(Scotland) Cardinal O´Brien Declared “Bigot of the Year”

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: November 12, 2012

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Morals

Area of case: Private



Christian believers and other people in Britain are expressing outrage after the country’s leading homosexualist lobby group declared the Cardinal Archbishop of Edinburgh, Keith O’Brien, “Bigot of the Year” for his opposition to “gay marriage”.

While gay activist group Stonewall and some others keep defending the award category, even some of the group’s greatest supporters have criticized it, saying the designation damages their own cause. O’Brien has said that homosexual activity is “harmful to the physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing of those involved.” He was nominated for the “bigot” title along with fellow Scotland prelate, Philip Tartaglia, the archbishop of Glasgow. At their lavish annual awards ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (November 1, 2012), Stonewall also named Scottish Tory leader and open lesbian Ruth Davidson “politician of the year” but then booed and jeered her at the ceremony when she objected to the “bigot” award. Gerald Warner, a Catholic journalist and sometime policy advisor to the Scottish Conservative party, called the award a sign that the homosexualist movement is sinking further into “homofascism”. Warner said the whole notion of “hate crimes” and “aggravated offences” has created a privileged political position “under Britain’s formerly equitable legal system” for “certain minorities” – who currently enjoy the fashionable caché and social approval of the leftist media and London’s “smart set” political establishment. If such offenses are to exist, he said, “then there should be a level playing field.” “Christophobia is now the only tolerated - indeed encouraged - hate manifestation in Britain and the West.” He called branding Cardinal O’Brien “Bigot of the Year” “just the latest example of anti-Christian aggression” from the organized left. “The Cardinal himself is entitled to regard the award as an unintended compliment, testifying that he has spoken up effectively for the Faith,” he said. Source: LifeSiteNews Online: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/anger-as-uk-homosexualists-declare-edinburgh-cardinal-bigot-of-the-year