Letter: Immoral displays.Byline: Cllr Phil Moffatt
I REFER to Nick Webster's comments in the Daily Post letters page (February 13), regarding my opposition to the Gay Pride proposal placed before council recently.
It would appear that Mr Webster does not believe that I or anyone else for that matter should be allowed to hold a view which would be in opposition to the proposal.
Having been in London last year on council business, on the very weekend the Gay Pride Parade A gay pride parade or LGBT pride parade is part of a festival or ceremony held by the LGBT community of a city to commemorate the struggle for LGBT rights and pride. was taking place, and witnessed acts of gross indecency INDECENCY. An act against good behaviour and a just delicacy. 2 Serg. & R. 91.
2. The law, in general, will repress indecency as being contrary to good morals, but, when the public good requires it, the mere indecency of disclosures does not suffice to exclude being performed in broad daylight, I have no hesitation in objecting to such a display of immorality IMMORALITY. that which is contra bonos mores. In England, it is not punishable in some cases, at the common law, on, account of the ecclesiastical jurisdictions: e. g. adultery. But except in cases belonging to the ecclesiastical courts, the court of king's bench is the custom morum, and being brought to the streets of my city. I do not believe that this will benefit our city or its people.
How alarming then to discover that Mr Webster believes that I, as a city councillor, should not be allowed nor permitted to register such a view that many people in our society would hold.
Dare I suggest that, if Mr Webster had his way, I would be forbidden to hold such a position?
That sounds like discrimination to me.
Cllr Phil Moffatt, via email