|Feathers ruffled by Featherstone?|
The Queen, as Supreme Governor of the Established Church, will be asked to sign her name to an act which enables something that, as Defender of the Faith, she should eschew. Lynne Featherstone says the church has nothing to fear, but how she can say that when church and state are so intertwined beggars belief. People will be asked to subscribe to things they know goes against their religious belief. Civil partnerships were always designed to protect homosexuals from being put at a disadvantage over property and inheritance rights. That's fair do's all round.
Those parliamentarians in favour of changing the law seem vague about the consequences of such a change. Will Self, on BBC Question Time, when discussing with Caroline Flint the Established Church's position, said to her "You don't get it, do you?" Her jaw dropped as her ignorance briefly overcame her. She didn't get it and probably still doesn't.
This Coalition government needs to get it before they get into a terrible mess.