Pope Benedict XVI urged British Catholic Bishops to fight the UK's Equality Bill with "missionary zeal".
My reason for writing this is to comment that here we have a foreign leader influencing public opinion. I wonder, if this bill were to be voted on by the entire electorate, using Interactive Democracy, how the Pope's Power would measure against other groups?
According to the Catholic News Agency, in 2005 there were 4.2 million Catholics in Britain. From Government figures published in 2005, there are 3.6 million homosexuals in Britain, some of whom, I assume, are Catholic. Obviously there are many more voters who may consider "is this debate about homosexuality or religious freedom?".