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Policy Exchange pulls out of Gay Marriage debate at Tory Conference Fringe Meeting (October 2012)

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6 October 2012

"Tory hierarchy are reluctant for grassroots to discuss the issue of Same Sex Marriage" says Anglican Mainstream

"Empty Chair debate goes ahead without them".

Top Westminster think-tank Policy Exchange (PE) has pulled out at short notice of a Tory conference fringe debate on gay marriage with Anglican Mainstream, the (PE) socially conservative 'information network' in the Church of England.

"We are very disappointed," said Canon Chris Sugden, executive secretary of Anglican Mainstream (AM). "We've invested a huge amount in this heavyweight event to debate Real Marriage against PE's Gay or 'Equal' Marriage amongst the ordinary conservative public – and at almost the last moment they pull out. It looks as if the Tory hierarchy don't want the grassroots discussing the issue' - "However the debate will go ahead – with an empty chair representing Policy Exchange," said Chris Sugden.

"There are strong arguments in favour of real marriage and strong ones against gay marriage. We will make the case that Real Marriage ensures the future." The fringe event, Real Marriage v Gay Marriage, now takes place at 12.45pm on Tuesday 9th October in Room 107, Jury's Inn, 245 Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2HQ.

Anglican Mainstream will release a 50 page paper in response to Policy Exchange's paper on 'Equal' Marriage at the meeting. It will also be available on www.anglican-mainstream.net.

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The stink of Tory politician censorship is is so rancid at the Tory Party Conference in Birmingham 2012. They gag discussion about abortion, even though government policy legalises the killing of 200,000 aborted human foetuses every year, and then lean on the Policy Exchange to refuse to debate same sex marriage so that their perverted policy of encouraging the embracing of buggery by all our children and society passes through unquestioned. God judge them for their evil arrogance.

The Policy Exchange's website states the following About Us (http://www.policyexchange.org.uk/about-us):

"Policy Exchange is the UK’s leading think tank. As an educational charity our mission is to develop and promote new policy ideas which deliver better public services, a stronger society and a more dynamic economy. The authority and credibility of our research is our greatest asset. Our research is independent and evidence-based and we share our ideas with policy makers from all sides of the political spectrum. Our research is strictly empirical and we do not take commissions. This allows us to be completely independent and make workable policy recommendations."

Looks pretty obvious that the PE have sold out their independence to the Tory party and the UK government a long time ago. Just read their download and supposedly unbiased research on the pro's and con's of Same Sex Marriage. It reads like a Stonewall Manifesto for Same Sex Marriage and should "hole below the water-line" the credibility of the Policy Exchange as being unbiased for ever http://www.policyexchange.org.uk/publications/category/item/what-s-in-a-name-is-there-a-case-for-equal-marriage .