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How do we solve a problem like Malawi?

Southwark Registry office is right on my doorstep and we often watch the weddings and civil ceremonies from our balcony.

On Saturday there was a gay civil ceremony.

Both grooms were young, handsome and black – one West Indian, one African.

It got me thinking about the awful ruling in Malawi last week when a gay couple was jailed for 14 years’ hard labour for being gay and trying to get married.

The Malawian judge, Nyakwawa Usiwa-Usiwa, stated quite clearly that he was handing down such a severe sentence to make a stance against homosexuality. (more…)


Papa Don’t Preach

Pope Benedict

Defending hetrosexuality is as important as saving the rain forests, according to Pope Benedict XVI.

The Pontiff, speaking in his holiday address, said that the distinction between men and women was central to human nature and asked that, “asks that this order, set down by creation, be respected”.

So for the Catholic church, Christmas really is a time of good will to all men (as long as they are straight) and women (as long as they know their place). (more…)