Is this an example of ‘tolerance’ from those demanding it?

Telegraph 22 June 2012
A newlywed couple have being bombarded with internet hate mail after posing on the steps of 10 Downing Street to hand in a 550,000-signature petition against gay marriage. Rhys and Esther Curnow, from Newcastle, received scores of messages after   opponents of their stance on same-sex marriage including a Labour councillor circulated their Facebook details online. They included messages saying the couple, who are committed Christians, should “rot in hell” and wishing they would become infertile or die of cancer. Several included explicit references to sexual acts while others suggested they should be subjected to “compulsory sterilisation”. The couple, who married in March, became the public face of the Coalition For Marriage campaign, backed by Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of   Canterbury, earlier this month when they handed in the group’s petition to  David Cameron. Mr Curnow, a charity researcher originally from Wales, and his wife, a primary schoolteacher from the West Midlands, dressed in wedding clothes and posed   on the steps of Number 10 with a gift wrapped package containing signatures. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9349353/Gay-marriage-newlywed-couple-bombarded-with-internet-hate-mail.html

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4 comments for “Is this an example of ‘tolerance’ from those demanding it?

  1. Rhona
    29 June 2012 at 6:47 pm

    To be fair, though, some pro-family campaigners in the United Kingdom aren’t doing their side of the debate much good either. Take the ghastly Mr Stephen Green of the Welsh “Christian Voice” organisation, who was exposed as a wife-beater in the British Press by his ex, Caroline Green.

  2. Bob
    29 June 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Interesting. Was he charged?

  3. Rhona
    3 July 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Does it matter, Bob? The account was widely published in the British media, Mr Green did not deny it, and he does have some rather extreme beliefs- like decriminalisation of rape within marriage.

    Like the wretched Mr Capill, there are those on our side of the political fence that we need to dissociate ourselves from as quickly as possible- and Mr Green definitely seems to be one of these characters.

  4. Rhona
    3 July 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I certainly object to Mr Green’s disgusting behaviour. My own daughter was in an abusive marriage- and refused to have an abortion when her swinish husband ‘demanded’ it. Fortunately, he’s behind bars now, hopefully for a good long time, but still…there are those of ‘us’ who are our own worst enemies.

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