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Remember! Remember the Fifth of November

The gunpowder treason, the plot.

I see no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot

Is the Catholic Church a force for good in the world? This was the question posed as a motion before a BBC panel summoned in front of a live audience of over 2000 who would ultimately vote “for” or “against” the motion. Perhaps it was no coincidence the debate was broadcast by BBC on Guy Fawkes Day, the day when a British Catholic conspired to blow up the British Parliament. Further more the British populus lost no love for the Roman Catholic Church when it found out that the Catholic church is making room in its halls for staunchly conservative Anglicans ( led by Nigerians) who oppose the ordination of gay men into the Anglican priesthood. The audience was hostile to the Catholic side to begin with, and by the end of the debate the voters’ inclination towards the Catholics had taken a turn for the worse. This should not be a surprise considering the debate took place in that most anti-papist of domains: the Isle of Britain.

On the left side of the Muslim moderator of the debate sat the Catholic Church represented by a Nigerian bishop and a female British Conservative MP who had left the Church of England when it decided to ordain women as priests.  They were pitted against the fire and brimstone of Christopher Hitchens, and the diatribes of the lovingly gay English gentleman Sir Stephen Fry.


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