SOR leaflet

I am happy to pass on this email received today from a friend. It can be copied for parish newsletters and/or passed on to friends.


URGENT - contact Parliament IMMEDIATELY and ask Parliamentarians to VOTE AGAINST the SEXUAL ORIENTATION REGULATIONS (SORs) to be voted on in the House of Lords THIS WEDNESDAY 21st March.
  • The government’s Sexual Orientation Regulations (SORs), in a misguided attempt to protect people against unjust discrimination, forces schools, adoption agencies, providers of goods & services and others to act as if homosexuality is as valid a lifestyle as heterosexuality. The Government has said about the SORs: “This is not just about legislation, it is about ultimately changing the culture of our society”.

  • It is against Catholic teaching and against the natural moral law to regard homosexuality as normal, morally acceptable or as valid a lifestyle as heterosexuality.

  • The SORs violate people’s freedom of conscience not to be complicit in the endorsement of homosexuality. For example, the SORs may even leave teachers open to legal action if they say homosexuality is wrong.

  • Baroness O’Cathain has tabled a motion to stop the SORs becoming law. Please contact as many Peers (members of the House of Lords) as possible, urging them to support Baroness O’Cathain’s motion against the SORs. You can email Peers via www.writetothem.com/lords You can also get lists of parliamentarians’ email addresses from websites such as www.spuc.org.uk/lobbying/email You can also write to Peers at the House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW.

  • Please also contact your MP. Please ask your MP to be present and formally object to the SORs on the floor of the House of Commons on Monday (19th March) at the close of business. Also, please ask your MP to be present and vote against the SORs during the ‘deferred division’ on Wednesday (21st March) between 12:30 and 2:30pm. The MP for this parish is [MP’s name], though you may live in a constituency with a different MP. You can find out who your MP is by visiting www.locata.co.uk/commons You can also email (or fax) your MP via www.locata.co.uk/commons or via www.writetothem.com or by using www.spuc.org.uk/lobbying/email You can also write to your MP at the House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. All parliamentarians can be telephoned via the Parliamentary switchboard 0207 219 3000.
Be calm, measured and polite in your tone but clear and firm.

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