Prime Minister David Cameron wants to see homosexuality put on exactly the same footing as heterosexuality, with not just legalised civil partnerships but full “marriage”. See report here.
Yet with the other side of his mouth he calls for a return to “Christian Values” . He avoided offending other religions and even atheists by saying they had values too, but Christian morals and standards are useful for combatting the breakdown of society.
I would agree if Cameron were supporting the preaching of the gospel, but he specifically said he had big problems with theology and doctrine. Nevertheless it would be nice if people were “good” he seems to be saying. Is this any way to achieve a change? And how hypocritical would you have to be to support biblical standards while promoting same-sex marriage?
And society IS changing – for the worse. It’s being encouraged to act as a Tesco employee did recently, calling Christians “evil” if they resist this redefinition of marriage to allow for same-sex marriage. The comment was posted by the Head of Research and Development at Tesco.com.The inflammatory comment came as news emerged that the supermarket giant is selling a drink degradingly called “P***y Natural Energy”, in a limited edition can exclusive to Tesco.
The company has already faced criticism for dumping its support for the Cancer Research ‘Race for Life’ and sponsoring London’s gay pride festival.
The “evil Christians” comment was made by Nick Lansley, Head of Research and Development for the Tesco website.
He wrote: “I’m also campaigning against evil Christians (that’s not all Christians, just bad ones) who think that gay people should not lead happy lives and get married to their same-sex partners.”
The comments appeared on Mr Lansley’s profile page on the photo-sharing website, Flickr.com, where he lists his employment as “Head of R&D at Tesco.com”. But following complaints to Tesco the remarks have now been removed.
Earlier this year, a Christian housing manager from Manchester was demoted and had his salary slashed by 40 per cent for posting a moderate comment on Facebook, saying churches shouldn’t be forced to host homosexual civil partnerships if they don’t want to.
But will demotion and a salary cut be the result in the case of Nick Lansley? I very much doubt it!
Director of The Christian Institute, Colin Hart, said: “I won’t be shopping at Tesco this Christmas, and I am repeatedly hearing from other Christians who have already come to the same conclusion.
“Mr Lansley is entitled to his opinions, and Christians are entitled to choose not to shop at Tesco.
“The decision by Tesco to sell an offensively named drink shows very poor judgment, even if 5p from every can goes to Cancer Research. Come on, Tesco, you are meant to be a family-friendly store. Start acting like it.”
Nick Lansley is the Head of Research and Development for the Tesco website.