Archive for the 'Gay activism' Category


The “no difference” theory is dead

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

gay dads1Fresh research has just tossed a grenade into the incendiary issue of same-sex parenting. Writing in the British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science, a peer-reviewed journal, American sociologist Paul Sullins concludes that children’s “Emotional problems [are] over twice as prevalent for children with same-sex parents than for children with opposite-sex parents”.

He says confidently: “it is no longer accurate to claim that no study has found children in same-sex families to be disadvantaged relative to those in opposite-sex families.”

This defiant rebuttal of the “no difference” hypothesis is sure to stir up a hornet’s next as the Supreme Court prepares to trawl through arguments for and against same-sex marriage. It will be impossible for critics to ignore it, as it is based on more data than any previous study — 512 children with same-sex parents drawn from the US National Health Interview Survey. The emotional problems included misbehaviour, worrying, depression, poor relationships with peers and inability to concentrate.

After crunching the numbers, Sullins found opposite-sex parents provided a better environment. “Biological parentage uniquely and powerfully distinguishes child outcomes between children with opposite-sex parents and those with same-sex parents,” he writes.

As he points out, this has immense implications for public policy. The Elton John/David Furnish model of lavishing love and licorice on the offspring of surrogate mothers won’t do. Throwing down the gauntlet before supporters of same-sex marriage, Sullins contends that “the primary benefit of marriage for children, therefore, may not be that it tends to present them with improved parents (more stable, financially affluent, etc, although it does this), but that it presents them with their own parents.”

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Teaching five-year-olds about gay sex is frankly sheer lunacy

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

gay family3Those who have been concerned that Labour lacks a big, compelling idea before the General Election, and fear that it looks confused and weak, need fret no longer.

On Tuesday, Tristram Hunt, the boyish-looking and self-consciously handsome Shadow Education Secretary, unveiled his master plan. If Labour wins the election, children as young as five will have sex education classes.

The proposal is utterly preposterous. It is also mad. And dangerous. It is amazing that Mr Hunt, who is supposed to be intelligent and reputed to be moderate, could ever bring himself to promote such a policy.

Even in our increasingly sexualised society, most children aged five are not interested in sex. They have other things to think about. Why thrust what must seem strange, irrelevant and possibly worrying notions into their young minds?

The main reason, it seems, is to stop them being homophobes. I am being serious. Launching his plan at a school in East London, Mr Hunt said: ‘The presence of homophobic language and other forms of homophobic bullying in our classrooms, playgrounds and dinner halls is deeply troubling, and it is very real.’

Well, yes. Bullying of any sort is obviously undesirable. But does Mr Hunt really think the cure is to indoctrinate five and six-year-olds? Yes, I’m afraid he does. ‘The use of homophobic language and other forms of homophobic bullying,’ he declared, ‘is damaging the life chances of so many young people. It has a daily effect that limits learning, and causes people long-term damage.’

What on earth is he talking about? The lunacy quotient soared even higher when he asserted that the persistence of homophobia in schools was part of the legacy of Margaret Thatcher’s 1988 Section 28 legislation, which barred local authorities from ‘promoting’ homosexuality, and was repealed in 2003 by Labour under Tony Blair.

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This lesbian’s daughter has had enough

Monday, October 20th, 2014

rainbow boot2My name is Rivka Edelman, and I am the product of same-sex parenting.

Recently I published an essay on Public Discourse about the ruthless misogyny that pervades LBGT culture.  I pointed out it that it can and will victimize women and children with impunity and then, in America’s narcissistic fugue, get hailed as brave and heroic.

Since my essay was published, there have been hundreds, maybe thousands, of posts calling me a liar or trying to shame, discredit, intimidate, and threaten me.  Read this for details.  People I do not know have gone directly after my family and my job.  They have posted information, mis-information, accusations, and threats against me.  A vicious abusive “activist” well-known for his unhinged misogynistic cyber-stalking and violent threats, Scott Rose, sent blast e-mails to the university where I teach, describing himself as a “human right activist and an investigative journalist.”

