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Gay Marriage: Philip Hammond Challenged Over Historic Anti-Gay Rights Votes

Gay Marriage: Philip Hammond Challenged Over Historic Anti-Gay Rights Votes

Commented May 17, 2013 at 10:22:44 in UK Politics

“I hear people say that this will redefine marriage for everybody. I just don't understand, if you are a heterosexual married couple, what difference does it actually make if two women or two men get married also. I mean, in that situation what actually happens that changes the straight couple's marriage? Do they stop loving each other?”

karen1963yorks on May 17, 2013 at 18:26:14

“He is afraid that when women can have the dress, the cake, the bridesmaids AND marry a woman they will not want to marry men.”

morph74 on May 17, 2013 at 16:18:53

“Your questions are narrow and perhaps if you take a step back you will see the bigger picture. It will actually make a huge difference to many peoples lives... if they have children in school. If gay marriage is introduced then campaigners will want equal time given to teaching same sex marriage and man/woman marriage in schools. Many teachers and parents will be concerned about this. Not so long ago marriage between a man and a woman was viewed as the gold standard for raising children.”

chipsandrice on May 17, 2013 at 11:32:08

“This is my point exactly.

"Oh no, two men are getting married!" "I NOW HATE YOU AND OUR MARRIAGE IS A SHAM".”
Sir Stirling Moss Doesn't Want A 'Poofter' To Play Him On Film

Sir Stirling Moss Doesn't Want A 'Poofter' To Play Him On Film

Commented Mar 15, 2013 at 14:14:00 in UK Sport

“True, I have on more than one occasion been the target of well aimed sanctimonious stool. Thankfully as most of the primates in this country who display such behaviour are in the same age bracket as yourself, it is not something I will have to be 'at home' with for long.”

Tony Fenwick on Mar 16, 2013 at 05:44:02

“A waste of energy, I feel, and a good stool.”
Sir Stirling Moss Doesn't Want A 'Poofter' To Play Him On Film

Sir Stirling Moss Doesn't Want A 'Poofter' To Play Him On Film

Commented Mar 15, 2013 at 11:31:04 in UK Sport

“Indeed. I believe there are several residents of London Zoo capable of portraying your naturalistic exploits on film. At first I was concerned about their ability to convincingly portray piety, until I remembered that they are in the habit of flinging their own faeces at bystanders which, happily, is practically the same thing.”

Tony Fenwick on Mar 15, 2013 at 13:26:13

“I bet that makes you feel at home then!”
Reverend Steven Hanna Condemned For 'Gay People Can Be Cured' Comments

Reverend Steven Hanna Condemned For 'Gay People Can Be Cured' Comments

Commented Mar 9, 2013 at 10:55:24 in UK

“Yes, it's called education.”
huffingtonpost entry

Mother Teresa Humanitarian Image A 'Myth,' New Study Says

Commented Mar 6, 2013 at 18:34:17 in Religion

“From what I've read, there's not really any suggestion that she pocketed money for herself. The issue people have had is that she apparently paid all the money that was donated to her charitable works directly to the Vatican, so there was not a great deal of transparency about what and how much of the donated funds were actually reaching their intended target. The suggestion that she forbade the use of pain medication even for terminal patients is, if true, disturbing to say the least.”

matsutoyaThomas on Mar 6, 2013 at 18:55:39

“There may be some truth to that. In poor countries, pain medication is unheard of, being such a luxury. when I was in bangladesh, the poor had sunken cheeks from malnutrition, so if they had the chance, they would sell pain meds. Which, when I was there, was common. I was sent by the Bishop of Kyoto to help establish a doctor in the poor part of Chittagong, and it had to be a doctor who would not have to deal in medication, because of the stealing was rampant. So we chose an acupuncturist. And to aviod him from leaving the country for "a better life" we chose to train a native Bangladesh, but just enough acupuncture to help the poor, but not enough to market himself outside the country. He got at the start 20 patients a week, when I got there.”
'Gay Cure' Bus Posters Campaigner Dr Mike Davidson Takes TFL To High Court

'Gay Cure' Bus Posters Campaigner Dr Mike Davidson Takes TFL To High Court

Commented Feb 28, 2013 at 15:04:49 in UK

“*Some* gay people have a bit of distrust of people who claim to be bisexual, because we all know at least one person (I know several) who claim to be bisexual, but are actually just regular old gays who want to give their parents hope that one day they'll find Mr/Mrs Opposite Gender Right and settle down to have a 'normal' heterosexual family. Basically, some people hi-jack bisexuality as a way to be gay without having to say they are. Kind of unfair to those who are genuinely bisexual.”

williwizz23 on Mar 1, 2013 at 00:32:53

“thank you it does makes sense what you say”
'Gay Cure' Bus Posters Campaigner Dr Mike Davidson Takes TFL To High Court

