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Gay group proclaims Scottish cardinal 'Bigot of the Year'

Catholic World News - November 02, 2012

Stonewall, a gay-rights organization in Scotland, has outraged Catholics by naming Cardinal Keith O’Brien as the Bigot of the Year.

A spokesman for the Church in Scotland said that the award by Stonewall “reveals the depth of their intolerance and their willingness to attack and demean those who don’t share their views.” The Church spokesman suggested that the Scottish government should cut off the public funding that the group currently receives.

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond said that public funding for Stonewall would continue, but allowed that the group was “clearly wrong to describe Scotland's cardinal in these terms, and in any case should reflect on whether pejorative titles like this do anything to enhance their cause.”

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  • Posted by: gfdsmith9280 - Nov. 02, 2012 6:42 PM ET USA

    Two British banks have warned Stonewall that, if they don't cancel this childish name-calling 'category', the banks will stop funding this gay cabal and their 'awards ceremony'.

  • Posted by: rpp - Nov. 02, 2012 2:51 PM ET USA

    Well, when you create a group of people who are bound together solely on the basis denying that they are mentally and morally ill, anything can happen.

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