Scott Rose has made threats of violence against Ryan T. Anderson, the editor who published my piece on October 2, 2014:

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Since “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” was repealed, male-on-male rape has become epidemic in the U.S. Military.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

US MilitaryIn late 2010, Congress used a lame-duck session — after the November elections — to overturn “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”, the de facto ban on open homosexual behavior in the US military. Even prominent Republicans caved in. US Senator Scott Brownnot only voted for it but bragged about voting for it in his television commercials when he ran for re-election. In 2012, while running for president, Mitt Romney told reporters that the repeal was working fine and he would not attempt to reverse it. MassResistance and others, however, had predicted that it would lead to terrible consequences.

This week Bryan Fischer has written a devastating article revealing what the politicians in both parties are now afraid to talk about.

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If Gay is Okay Everything Changes

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Making Gay Okay

If Gay is Okay Everything Changes

A Review of Robert R. Reilly’s ‘Making Gay Okay’ by Alan J. Williams

 “with challengers to the new orthodoxy organising themselves, and more and more countries banning same sex ‘marriage,’ there are strong grounds for hope.”

Robert Reilly is a very brave man. And he needs to be because today exercising your right to speak freely on homosexuality in the ‘land of the brave and the free’ can cost you your job! He is also very accomplished. Author of The Closing of the Muslim Mind, Senior Advisor to the US Secretary of Defense (2002-6) and music critic, he now joins a growing band of heralds defending the truth against the falshoods of a powerful homosexualist orthodoxy. This band includes Charles Socarides, Scott Lively, Paul Rondeau, Judith Reisman, Miriam Grossman, David Kupelian, Michael Brown, Brian Camenker and Bill Muehlenberg. From the 1990s they have been sounding alarms about the rise to power of the new political aristocracy; the homosexualists of the ‘gay’ rights movement. And these Culture War storm troopers will regard Reilly’s clarion call as a very real threat to their power and influence.

Written primarily for an American audience, whose homeland is a battleground for a Culture War between the homosexualists fighting for the legalisation of homosexual ‘marriage, and those who oppose it, Making Gay Okay still has much to say to British readers. For although England, Wales and Scotland have enacted same sex marriage legislation, it has been rejected in Northern Ireland, so Britain too is divided. And this book can add substantially to resistance against any further attempts to pass same sex ‘marriage’ laws in the UK.

In Making Gay Okay: How Rationalising Homosexual Behavior is Changing Everything Reilly argues that freedom itself is being destroyed by culture warriors determined to legalise sodomitical ‘marriage’ as a civil right. He describes how, and explains why ‘the moral convictions underlying … public order have been undermined to the point of near collapse,’ and points out that what is at stake is a true vision of the ‘nature of reality.’

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Victory for Christian sacked over gay weddings

Monday, September 1st, 2014
gay topperA MARRIAGE registrar has been vindicated by a council’s reversal of its decision to sack her for refusing to marry same-sex couples because of her Christian beliefs.

Margaret Jones, 54, who had been dismissed for “bringing the council into disrepute”, was offered her job back after an appeal hearing ruled that her employer had failed to take a “balanced view” of her religious beliefs.

While the decision does not create a legal precedent, it is likely to give people greater rights to express religious beliefs in the workplace because it was based on official guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

Paul Diamond, barrister to the Christian Legal Centre, which advised Jones early in her battle, said: “All good employers should follow this precedent, and practising Christians should no longer fear expressing their beliefs.”

If Jones’s sacking had been upheld, it could have given employers power to judge whether particular religious opinions were acceptable.

Jones pointed out in her witness statement that none of her shifts had coincided with a same-sex wedding ceremony. “As I have not yet done anything wrong, I am being sacked for my belief, not my actions,” she wrote.

Jones said the council appeared to believe that gay rights trumped religious rights to such an extent that it told her “anybody who offered to help me by standing in for me [conducting a same-sex marriage] could be aiding and abetting discrimination”.

Jones, who was senior deputy registrar at Bedford register office, said she was willing to handle the paperwork on the day of the marriage ceremony, but not to conduct the actual wedding.

“I want people who get married to have a good experience, and I don’t think I could stand up and say that it ‘gives me great pleasure’ to declare a gay couple married,” she said.

