Gay Marriage Advocates Have ‘Really Ugly, Intolerant’ Streak, Says Liberal Journalist

This blog was indifferent to gay marriage as we were to most ‘Gay Rights Issues’, until while defending (as a good liberal should) the right of opponents of same sex marriage to post their opinions in public forums.

“You can’t claim people have a right to hold such bigoted opinions, you homophobic, religious right, tea party nut job, you are denying people the right to love who they choose,” came the first screaming reply, followed by an orchestrated hate attack from they lefty mob.

Now it so happens that while I find ‘gays’ shallow, self – obsessed, self – pitying, immature and B-O-R-I-N-G, I’ve always had a lot of time for a certain kind of queers (aesthetic, articulate, witty, great company, like my friends James P and Craig D, or the best boss I ever had, Peter H (who later became a friend), and the most loyal friends anyone could wish for.

The claim that by opposing same sex marriage I am denying people the right to love whom they choose is ridiculous and ignorant. Marriage is not about love, marriage in the Abrahamic religions and most other human cultures is a system of trading daughters or sisters for money, status, land, favours, influence.

If you want a taste of what the world of ‘queers’ was like, you could read The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp, an excellent memoir by an overtly homosexual man about his life in London from the 1930s to 60s.,during which time homosexuality was criminalised.

Crisp’s wit and charm did a lot to make homosexuality acceptable in British society (Unfortunately when he had retired to live quietly as a ‘people watcher’ in New York the nasty, mean spirited, intolerant leaders of the NYC gay community turned on him when as an old man, no longer sexually active, he insisted on having his own opinion on the HIV / AIDS issue)

It is good to find that more and more people who are real liberals and understand hat being liberal means are starting to make a stand against the neo Nazis of the left and the gay rights lobby who are determined to usurp our right to free speech and to determine for ourselves what opinions we hold and where we are free to express them. I introduce liberal journalist Brendan O’Neill, who identifies as a liberal, and who has a long history on the Left of British politics, found himself in Australia to debate the issue which is currently one of the country’s hot potatoes.

But instead of the usual, glowing praise from the liberal Left, in the embedded video, O’Neill offers something a bit more interesting: intellectual honesty. Below the embed window is a summary of what Brendan says, just in case the video does not work or sound quality on your device is poor.

Brendan O’Neill: “Here’s what freaks me out about gay marriage. It presents itself as this kind of liberal, civil rightsy issue but it has this really ugly, intolerant streak to it. Any one who opposes gay marriage is demonised, harassed… we’ve seen people thrown out of their jobs because they criticise gay marriage. We’ve seen people ejected from polite society.

“Two hundred years ago if you didn’t believe in God, you wouldn’t have a hope in hell of getting ahead in public life. Today if you don’t believe in gay marriage, you don’t have a hope in hell of getting ahead in public life. There’s a real ugly element to this.

“You really see it with the whole cake shop phenomenon. This whole thing around the Western world where people are going to Christian, traditional cake shops and saying to them ‘Hey you stupid Christians, make this cake for me’ – and if they don’t they call the police, there are equality cases, shops have closed down. It’s like a 21st century form of religious persecution. It’s horrendous.”

“Of course some people support gay marriage and that’s absolutely fine, but what is extraordinary and unacceptable is that they cannot tolerate the existence of people who do not support gay marriage. And I think we sometimes fail to understand how extraordinary that is.”

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No Poofters

As Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (the screechers favourite statesman) pledges he will do all in his power to stop marriage between people of the same sex being made lawful in Australian and the Australian gay community erupts in outrage, we reflect that while Social Media gives the impression that there are no longer any straight men of women in Australia we reflect that it is not long since Australians were proud to say there were ‘no poofters’ in the country. As this factual documentary illustrates.

From Breitbart, London
Australia’s conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott is no fan of gay marriage. At a personal level he has described himself as “probably the last holdout for the traditional position” in his family – a reference to his outspoken lesbian sister.

