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The point of my post is that, whatever the sentiment of the people, it is politicians who legislate and they are far too prone to doffing a cap to the cloth.

Referenda can happen, legislation can be proposed, but it is the laws that make it to statute that matter. And it is polticians who have to pass them, and I simply do not trust the independence of polticians when it comes to matters of religion. That cynicism isn't restricted to Ireland, it's a problem all over the world.

Look at the DUP. The UK has bishoops, rabbis and imams in the House of Lords. The previous leader of the Liberal Democrats has admitted that he could never have supported gay rights in Parlaiment, several members of the Tory party continue to raise the issue of abortion in the UK and many commentators admit that, if it were a secret ballot of politicians so that they would not have to face consequences for their vote, abortion would be prohibited in the UK.

Look at the USA !!!!!

Never, ever, trust politicians when it comes to religion. Right now, this essay was about Ireland and abortion, so I said, don't trust the politicians.

I'm sure the referendum will have the right result, but then you have to legislate and that's wwhen the Church will stick its oar in, because that's when it's most effective.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sat Mar 10th, 2018 at 08:51:49 AM EST
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