Jones said there had never been any suggestion that she was homophobic nor that she had sought to make gay people feel uncomfortable.

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Rising Gay Christian: Bright, Able And Wrong

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Tryl LukeLuke Tryl is an Oxford-educated young Tory-on-the-move. He was President of the Oxford Union in 2007; stood as a Conservative candidate for Lambeth Council in 2010 , a useful Tory precursor for a subsequent shot at Parliament; wasappointed Head of Education at Stonewall after experience at various policy think-tanks ; and was elected chairman of Dulwich & West Norwood Conservative Association in March this year .

Still only in his late 20s, last month he was appointed Special Adviser to Nicky Morgan, the new Education Secretary. I wish him well personally as he continues his climb up politics’ greasy pole.

But Luke self-identifies as gay and Christian, and in an autobiographical piece for the Faith and Sexuality Project  hepromotes the idea that because Christ never mentioned it directly, “Jesus… never condemned homosexuality.”

This is naïve and simplistic. The same for instance could be said about child brides. And incest. And FGM. And zoophilia. And cannibalism. And animal cruelty. And deforestation. And spitting on other people’s food. And a host of other activities, ills and evils.

Furthermore it’s a self-serving and untrue conclusion that cheapens the radical demands which Jesus lays on all his followers.

Luke has a personal agenda of course but regrettably he is not alone in his views. Soaking wet liberal clergy similarly misrepresentthe issue. And last Christmas the tabloid news site HuffPost mockingly displayed a blank-paged Bible in response to its own headline, “What Jesus says about homosexuality” .

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Equalities minister Nicky Morgan appoints Stonewall education head as special advisor

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

stonewall-logoEqualities minister Nicky Morgan has appointed Stonewall’s head of education as a special advisor.

Ms Morgan, who voted against same-sex marriage, was appointed as Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities in last week’s reshuffle.

It has now been revealed that the minister has appointed Luke Tryl – who until now was head of education at LGB rights charity Stonewall – as a special advisor, to support her in her new role.

The activist will depart the charity immediately to take up the role as advisor, it has been confirmed.

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Ashers Baking Company: ‘Gay cake’ row could end up in court

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

gay wedding cakeFrom BBC News:

A Christian-run bakery that refused a customer’s request to make a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage could face a discrimination case in court.

Ashers Baking Company declined an order from a gay rights activist, asking for cake featuring the Sesame Street puppets, Bert and Ernie.

The customer also wanted the cake to feature the logo of a Belfast-based campaign group called “Queerspace”.

The County Antrim firm could face legal action from the Equality Commission.

The watchdog confirmed it is assisting the customer whose order was refused and has written to the baking company on his behalf.

The cake was ordered for a civic event in Bangor Castle Town Hall, County Down, to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

Christian beliefs

The bakery, which was founded in Newtownabbey in 1992, is run by the McArthur family.

The directors, who are Christians, operate six shops in Northern Ireland and employ 62 people.

The firm’s 24-year-old general manager, Daniel McArthur, said marriage in Northern Ireland “still is defined as being a union between one man and one woman” and said his company was taking “a stand”.

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Ofsted abandons inspection of Luton school after homosexuality row

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

OfstedParents of pupils at Muslim school Olive Tree primary say inspectors questioned children about attitudes to homosexuality

Ofsted staff were forced to abandon their inspection of a Muslim primary school in Luton on Thursday after being confronted by parents angry that their children as young as nine had been questioned in private about their attitudes to homosexuality.

The inspectors, including a senior employee, cut short their review of the Olive Tree primary school, an independent Muslim faith school, after the group of parents said they would withdraw their children from the school as long as the inspectors remained.

Ghulam Shah, a parent of one of the children interviewed by the Ofsted inspectors, said his 10-year-old son was upset by the way the questioning was carried out, and that as a parent he was concerned he had not been told the inspectors would be discussing sex with his children.

“He was sat with a male adult who looked him in the eye and said, ‘What do you know about gays?’ What that made him do, it made him panic, and he said ‘I don’t want to continue this conversation,’ because he felt scared, intimidated,” said Shah. “It’s horrible for a child to be in a room with somebody they’ve never met before, who’s not with a teacher and not with a parent.”

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