'Gay Cure' Bus Posters Campaigner Dr Mike Davidson Takes TFL To High Court

Commented Feb 28, 2013 at 10:36:24 in UK

“Well of course he has the right to be 'ex gay,' in very much the same way that he has the right to be a flying teapot with psychic powers. It only becomes problematic if he tries to make money by convincing other people that they can be flying psychic teapots too if they just try hard enough.”
Cardinal Keith O'Brien's Replacement, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, 'Condemned For Anti-Gay Remarks'

Cardinal Keith O'Brien's Replacement, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, 'Condemned For Anti-Gay Remarks'

Commented Feb 27, 2013 at 12:21:43 in UK

“Well, I'm sure the details of Tartaglia's own sexual improprieties will be just as entertaining when they undoubtedly emerge in the near future.The RCC has become my new favourite soap opera.”
Gay Marriage Opponents Refuse To Give Up Fight, Saying 'Tuesday Was Dunkirk'

Gay Marriage Opponents Refuse To Give Up Fight, Saying 'Tuesday Was Dunkirk'

Commented Feb 8, 2013 at 12:02:45 in UK Politics

“Christianity does not own marriage.”

VictorFU on Feb 8, 2013 at 12:04:04

“Just as homosexuality doesn't own the right to Marriage!”
Gay Marriage: British Press Focus On Conservatives' Damaging Divide

Gay Marriage: British Press Focus On Conservatives' Damaging Divide

Commented Feb 6, 2013 at 10:21:17 in UK

“It's funny because it's true.”
Gay Marriage: British Press Focus On Conservatives' Damaging Divide

Gay Marriage: British Press Focus On Conservatives' Damaging Divide

Commented Feb 6, 2013 at 06:36:04 in UK

“Whilst the issue of marriage equality is certainly going to upset 'loyal followers' of the conservative party, since the majority of this demographic can quite aptly be described as 'pre-dead' it makes political sense in the long run to ignore the protestations of determinedly disgruntled pensioners and appeal to a new generation of voters. It's just a shame that half the party seems to have failed to grasp the reality of dwindling support for socially conservative policies.”

lukebrambles on Feb 6, 2013 at 08:01:50

“Tee hee, 'pre-dead' :)”
MPs Vote In Favour Of Gay Marriage, As Debate Exposes Deep Tory Divisions

MPs Vote In Favour Of Gay Marriage, As Debate Exposes Deep Tory Divisions

Commented Feb 5, 2013 at 17:36:52 in UK Politics

“I heard they're going to start some sort of enormous farm where straight people have to dress like animals and do all the work while the gays have tea and cakes in a fortified farmhouse patrolled by floating rainbow laser shooting prisms. The chief gay's called Orwell or something, it was a little unclear.”
MPs Vote In Favour Of Gay Marriage, As Debate Exposes Deep Tory Divisions

MPs Vote In Favour Of Gay Marriage, As Debate Exposes Deep Tory Divisions

Commented Feb 5, 2013 at 16:35:12 in UK Politics

“Whilst I am happy with the result of todays vote, I cannot help but be alarmed by these reports a magic gay prism drifting through the English skies in a purportedly merciless manner. What with all the talk of apocalypse from the Tory back bench, it feels like the start of a Doctor Who episode.”

ert0051 on Feb 5, 2013 at 16:44:32

“The Gaystapo just pulled up on rainbow-coloured unicorns outside my house. They're looking for the heterosexuals! Run for your life!”
Nick Griffin Talks About Eating Roadkill And Selling Scrap Metal To Fund Cash-Strapped BNP

Nick Griffin Talks About Eating Roadkill And Selling Scrap Metal To Fund Cash-Strapped BNP

Commented Jan 31, 2013 at 06:00:00 in UK

“What ISN'T confusing for BNP supporters.”
Gay Marriage Bill Published Ahead Of Divisive Commons Vote

Gay Marriage Bill Published Ahead Of Divisive Commons Vote

Commented Jan 25, 2013 at 10:01:14 in UK Politics

“Everyday British people who feel that same sex marriage goes against their personal beliefs should make certain that their spouse is of the opposite gender before marrying them.”
Letter Expressing Concern Over Same-Sex Marriage 'Threat' To Religious Freedom Signed By One Thousand Priests

Letter Expressing Concern Over Same-Sex Marriage 'Threat' To Religious Freedom Signed By One Thousand Priests

Commented Jan 12, 2013 at 09:59:48 in UK

“'...teach the truth about marriage in their schools, charitable institutions or places of worship.'

If marriage in your jurisdiction is defined as a union between partners of either the same or opposite sex, then you cannot claim to want to teach 'the truth' which I would define as a purely factual statement, whilst ignoring the reality of a legal definition.

Once again the RCC seems to confuse it's personal opinion with the real world.”

lenuk on Jan 12, 2013 at 13:13:14

“They want to ensure that there will be no pressure on them, legal or otherwise, to promote a definition of marriage in schools and elsewhere as being anything other than "one man-one woman".

