Vitriolic campaign backfires on gay marriage opponents
Oliver WrightReligious opponents of gay marriage are accused of subjecting undecided MPs to “vitriolic abuse” for failing to speak out against the proposals.
With emotions running high on both sides of the debate ahead of the House of Commons vote tomorrow, one MP told The Independent that a number of his colleagues were intending to vote for the Gay Marriage Bill because of the “appalling” nature of the emails they had received.
Meanwhile the gay Conservative MP Conor Burns, who has not publicly stated how he will vote, complained that he had been attacked from both the gay and Christian communities. “The whole thing is deeply unpleasant and people are saying things that you wouldn’t say to people you despised or hated,” he said. “I don’t know what kind of God some of those people who have contacted me from religious groups believe in – but he’s certainly not compassionate or loving.”
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"Vitriolic campaign backfires on gay marriage opponents ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2013. Consulté le 01/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/vitriolic-campaign-backfires-on-gay-marriage-opponents-