Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Thanks to Bishop Egan of Portsmouth for this "Statement" on his diocesan website on Gay Marriage.
I was involved today in a discussion with some young men and women about civil disobedience, it wasn't a terribly serious conversation. We thought of the great examples of the saints like St Edmund Campion putting printed copies his "brag" on the seats of Bloody Bess's Privy Council when they met in Oxford. I favoured the spirit of St Lawrence presenting the wealth of the Church of Rome to the Emperor and feeding the hungry in front of the Town Hall on Saturdays during the wedding season, someone else suggested doing so outside our our Brighton MP's houses. We thought that blowing trumpets or vuvuzelas outside the local Conservative Party Offices like Joshua at Jericho but then we were rather anxious about the health and safety aspects, just in case the building did actually fall down.
The problem with being Christians and civil disobedience is that we don't really want to break the law, or even inconvenience anyone, so we settled on saying the Holy Rosary and asking Our Lady to get Mr Cameron to learn to tell the truth instead.
Posted by Fr Ray Blake