The government should put their minds (and those of the Cof E, and other faiths) at rest by stating that this will always be the case.”
Obese People Should Have Benefits Cut If They Do Not Exercise, Argues Proposal For Westminster Council

Obese People Should Have Benefits Cut If They Do Not Exercise, Argues Proposal For Westminster Council

Commented Jan 3, 2013 at 08:55:24 in UK

“I think steps should be taken to counter the currenty obesity trend, but this is a really ridiculous way to go about it. The administrative cost required to ascertain whether people are exercising would be massive - an oyster style record of gym visits would only show that the person had been to the gym, not that they had done any exercise (most gyms have cafes by the way.) The only way to be absolutely sure would be to have someone monitor each and every individual's activity.
In my opinion, a good way to begin countering obesity would be to give all children a full education on how to cook from scratch (not just faffing around with vol au vents and cookies like at present.) From personal observation many British people, especially younger generations are completely helpless in the kitchen and resort to high fat, high sugar ready meals and confectionary because they don't know how to feed themselves.
Reducing working hours could conceivably help also - if you work 50+ hours a week, you're going to be too tired/stressed to spend much time cooking a nutritious meal or exercising.”

Thismortalcoil on Jan 3, 2013 at 09:12:11

“Good points. It's amazing how many people genuinely believe that healthy food is more expensive - this shows that our education system is letting people down.

If the government had a few adverts before and after Eastenders showing people how to cook healthy low-fat food it could make a huge difference.”
Tagg Romney: Mitt 'Wanted To Be President Less Than Anyone I've Met'

Tagg Romney: Mitt 'Wanted To Be President Less Than Anyone I've Met'

Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 21:31:02 in Politics

“"You're not invited to my birthday party!"

"I didn't want to go anyway."

Ah, playground memories.”

Sangie Nativus on Dec 27, 2012 at 00:47:54

“*hands Mneme the best comment award*”
NRA Press Conference: Wayne LaPierre Calls For Armed Guards In Every School

NRA Press Conference: Wayne LaPierre Calls For Armed Guards In Every School

Commented Dec 21, 2012 at 21:01:03 in UK

“We're not telling you how to govern yourselves, merely pointing out that you're doing it wrong.”

x1x on Dec 21, 2012 at 21:17:00

“A. I'm not American.

B. That's your opinion and a sanctimonious one at that.”
NRA Press Conference: Wayne LaPierre Calls For Armed Guards In Every School

NRA Press Conference: Wayne LaPierre Calls For Armed Guards In Every School

Commented Dec 21, 2012 at 20:59:28 in UK

“So the NRA is suggesting a course of action which would result in more gun sales? I'm sure none of us saw that coming.
I find the way that the blame is being shifted onto mentally ill people revolting. Firstly, most mentally ill people aren't any more or less violent than sane people. Secondly, whilst most of these mass shooters fit a profile, only a tiny fraction of people who fit that profile actually commit these kind of crimes.
Also, exactly the same films and video games are available in the UK, and yet only about 35 people die in firearms related homicide per year as opposed to 10,000 plus in America, so clearly media is not the causal factor.
Considering the NRA's close affiliation with the Republican party, I suppose it's not all that surprising that they're so eager to live in an alternate reality and demonize minority groups in order to make a quick buck.”
Geoffrey Clark, Ukip Candidate, Calls For Compulsory Abortions Of Disabled Foetuses

Geoffrey Clark, Ukip Candidate, Calls For Compulsory Abortions Of Disabled Foetuses

Commented Dec 18, 2012 at 13:44:15 in UK Politics

“Riffraff (noun)

-The rabble, common people, low class.

So UKIP are proposing to deport their main demographic? Perhaps I judged too harshly...”

joshskie1 on Dec 18, 2012 at 14:51:34

“Well that is the beauty of UKIP, they shout "NO EU" to the I'm afraid somewhat misinformed masses, who then support them, while UKIP actually despise them and have economic credentials that favours the very rich only.”
Gay Marriage: Maria Miller Says Fear Churches Will Be Forced To Conduct Gay Weddings 'Unfounded'

Gay Marriage: Maria Miller Says Fear Churches Will Be Forced To Conduct Gay Weddings 'Unfounded'

Commented Dec 15, 2012 at 09:35:51 in UK Politics

“So first the C of E made a huge stink because they claimed they could be forced to conduct same sex marriages, and now they're making an equally huge stink because they can't?

Is it possible for an entire institution to have dementia?”

ddavidhealey on Dec 15, 2012 at 09:37:03

“Yes its called to so called established church.”
Hungry Schoolchildren Skipping Meals As They Can't Afford To Eat

Hungry Schoolchildren Skipping Meals As They Can't Afford To Eat

Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 04:34:16 in UK Universities & Education

“Sometimes I wonder if prospective parents should have to pass a theory test before they have children, instead of just passing the practical.”
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