Hugh Gilbert, the Catholic Bishop of
Aberdeen, has linked the plans of the Scottish government to legalize
gay marriage to polygamy and incest.
Last month, the Scottish government
announced it would legalize gay nuptials by 2015, possibly making it
the first part of the UK to legalize such unions.
Speaking to the Scottish Catholic
Observer, Gilbert accused the government of discriminating
against people in polygamist or incestuous relationships.
“Why is it alright for a man to marry
another man, but not alright for him to marry two women? If we
really want equality, why does that equality not extend to nieces who
genuinely, truly love their uncles?”
“And, if you say that such things
don't happen, that they are mere freaks of nature, extreme examples
dreamed up for the sake of argument, I say you need to spend more
time in the parish,” Gilbert
Gilbert added that he “loves” gay
people, “But I won't marry them. It just can't be done.”