Thursday, March 06, 2008

Taking A Stand

If reports in The Telegraph (Catholic MPs to rebel over embryo bill) are to be believed, Gordon Brown is to force a three-line whip on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill. The Bill will allow the creation of animal-human embryos - created by injecting animal cells or DNA into human embryos or human cells into animal eggs - to be used in medical research and then discarded.It will also change the law to allow lesbian couples to be registered as legal parents. This goes, of course, against Catholic moral teaching and it is reported that 3 Catholic cabinet ministers will feel inclined to rebel, as will many more backbench MPs.

Mr Brown had considered allowing MPs a free vote on specific issues, but decided that would anger other MPs who had previously stayed loyal to the Government.

So much for the Prime Minister's 'moral compass'.

I hope the the three Catholic ministers, Ruth Kelly, Paul Murphy and Des Browne, can make a stand. It may be turning point in the relentless secularising push of this ugly regime. They may end up with More's peace at the cost of their ministerial careers rather than their heads:

“The clearness of my conscience has made my heart hop for joy.”
--“Letter to Margaret Roper,” from the Tower, 1534.

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Blogger Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Sounds hopeful??

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Oliver said...

Ruth Kelly won't let her religion get in the way of her career. But what is her religion? An idiosyncratic product containing some updated Christian elements combined with socialist elements raised to the level of a religion. And given a bizarre twist by belonging to a shadowy outfit called Opus Dei which is not that particulary hot on feminism and the trends of today. This strange cocktail of spirtual posturing of cause pales into insignificance when compared to that of Tony Blair. Now that would be a real discovery if one had the time and energy to spare and then that might not lead to any conclusion that makes any sense. Even the Lord would be scratching his head on that one.

9:22 PM  
Blogger marcella said...

Oh God Bless you for the picture of the Ultimate English Catholic! My best beloved Saint!

9:13 AM  

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