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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Labourite describes Second Great Commandment as 'bonkers'*

Further to my thoughtlessly loose use of caritas, four posts back, The Spectator sadly lets us down with an interviewer and interviewee who don't know the meaning of the word 'love'. Quite an interesting article, nonetheless, with, hovering around the edges, some rather frightening implications for religious freedom.

Eventually the man could hold back no longer. 'Look,' he said. 'You can't make people love people of other races. You just can't. And you can't have a law which says we have to love each other. That's bonkers.'

*And yes, I know this is an unjust and overblown header inasmuch as he means civil law or positive law, and means 'feel warm and fluffy' rather than 'love.' It remains rather worrying that such a sentence could be recorded without either party giving any indication that he realises it sounds seriously off.