Saturday, January 02, 2010

The Daley Dozen: Saturday

1. Joey Jones has a spot an analysis of David Cameron's speech.
2. Quaequam thinks Labour peers will be Cameron's pets.
3. John Rentoul has a go at Polly Toynbee.
4. Next Left draws some political lessons from 1910.
5. Alastair Campbell thinks the new Tory ad campaign slogan is vacuuous. Someone should remind him of New Labour New Britain!
6. Norfolk Blogger tries to curry favour with fellow LibDem bloggers.
7. Donal Blaney thinks marriage is not for gayers.
8. But Alex Singleton disagrees.
9. Toby Harris reviews Giles Radice's 'The Tortoise & the Hare'.
10. John Redwood on the EU after Lisbon.
11. Working Class Tory thinks Tories shouldn't write for The Guardian.
12. Paul Goodman writes his debut piece as ConHome Consulting Editor.


Paul Halsall said...

Blarney is a twit. We should allow civil marriage for gay people here and allow religious groups to decide. Obbviously Muslims, RCs and Evangeliclas will say no. The MMC, Reform Judaism, and some other groups will say yes.

I agree Labour's CP laws were wonderful. BUt they need to be transformed to marriage, as in other European states, and Common Law jurisdidctions such as Canada,

Newmania said...

… don't groom or proselytize at kids. “

Says Donal Blaney this acceptable ?

Paul Halsall said...

Mr Blarney suggested on his site that I was reading a different Bible. Perhaps I was, but then I know more about it than him.

I suggest that I may indeed be reading a different Bible, or perhaps have just bothered to read it at all. I have read all of it, several times through, and the New Testament many many more times than that.

See my "Pro-Gay Texts in the Bible".

As others have pointed out, marriage is a civil matter, existed before the various modern religions existed, and in fact did not even usually take place in church until the 13th century (9th century in Byzantium).

You can see my "Lesbian and Gay Marriage through History and Culture" (which in legal brief form was one of the briefs submitted to the Supreme Court of British Columbia, one of the first to rule on the issue)
I suggest