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.


In an interview with, 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.”


Watch the interview with Vorster below.

(Image via Twitter)


from Towleroad News #gay


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