I’ve been feeling vaguely uneasy about the Catholic / gay adoption issue that’s been raging around blogs and in the media for days.
There are loads of really good posts on the issue. Will Howells. Everyone’s favourite elephant (“Did Jade die in vain?) as well as his other daddy, who went at it
twice three times. Jock Coats. Paul Walters.
Why don’t they have people like Alex Wilcock on the Today programme? He’s really helped me make my mind up on the issue.
The issue is ripe for ironic inversions. Turn the categories around, and you get nonsense – probably a sure sign that hypocrisy is involved. “They can’t help it. They were born that way. No-one chooses to be Catholic.” Can you imagine what would happen if gay providers of services could choose not to work with Catholics?