Thursday, December 10, 2009

Growing up is hard to do ...

I was catching up earlier this evening on a recent South Bank Show - the one where Carol Ann Duffy was interviewed. When Melvyn Bragg asked her to comment on the lack of comment about her sexuality when she was made Poet Laureate, she said: "We're all a lot more grown-up in this country than we used to be..."

All a lot more grown-up. If only that were so. She's forgotten about the Church. Still mixed-up adolescents there, I'm afraid.

1 comment:

  1. It's all about context and stereotypes, isn't it?

    Gay artist - fine (in fact, almost compulsory).

    Gay bishop - shocking (although just as likely as a gay artist).

    Far from being a step forward as Carol Ann intimates, it is in fact a gross hypocrisy that shows us to be far less intelligent and far more arbitrary in our thought processes than just being anti-gay, full stop, would.