Last month Mr Abbott reaffirmed his view on gay marriage, with a spokesman telling the media: “The Prime Minister’s position remains the same as it has always been… he supports the current policy that marriage is between a man and a woman.”

At the political level that personal belief has held just as true. As recently as last May, Mr Abbott ruled out a national referendum on the matter after the Republic of Ireland voted in favour of constitutional changes to allow same-sex marriage.

Mr Abbott said “questions of marriage are the preserve of the Commonwealth Parliament. Referendums are held in this country where there’s a proposal to change the constitution. I don’t think anyone is suggesting the constitution needs to be changed in this respect.”

That was then and this is now. Today Mr Abbott is facing increasing pressure from some elements within his own coalition and opposition Labor Party to allow a conscience vote on the matter to go before the Parliament during this term.

This blog never needs an excuse to post a Monty Python clip, but if somebody gives us one (oops, pardon) we will happily take it. Thanks Tony, you’re an Okker legend mate.

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Patrick Stewart Supports Gay Cake Bakery

Patrick Stewart with Sesame Street character The Count (image source)

Support from an unexpected direction for Ashers, the Northern Ireland bakery recently successfully prosecuted for refusing to make and decorate a cake bearing the text, “Support Same Sex Marriage” for a political event promoting the campaign to legalise gay and lesbian marriages in northern Ireland, where it is still not legal.

The Shakespearean actor who also starred in X men and Star Trek, Patrick Stewart, well known for his left wing political views, has backed the Northern Ireland bakery that declined an order for a cake promoting gay marriage, saying people should not be forced to write messages they disagree with.

Last month Ashers Bakery was fined £500 after it refused to decorate a celebration cake with images of Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie.the words “support gay marriage” for a gay rights activist. We should note that the gay rights lobby have been trying for years to sexualise the characters who are part of a TV show aimed at pre school age children.

The McArthur family who own the bakery are appealing against the verdict.

Although many said the ruling was a victory for “equal rights”, Patrick Stewart told BBC Newsnight: “I found myself on the side of the bakers.”

He told BBC Newsnight: “It was not because it was a gay couple that they objected, it was not because they were celebrating some sort of marriage or an agreement between them, (they weren’t, the cake was for a political gathering).

“It was the actual words on the cake they objected to. Because they found the words offensive.”

“I would support their rights to say no, this is personally offensive to my beliefs, I will not do it,” he said.

It’s reassuring to see that some people on the left of the political spectrum still understand the importance of free speech and the right to one’s opinion in a democracy. Far too many leftie sheeple would happily trade individual liberty and several of the most basic human rights for a few Facebook likes from the kind of sad acts who are happy to ride the facist bandwagon so long as nobody points out that it is fascist.

We should all support Ashers right to refuse their support to a cause they disagree with. We notice the gay activists behind this prosecution did not approach a Muslim bakery with their order.

Kudos too to the makers of Sesame Street, who after years of lobbying from the Gay BLT social justics warriors issues a stastement that said Bert and Ernie are best friends, they’re not gay, they’re not straight, they’re puppets. Bert and Ernie do not exist below the waist.

In fact I have found the efforts of gay activists to sexualise characters in children’s television and literature rather disturbing for some time. For years supporters off gay rights tried to dispel the belief that all gay men fancied little boys. Most of us were happy to support them. So WTF is all this crap about sexualising childhood supposed to be telling us.

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Irish Senator Says same Sex Marriage Vote Will Lead To Change Like Soviet Revolution

Irish gays celebrate with a new version of Riverdance called Alimentary Canal dance (image source)

The really annoying thing about news events like the “Yes” vote in Ireland’s same sex marriage referendum is that they always inspire lefties to start spounting the most inane drivel. Like this:

A pro-gay marriage Irish Senator David Norris (IND) has told journalists at Dublin Castle he hopes the vote to legalise same sex marriage will lead to change across the world, just as Ireland inspired the Bolshevik revolution of 1917 (WTF?). Senator Norris, was talking about how Ireland was a “small island on the edge of Europe” but that it could have a much wider impact.

