Friday, September 28, 2007

Gay Police Association: again

Briefing: deja vu. See our old post here.

From CFNews: The Gay Police Association's notorious 'Bloody Bible' advertisement, condemned last year by the Advertising Standards Authority, has been re-run in a homosexual magazine, leading to a renewed complaint to the ASA from the organisation Christian Voice.

The ad, which depicted a Bible and a pool of blood under the headline 'in the name of the father', claimed a 74% increase in 'homophobic incidents' in a year, giving the impression that Christians were subjecting homosexuals to bloody attacks.

Responding to a string of complaints, the Advertising Standards Authority discovered that the Gay Police Association, a recognised police staff association in receipt of thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money, could not provide any figures to substantiate its preposterous claims. In October 2006 the ASA upheld complaints against the GPA on the grounds of decency, lack of substantiation, and crucially, truthfulness.

But now the advert has re-appeared in full colour on the back page of the Summer 2007 edition of the 'Gay Humanist Quarterly' which is distributed widely within the homosexual network and was on open display earlier this month at the Cardiff 'Mardi Gras'.

In the advertisement, with only the figure changed from last year's version, the GPA claims a '75% increase' in 'homophobic incidents, where the sole or primary motivating factor was the religious belief of the perpetrator'.

Last year, in answer to the demands of the ASA, the homosexual police were unable to say how many of those incidents arose from Christian belief, how many, if any, involved violence, what proportion resulted in a court conviction for violence or at the very least a criminal charge, or indeed, to substantiate the figures at all.

Without any factual backup, the figures alleged became little more than the figment of fevered imaginations, leading the ASA to rule that the Gay Police had failed the tests of substantiation and truthfulness, branding them, in plain terms, a bunch of liars.

Stephen Green, National Director of Christian Voice, says: 'Without the figures, the Gay Police Association's central claim that Christians are using the Bible to justify an increasing number of bloody attacks on homosexuals was always indefensible. The ASA ruling last year was a welcome vindication for those of us who knew all the time that the Gay Police had been tipped over the edge into what appeared to be collective insanity.

'But now, one year on, we find the same advertisement - curiously with the figure changed from 74% to 75% - in the Gay Humanist Quarterly.

In a letter dated 13th July 2006, sent to the Gay Police Association care of British Monomarks, the National Director of Christian Voice asked the GPA:

(a) To give figures to support the alleged 74% increase in 'homophobic incidents, where the sole or primary motivating factor was the religious belief of the perpetrator' in the months May 2005 to May 2006, and to state the force(s) or jurisdiction(s) in which this increase occurred,

(b) To categorise these alleged incidents by the recorded religious faith of the perpetrator,

(c) To state in how many of these alleged incidents there was violence,

(d) To state in how many of these alleged incidents there was the shedding of blood.

(e) To state how many of these alleged incidents went to court with a conviction secured,

(f) To state how the Gay Police Association complied the figures and whether or not that body is charged with the compilation of crime figures,

(g) To categorise 'homophobic incidents' further and by year since they have been recorded . . .

There was no reply.

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen