A Bishop in Scotland has suggested incest and polygamy be legalised after the Scottish Government’s decision to legalise gay marriage.
Scottish Bishop Hugh Gilbert has said that if the Government in Scotland wants true equality then they should legalise not just gay marriage, but incest and polygamy as well.
In an interview with the Scottish Catholic Observer, the Bishop of Aberdeen said:
‘Why is it alright for a man to marry another man, but not alright for him to marry two women? If we really want equality, why does that equality not extend to nieces who genuinely, truly love their uncles?’
The bishop who claims to ‘love’ gay people, continued:
‘As Bishop of Aberdeen, I know there are gay people amongst the community of the Church. I promise I will always respect and love them and uphold them in their relationship with the God who loves them. But I won’t marry them. It just can’t be done.’
‘The truth is that a government can pass any legislation it likes, it can legislate to say that everything with four legs is a table, even when it’s a dog and not a horse, but that won’t make it so.’
Catholic opposition to the Scottish Government’s historic decision to legalise gay marriage has been widespread. Last week a spokesperson for the Catholic Church in Scotland said:
‘The Scottish government is embarking on a dangerous social experiment on a massive scale. However, the church looks much further than the short-term electoral time-scales of politicians.’
‘We strongly suspect that time will show the church to have been completely correct in explaining that same-sex, sexual relationships are detrimental to any love expressed within profound friendships.’
The Head of the Catholic Church in Scotland, Cardinal Keith Michael Patrick O’Brien has previously claimed that: ‘gay marriage is a grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right.’