The example he cited was the General Post Office (GPO) uprising in Dublin in Easter 1916. A group took over the GPO and fought against the British Army to maintain control of it for several days. The attack was unpopular at the time as it was seen to undermine the British and Irish efforts to win First World War.

Those responsible only caught the public imagination later when the British sentenced them to death, a ruling that proved hugely unpopular in what is now the Irish Republic. However Norris claimed their actions had “inspired” the Bolshevik uprising in Russia the following year. It led to the establishment of the Soviet Union and led to the deaths of tens of millions in forced labour camps and through famine.

He said: “We hope this vote will change things, in Africa and across the world just as the Irish rebellion of 1916 led to the 1917 revolution in Russia”. His comments were met with applause from the assembled crowd of pro-gay marriage supporters.

Change like the Soviet Revolution eh? Well let’s recall how that worked out. Stalinism, suppression of free speech, persecution of certain minorities including homosexuals, gypsies and Jews, genocide, food shortages, persecution of Communist Party members who questioned the leadership, shortages of food and clothing, economic and social stagnation, persecution of religious congregations, shortages of electricity, gas and coal, persecution of everybody, etc. etc. Well the Gay BLT and Yooman Rights lobby are certainly as authoritarian, self righteous and ideologically driven as the regimes of Lenin and Stalin. I have a horrible feeling this bloke might be onto something here.

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Red Cross To Be Renamed Red Swastika?

Another once respected charity abandones its mission to focus on promoting bosses left wing political agenda.

The Red Cross is getting some well deserved stick after sacking 71 year old Brian Barkley, a volunteer for over twenty years. His crime was to have an opinion that differed from the politically correct dogma espoused by the self righteous, self interested left wing troughers who line their pockets via generous expenses and salaries for running the charity. .

Mr. Barkley, was seen by the Politically Correct Thought Police while protesting against gay marriage outside Wakefield Catheral. He was not involved in Red Cross activities nor was he in any way identifying himself as a member of The Red Cross.

A motion has been tabled in the House of Commons expressing “deep concern” at Barkley’s treatment and urging the charity to reinstate him.

Coalition for Marriage (C4M), which led the campaign against redefining marriage in the United Kingdom, says that it has received nearly 50,000 messages in support of Mr. Barkley and that many people are considering boycotting the charity. (I’d like to join the boycott but I have boycotted The Red Cross for years, ever since I found out how much of the money we donate directly or via out taxes is taken up by the generous salaries and bonuses the scumsuckers management pay themselves.)

Newspaper reports state that Mr Barkley had been photographed mounting a one-man protest outside Wakefield Cathedral, holding a placard reading “No same-sex marriage”, in May this year after the gay weddings took place in the UK. This is still allegedly a free country and he is antitled to his opinion. as in so many other recent cases, nobody seems to have told the authoritarian left what free speech actually means.

The Red Cross summoned him before a disciplinary panel where he was told his actions went against the group’s values.

A spokesman for C4M said that although Mr Barkley has not called for a boycott of the Red Cross, he does remain “deeply upset” at his treatment after working with it for many years.

However, the charity said in a statement that it did not dismiss Mr Barkley “specifically for his views on same sex marriage”, although it did fear his stance would have a “negative impact on the way its services are delivered to a particular community.”

Colin Hart of C4M is not impressed, though. He said: “This is a shocking case – Bryan was a senior volunteer, undertaking very complicated and technical work for the Red Cross.

“For nearly two decades he helped to reunite people with lost family members. Yet after voicing his opposition to the Government’s undemocratic plans to rip up the traditional definition of marriage he was fired.

“He broke no law and his only crime seems to have been that he was one of the millions of ordinary people who opposed this change. There has never been any suggestion that Mr Barkley acted inappropriately while at the charity, or even pushed his views while volunteering.

