Anti-Gay Christian Activist Halts Same-Sex Marriage on Isle of Man: WATCH

Peter Murcott Isle of Man

Isle of Man mapDespite media reports yesterday that same-sex marriage is now legal on the Isle of Man, an anti-gay religious activist has successfully delayed the legislation.

In April, it was reported that the Isle of Man had legalized same-sex marriage. However Peter Murcott (above), a lay preacher and member of Christian Concern who has campaigned against gay rights, raised a petition which has prevented the law from being promulgated. The issue will now go before the privy council sitting on July 13th.

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

In an interview with Manx.net, Manx Rainbow Association’s Lee Vorster has explained how Murcott, a private citizen, halted the implementation of gay marriage on the island.

RELATED: Isle of Man Leader Comes Out, Launches Campaign for Same-Sex Marriage

In 2013, Murcott and Christian Concern wrote to Queen Elizabeth asking her to refuse to give royal assent to same-sex marriage laws in England and Wales. The letter stated that “the effects of this measure upon the nation will be nothing short of catastrophic; but of even greater importance is that it will set the nation on a direct collision course with the Courts of Heaven, with all the attendant consequences.”

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Watch the interview with Vorster below.

(Image via Twitter)

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

from Towleroad News #gay http://bit.ly/29nnGLY
via IFTTT

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s