Jacob Rees-Mogg proved accusations that he is a “thoroughly modern bigot” to be true this week after defending Boris Johnson’s adultery despite having strong views on abortion and other religious matters.
The Conservative MP made an appearance on the Jeremy Vine show this week and was questioned on his hypocritical stance in regards to infidelity given that he has such strong opinions on other matters.
He said: “People are individuals and behave in individual ways” in defence of Johnson, before reciting the origins of the phrase “none is without fault” as a means of avoiding judgement on his colleague.
Rees-Mogg has frequently used his Catholic background as a defence for his old fashioned beliefs. He thinks same-sex marriage is wrong and also thinks women should not be “allowed” abortions, even in cases of rape.
Jacob Rees Mogg is *so* Christian he believes women should not be allowed abortions even if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.
Here he is defending that other Christian value: Boris Johnson boinking other people whilst married to someone else.pic.twitter.com/fPzK09P2yY
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) September 11, 2018
Although many pass off his views as old fashioned, as Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore wrote here, Rees-Mogg is nothing but a thoroughly modern bigot who uses his faith as an excuse for his appalling views.
She said: “He is a Catholic and this kind of fundamentalism is always anti-women, but for some reason we are to respect it. I don’t. It has no place in public life”.
One wonders the reaction Jeremy Corbyn might have got if he was revealed he held similar views on such controversial topics.
But then, “views that verge on fascistic are fine if dressed up in tweed with a knowledge of the classics thrown in”, Moore says, and given his latest outburst I find it hard to disagree.