“Indeed just 24 hours before he was notified of a disciplinary meeting, he attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace with other volunteers, employees and supporters of this organisation.”

The Red Brigade Cross has responded, by whining self righteously and hypocritically that Mr Bickley’s supporters are distracting the organisation from its work dealing with international disasters.

A spokeswoman said: “The British Red Cross is working internationally tackling enormous issues like the Ebola crisis, Syria and the food crisis in South Sudan.

“Orchestrated actions like this inevitably divert us from our humanitarian mission.”

In response to the final two statements above Boggart Blog asks and how do the Red Cross hypocrites feel about their ‘humanitarian mission’ helping people in South Sudan, Syria or the nations affected by the ebola crisis who believe homosexuals should be stoned to death. Because that, I have read, is the majority view in those societies.

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But many charities have become hungry monsters, needing ever more of our money to feed their own ambitions. And while registered charities claim that almost 90p in every pound donated is spent on ‘charitable activities’, many spend at least half their income on management, strategy development, campaigning and fundraising – not what most of us would consider ‘good causes [Continue reading]

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Equal Rights For Jedi

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Jedi Wedding (
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Today we return to political activism, not in the cause of getting us out of Europe or convincing the sheeple that a country’s infrastructure adx tax revenue can only support so many immigrants. No this time we are drawing your attention to a blatant piece of discrimination that, for all their self righteous wailing and gnashing of teeth over “Yooman Right”, our friends on the authoriarian left have been strangely silent about.

Jedi are being discriminated against.

A new law will greatly widen the range of venues allowed as suitable for the solemnization of weddings. Visit area of natural beauty, rock shaped like a wolf’s head or site of some supposed medieval miracle in the land, old buildings with the tiniest smidgin of historical significance, any place that might in some way be meaningful to people, and someone will be getting married there.

People will be getting betrothed on the beach, wed in the woodshed, spliced in the sports centre, hitched in the hostel, married in the malthouse or even celebrate their nuptials in the alley behind the pub (because that’s where they had their first upright.

I cannot say at this stage whether marriages will take place in the back seat of cars, but speaking from experience I can confirm that requests for weddings in the back seat of an original Mini could be justified. Trumph Spitfires, no. You have to take out the passenger seat to get coupled.

And not only will there be more diversity in where couples can be married and what gender configuration the couple may me, thre will be many moretypes of wedding available. Secularist and humanitarian groups will be able to offer weddings, there will be pagan weddings (lots of nakedness, bonfires and unrestrained coupling) tree hugger weddings (but really these are just weddings fot ugly pagans, weddings at which existentialist philosophophers officiate and weddings over which former football managers preside.

It seems there is only one type of wedding that will not be allowed, Jedi weddings. The powers that be have decreed Jedi weddings are not acceptable in fact, assuming the law is enacted, there will be specifically “strict criteria” to stop them happening.

WTF? Where’s all that grandiose talk about equal rights for all, why can Jedi not have the same rights as bearded queens in bridal gowns. OK, I know it might prove difficult to hold a wedding on a small planet in a galaxy on the far side of the universe (but hey,, to us Jedi many things are possible that humans cannot even imagine)but we’d be quite happy to be joined in matrimony at the local registry office so long as we could take our light sabres in.

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First thing I saw today was this:

Gay marriage set to be approved after Cameron deal with Labour
The legalisation of gay marriage is poised to be approved by MPs today after surviving a Tory backbench bid to derail it.

Tim Loughton, a former Tory minister, accused ministers of doing a “grubby deal” with Labour to see off his amendment and said the battle would continue in the upper chamber.

David Cameron was given a lifeline yesterday after Ed Miliband decided to save the bill by tabling an amendment which would mean an immediate consultation on extending civil partnerships to heterosexual couples.

Well it might keep the gay lobby happy but I can’t see it going down well with the swivel eyed loon wing of Cameron’s party.

Wonder who the next Conservative leader will be … and will he take over before the party conference in October or after?

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