Magazine article The Spectator

It's about the Child

Magazine article The Spectator

It's about the Child

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From John Parfitt Sir: Matthew Parris should do better than his elegant nonsense about so-called gay adoption (Another voice, 3 February).

Until the inclusiveness lobby turned the word 'discriminating' into a boo-word, it was a compliment, meaning the ability to know the difference between good and bad, deserving and undeserving; to prefer Beethoven to Big Brother. We all discriminate every day, and why not? We favour the things we like. Likewise, if my Catholic friends wish to run an adoption service for married couples, why not, especially when others are catered for elsewhere? Or will the government now insist that the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society make grants to pranged motorists and that the British Legion welcome conscientious objectors?

John Parfitt Painswick, Gloucestershire From Robert Triggs Sir: Although one would find it hard to believe from Matthew Parris's article -- with its focus on gays, lesbians, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor and the Catholic Church, Tony Blair, Ruth Kelly et al. …

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