably accurate name, given the degree of non-meat product that can be legally branded “meat” here. Turns out it’s actually “chick’ fillet”, because someone thought poor spelling was ‘clever’?

        • lntcrans

          not so much ‘clever’ as ‘trademark-able ‘
          You can’t get a trademark on an normal word.

  • Dunc

    It’s not just the Catholics – there’s also a fair bit of objection from the mainstream Church of Scotland and the Muslim community, and there’s the more hard-core presbyterian groups like the Wee Frees and the Wee Wee Frees, who are still fighting against anybody anywhere doing anything on the Sabbath…

    However, as you say, it does seem that sanity is likely to prevail. Even in the Catholic Church the opposition is coming mainly from the hierarchy, with very little apparent support amongst the congregation, and the Muslims are a tiny minority… And, as the home of the Enlightenment, we’re mostly on-board with the idea that, whilst people are entitled to hold whatever crazy beliefs they like, we’re not going to privilege those ideas simply because someone claims they’re based in religion.

    Finally, I’m pleased to be able to say that a number of more liberal religious organisations have been quite vocal on the “pro” side of the argument. It’s rare to see the issue discussed in Scotland without the acknowledgement that the religious are not all lined up on one side of the debate.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    But then the US will never get a Haggis-4-U chain!

    • IslandBrewer

      I was going to go with Haggis-Fil-A.

      But that’s just gross.

      All of it, yes.

  • Crimbly

    As a bisexual Edinbugger this is great news. Although I think most Scots probably just shrugged their shoulders and said “well it was gonna happen anyway”.

  • anteprepro

    Pretty much the only opposition is coming from the Catholic Church demonstrating how much they love the sinner.

    Odd, isn’t it? How “love the sinner” from Catholics looks a lot more different when that sinner happens to be a Catholic priest?

    • anteprepro

      Oh, but I guess that’s only applicable when the sin is actually a horrific crime. When it is simply the religious thoughtcrime of being gay, they receive the same “love” as every other gay. But rape a child, and you get a “love” that is closer to actual love from the rank and file and the others in the priesthood.

      Religious double-standards work in mysterious, bigoted, horrific, amoral ways.


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