More secular boneheadedness : Fidelity not necessarily ‘important’ in marriage, suggests peer

 

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Secular  “brilliance”  is  on display  in the article  below.

The  problem  is  that  secularists  are dominant decision makers  in most western democracies so nonsense  becomes law  in these countries.

Further, because  of   an arrogant  assumption of  intellectual superiority, many  secularists   are  neocolonialists  and  imperialists  and  are  seeking  to  export  their  nonsense  in the  form of  “rights” .

Secularists should  keep  their social experiments  to  their  own countries  and  not  seek  to  impose  their  ideology  on others

 

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10133269/Fidelity-not-necessarily-important-in-marriage-suggests-peer.html

Fidelity not necessarily ‘important’ in marriage, suggests peer

A senior Tory peer has been accused of undermining marriage after remarking that it is not necessarily “important” for couples to be faithful.

Fidelity not necessarily 'important' in marriage, suggests peer

Fidelity not necessarily ‘important’ in marriage, suggests peer Photo: ALAMY

By , Social Affairs Editor

7:21PM BST 20 Jun 2013

Baroness Stowell, who speaks for the Conservatives in the Lords on equalities issues, said it was “open to each couple” to decide whether or not it was necessary to be faithful to each other.

Her comments came as she defended the Government’s decision to omit provisions for divorce on grounds of adultery from the same-sex marriage legislation currently going through Parliament.

She insisted that it was not up to the law to enforce marital fidelity and that people should decide “within their own relationship” whether or not cheating matters.

But Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, accused Lady Stowell of downgrading the basic understanding of marriage as a “committed union to the exclusion of all others”.

The comments came amid debate over possible amendments to the Government’s same-sex marriage bill.

Because of legal difficulties in defining what acts constitute sex, the Coalition decided to omit the notion of adultery and consummation from the bill.

Although partially replaced by “unreasonable behaviour” as the main ground for divorce given by wronged spouses in recent years, adultery is still cited in 17,000 cases a year in England and Wales.

Responding to arguments from the former head of the High Court Family Division Baroness Butler-Sloss in favour of having a concept of adultery in same-sex marriage, Lady Stowell said: “It is not the possibility of divorcing someone on the grounds of adultery that leads someone to be faithful to the person they are in a relationship with.

“What makes people faithful is far more complicated than that.”

She added: “In terms of the law, marriage does not require the fidelity of couples.

“It is open to each couple to decide for themselves on the importance of fidelity within their own relationship.”

Lord Carey said he was “saddened” by her remarks.

“It misunderstands the nature of marriage as a loving and committed union to the exclusion of all others,” he said.

“It fails to understand the hurt and damage which infidelity causes to husband or wife and, above all, children in marriage breakdown.

“I hope the Government will reconsider what it appears to be saying about marriage and affirm fidelity as central to marriage itself.”

David Burrowes, the Tory MP, added: “This goes against everything the PM has said about his desire to try and strengthen marriage by extending marriage to same sex couples.

“If the legislation is not urgently amended, it signals the abolition of the law of adultery. It will create an adulterer’s charter across both types of marriage, which far from strengthening this great institution will do irreparable damage to it.”

A Government spokeswoman insisted that Baroness Stowell was not endorsing infidelity.

“She was simply making the point that it’s a matter for couples to decide on how they conduct their relationships,” she said.

“She was not expressing a personal view.”

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