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‘Gay’ atheist warns of ‘tyrannous new … liberal morality’ oppressing Christians

John-Henry Westen | Fri Mar 04 19:51 EST | Faith

LONDON, March 4, 2011 ( - Last week’s ruling of the High Court in London banning pro-family Christian couples from fostering children has even self-described “gay” atheists concerned. The justices ruled that it was appropriate to ban a Christian couple from fostering children since they refused to present homosexual sex as positive.

David Starkey a renowned historian and UK media personality was discussing the ruling on BBC television yesterday. Starkey said: “I am gay and I am atheist but I have profound doubts about this case. It seems to me that what we are doing is producing a tyrannous new morality that is every bit as oppressive as the old.”

Starkey described growing up being homosexual with what he believes was harassment from police. He said however that, “I am very, very concerned that a new sort of liberal morality is coming in, which as I said, is as intolerant, is as oppressive, is as intrusive into family life.”

Starkey also raised the case of the British couple who owned a small hotel and were fined since they did not wish to accommodate a homosexual couple. Starkey said he opposed to the fine suggesting rather: “The way to do that is not to ban them, not to fine them. It is for them simply to put up what seems to me to be a quite proper notice in a small privately run hotel which says we are Christians and this is what we believe.”

“Otherwise, we are as I said, we are producing a new tyranny,” he added.

Starkey noted that his own mother was a Christian and firmly opposed to homosexuality, which Starkey said made him who he is.

Starkey concluded his remarks emphatically stating, “Having an … imposed morality is a very bad idea.”

"For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." (Phil 1:21)

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