My brother’s big argument against my vegetarianism has always been that soya and similar crops contribute so heavily to the environmental problems in the world (sorry if I’m abridging too much, it’s been a while since we’ve talked about it and the article says it perfectly anyway).
However, today I discovered two articles on the Guardian website from January (I’m a bit behind!) where his side of the story is eloquently set out in the first before a knowledgeable member of Peta summed up everything I’ve always wanted to say but haven’t done very well.
Andrew Turner, Conservative MP of the Isle of Wight, has announced that he did not vote for gay marriage in Tuesday’s vote. Of course, he is Conservative and a lot of them still seem to be rather tense and behind the times on these matters, but it is his attitude towards those in his constituency that has annoyed islanders. Turner has been controversially quoted as saying:
“I am confident that we are all created in the image of God, whether we be straight, gay, bisexual or transsexual. We are all equally worthy in God’s sight and equally loved by God… but equalness does not always equate with being the same.”