Labour MEP for London, Mary Honeyball, has recently
over her opinions of the beliefs of Roman Catholics.
The MEP is a "passionate campaigner for women's
rights" and is a member of the European Parliament
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee.
She states that she is not "prejudiced against
any religion." Judging by what I have read about
her, she is prejudiced against ALL religions as she
seems to consider that they all preach against her feminist
She is a member of the recently formed Labour Humanists.
She says in her review
of 2007 (page 14) that the humanists "are,
amongst other things, doing good work pointing out the
problems associated with faith schools and opposing
Church of England bishops having seats in a reformed
She starts her review of religion with the 9/11 and
7/7 attacks. This strikes me as a particularly dishonest
and disturbing introduction in an attempt to promote
her feminist humanist agenda.
She is a signatory of the Brussels
Declaration, which calls for a secular Europe.
blog on 2nd October, she wrote:
"The Embryology Bill is an extremely important
piece of legislation, to women and their families. It
is contained in the Labour manifesto on which the party
was elected this term."
The reply I left was this:
Aah, the Labour manifesto "ON WHICH THE PARTY WAS ELECTED
THIS TERM?" (My emphasis)
The same worthless document that promised a referendum
on the changing face of Europe? (One of your correspondents
used the phrase "a Woolworth's Pick'n'Mix" on a different
Mary Honeyball, you seem to think that by believing
Catholics should be allowed on the throne again makes
everything all right with your previous comments.
You wrote on that
post: "I am against certain dogmas proclaimed by
the Catholic Church where they undermine and attack
the lives and aspirations of women."
I'm not a Catholic, but I guess you mean it's terrible
to deny a woman the 'right' to have her unborn children
killed by chemical or surgical means or the 'right'
to deny her children a father.
What more can a woman aspire to than to marry a good
man and bear his children?
What more can a man aspire to than to find a righteous
New Labour has been systematically destroying the laws
and institutions that have protected family life.
Who wins in New Labour's New Britain? Not men, not
women and not children, because the natural place to
be is in a family. New Labour and the EU have created
tensions between people through divide and rule tactics.
I am not saying that everyone has always been treated
fairly, that would be ridiculous, but to try and address
certain issues by destroying decent society itself is
beyond gross negligence - it is either wilful destruction
or unparalleled ignorance.
Either way, I reckon there are many in your Party guilty
of crimes against humanity, not only with regards to
the unwarranted warmongering.
As for your insistence that everyone in the Party must
toe the line on the Government's social engineering
projects, you are probably aware of Conor
McGinn who resigned as vice chairman of Young Labour
because of hostility towards Catholics and the pro-life
As he rightly said about the Embryology Bill, it is
"an issue of conscience and not party politics." He
also quoted you, Mary Honeyball, as describing Catholicism
as having a "a "vice-like grip" across Europe, and accusing
Catholics of "interfering in the democratic process".
So, only people or organisations who agree with the
Government are allowed to have a say in this 'democracy'?
You are reported to have said that "democracy and religion
do not mix."
When one considers the surveillance society and squads
of state snoopers; fingerprinting of children at school;
banning people from taking photographs; the many arrests
of law-abiding citizens making a stand; turning of the
state into a surrogate parent and allowing the 'authorities'
to execute people like Jean Charles de Menezes, would
you say the country is becoming more like East Germany
or Stalin's Russia? Or potentially even worse?
*P.S. Of course if "democracy" and "equality"
are rationed then neither exists.