Tony and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow at the Civil Partnership ceremony in 2006
On July 17, the Queen of England rubber-stamped the Marriage Bill which clears the way for gay marriages in the UK. It allows churches to opt-in. The Church of England and the Catholic Church are not willing to opt-in and they are now targets of a potential lawsuit by a gay activist couple with five children.
Activists Tony and Barrie Barlow said they are now going to convince the Church of England to marry gays. They are considering a lawsuit to help convince them.
“It is like someone giving me a sweetie with the wrapper on and telling me to suck it,” said father-of-five, Barrie, 42, from Maldon, who had a civil partnership with partner Tony, in 2006.
Their five children were born in California of five surrogate mothers. They made headlines in the UK as the first gay couple to have children with a surrogate.
The couple believes gay marriage is only a small step. The goal is to force Christian churches to accept gay marriage.
The Barlows are Christian and are raising their children as Christians.
They are now going into dangerous territory for freedom-loving people and they are trampling on freedom of religion.
Believing that marriage is between a man and a woman is not bigotry towards gays. Depriving gays of equal rights when they are in a union is unfair, but that is a different issue.
I wonder why these two aren’t trying to convince Muslims to marry gays?
Full story at the EssexChronicle.UK