It comes to something when a former Archbish of Canterbury, a man who has spent the best part of his professional life swishing about in ceremonial robes and who now occupies a seat in the House of Lords specifically for being a Christian, feels he’s being driven underground. The poor old bugger.
Lady Miss Carey, dowager duchess of Clifton, has decided he has had it up to here and that it’s hiiiiigh time to go to the European Court of Human Rights to let them know how poor homophobic Christians are being run out of jobs that they feel too high and mighty to do.
Like that nice registrar in Islington who was so Christian she couldn’t bring herself to carry out civil partnerships between same-sex partners and never mind that it was the job she was paid to do. She wasn’t so Christian that she wouldn’t indulge in some light sex outside of the holy state of marriage herself, mind, even though that Holy Bible has some very clear things to say on that. She’ll be teaching her illegitimate son how wrong that is, no doubt.
But that’s not all. Lord Carey (no relation to Mariah) is concerned about the stewardess who was asked to put her big clanking crucifix inside her blouse while working on planes in case she had someone’s eye out while she leaned over to pour a tea. Or a coffee. Another clear human rights abuse. Because gay stewards are allowed to wear big Some People Are Gay. Get Over It! badges on their uniforms. Oh, they’re not? Oh, well.
‘In a country where Christians can be sacked for manifesting their faith, are vilified by state bodies, are in fear of reprisal or even arrest for expressing their views on sexual ethics, something is very wrong…’ he said, while dabbing his eye with a lace-trimmed handkerchief paid for by the State. ‘It affects the moral and ethical compass of the United Kingdom.’
So, that’s you told.
The hearing is in September. Because those courts haven’t got anything better to do than listen to Christians whining.
This former Archbish has written to the European Court of Human Rights. He's being driven underground, apparently,