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Leader of Catholic Church in Scotland attacks British government’s gay marriage plans

The head of the Catholic Church in Scotland, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, has fiercely attacked the British government’s plans to allow gay marriage, calling the proposals “madness.”

AFP reports:

Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic cleric on Sunday attacked the government’s plan to permit civil gay marriage, calling it “madness” and a “grotesque subversion”.

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, added his voice to religious opposition to the proposals, ahead of the launch this month of a formal consultation on same-sex civil marriages.

Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron’s government has drawn up plans to introduce homosexual civil marriages before the next general election in 2015.

O’Brien said that when politicians subvert the meaning of marriage, “their attempt to redefine reality is given a polite hearing, their madness is indulged.

“Their proposal represents a grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right,” he wrote in The Sunday Telegraph newspaper.

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