As contributors on our site have mentioned before, homosexual activists don’t want equal rights, they want privileged rights. They want their lifestyle to set the norm for everyone else and that even includes language used in official and legal documents.
The Coalition has been putting pressure on the British government to do away with gender specific terms on official and legal documents and it seems they are on the verge of getting their way. British Prime Minister David Cameron just released a consultation paper with suggested reforms including the intent to open ‘civil marriage’ to gay and lesbian couples. The term ‘religious marriage’ will only be used for traditional couples consisting of a man and a woman.
If the reforms are passed, official documents such as marriage licenses will be changed to remove the terms ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ and replace them with ‘spouses’ and ‘partners’. They are even discouraging the use of ‘bride’ and ‘bridegroom’ so as not to offend any gay or lesbian couple.
The use of the new terminology will undoubtedly cost the British government and private companies millions of dollars as they will be given a specific period of time to convert their paperwork, databases and websites. After that grace period, businesses will find themselves in violation of the new laws and you can bet your bottom shilling that gay activists will be searching everywhere for violators so they can report them.
Even though the United States broke away from British rule over 230 years ago, we seem to still be influenced by them and what transpires in their country politically and socially. For example, the number of born again Christians started plummeting about 15-20 years before they began to decline in the US. Christian churches began closing their doors and ending up being turned into hotels, pubs and even mosques. Twenty years later, we are beginning to see the same trend here in the US.
Many of the liberal ideologies and practices we see here in the US seem to come from the island nation. Even President Obama kept pointing to British social medicine as the example for us to follow. (Incidentally, the British system is in financial crisis and having to reduce its coverage of allowable medicines and procedures.)
So don’t be surprised if sometime soon you don’t see some liberal Democrat introduce a bill making the use of ‘husband’ and ‘bride’ illegal like it may soon be in the UK. When it does happen here in the US, I wonder if the Church will roll over and play dead like it has for the past 50 years on other issues that have stripped us of our Christian values?