Last year the LGBT campaign group Stonewall caused a public outcry by naming Scotland's top cleric, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, "Bigot of the Year". The Cardinal was awarded this accolade for saying that same sex marriage was a "grotesque subversion" and "harmful to the physical, mental and spiritual well being of those involved"
Church leaders and senior politicians fell over each other in a hysterical scramble to condemn Stonewall. Sponsors threatened to withdraw funding from the organisation and there was even mention of legal action. But today, it has emerged that a number of serving and ex-clergy men, have submitted complaints against the Cardinal for inappropriate sexual behaviour towards them.
I wonder out loud, how many of the politicians and clergy in Thanet and elsewhere who have recently condemned same sex marriage, may be living a life based on double standards?
If research into sexuality is anything to go by, I think it would be safe to speculate that quite few might be in this position.
The world famous Kinsey Institute, for example, discovered that about 25% of the population have had same sex sexual encounters and an even greater number have fantasies about same-sex sexual encounters. Kinsey goes on to say that "many women and men are probably “bisexual” to some degree, or would be, if society didn’t place such strict restrictions on people to behave in certain ways".
"Do as say. Not as I do" comes to mind.