UK Gay MP Attacks Bishop For Refusing Him Holy Communion

UK Gay MP Attacks Bishop For Refusing Him Holy Communion

Conor Burns

One of Britain’s most senior parliamentarians Conor Burns has launched a pugnacious attack on a Bishop for daring to refuse him the Holy Communion after he spearheaded and cast his vote in the British hallowed chambers for legalization of same-sex marriage.

Mr Burns, who is a gay, went on a hysterical rant following a mere interview Bishop Philip Egan gave to “LifeSiteNews”, a pro-life website, in which he said he was not in favour of Catholic MPs who broke with the Church’s line receiving mass. “When people are not in communion with the Catholic Church on such a central thing as the value of life of the unborn child, and also in terms of the teachings of the Church on marriage and family life – they are voting in favour of same-sex marriage – then they shouldn’t be receiving Holy Communion.”

The MP, who co-chairs a parliamentary committee on Vatican relations, said the remarks by the Bishop of Portsmouth, whose diocese includes his Bournemouth West constituency, were a “tragedy”.

Daily Telegraph reports that Mr Burns, who co-chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Holy See, is expected to raise the issue with Cardinal Vincent Nichols.

The MP’s heavy political artillery has since prompted the Church’s head of parliamentary relations to issue a statement to Catholic MPs and peers assuring them there are no plans to deny communion to those who supported gay marriage in the free vote in parliament last year.

Bishop Philip had in his earlier interview added that he would not withhold the sacrament unless the other bishops in England and Wales agreed to do so as well.

African religious clerics have continued to point out relevant sections of the Christian holy book which abhor homosexuality.

Prominent in these include His Grace, Most Revered Professor Daddy Hezekiah (MFR) and Ambassador of the United Nations who backed up the assertion with biblical facts in Leviticus chapter 18 verse 22 and Romans chapter 1 verses 26 to 28.

It is strange however, why political figures consider matters of religion a political right despite strict counsel to leave religion out of politics.

The Holy Sacrament has from time memorial remained ‘sacred’ to the Catholic Church. Jesus the icon/symbol of the Christian faith admonished Christians in Mattew 7 verse 6 not give what is holy to dogs.

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