Badinage part and parcel of everyday debate

Cardinal Keith O’Brien has oft expressed his animus against homosexuals who offend against the instructions he claims to receive from his imaginary friend.

While he should be free to believe and say what he likes, other people’s mileage varies and many think he’s a sanctimonious fool who should be pitied rather than respected. Stonewall may see fit to label him as “Bigot of the Year”. While my label is more succinct, it is one with which I am sure he would have no dispute: “Christian”.

Such gay (and, to some, offensive) badinage is part and parcel of everyday debate and nobody should be immune. Especially the cardinal.

John Hein

(editor, ScotsGay Magazine)

Montgomery Street

Edinburgh