All This Talk of Equality Is Just Humbug ; Richard Ingrams' Week
Ingram, Richard, The Independent (London, England)
I've never taken seriously the indignation which some people feel about the news that Ruth Kelly is a signed-up member of the ultra- conservative Catholic organisation Opus Dei.
If that was so she would not be in the Government at all. Because the Catholic Church -not just Opus Dei - has always preached that mothers have a duty to put their children first. And as the mother of four small children herself, Kelly is obviously not prepared to do this.
As for homosexuality, Kelly is by no means the only religiously minded person to regard homosexual acts as sinful. Orthodox Christians, Muslims and Jews - even quite a few Anglican bishops - feel the same way.
What is much more objection-able is that Kelly should be dubbed the Minister for Equality, something that gives a false impression that the Government is concerned about the question.
As things stand there is a massive amount of inequality in contemporary Britain and it is getting worse. …