Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Fool's Reproach

Briefing. The militant 'gay' organisation Stonewall prefers bullying to reasoned argument, so each year it has an awards ceremony with - among other things - an award for 'Bigot of the Year'. Here are the nominees, from their site:

Archbishop of Birmingham - spoke out against new goods and services protections for gay people, threatening to close welfare services and adoption agencies unless the Government agreed to sweeping exemptions.

Jeremy Clarkson - Top Gear presenter and journalist, refused to apologise after being reprimanded by BBC bosses for derogatory gay jibes on primetime TV.

Bishop of Hereford - withdrew a job offer to a youth worker because he was gay, after subjecting him to a series of humiliating personal questions.

Patricia McKeever - secretive editor of the Catholic Truth website and newsletter. Co-ordinates a relentless campaign to 'name and shame' gay Catholic priests, and has been widely condemned for conducting a 'witch-hunt'.

Ian Paisley Jnr - minister in the new Northern Ireland Executive. Said he was 'repulsed' by lesbian and gay people - has since refused to apologise.

Note the lumping together of Jeremy Clarkson and Ian Paisley Jnr, who apparently are giving vent to unattractive views on whole classes of people, with the other three, who are Stonewall's ideological opponents. Stonewall would like to think they are just the same; this idea must be resisted. The power of Stonewall's publicity machine can be gauged by the list of sponsors scrolling across the bottom of their web page. Do all these banks really want to be associated with Stonewall's mud-slinging?

Congratulation to Archbishop Nichols of Birmingham for raising his head above the parapet in the debate about SORs. He was pipped to the award, however, by the Anglican Bishop of Hereford.

It's typical of Stonewall to refer to the Patricia McKeever as 'widely condemned', when what this actually means is a single article in The Times the inaccuracy of which has now been acknowledged, following a complaint to the Press Complaints Commission.

'Listen to the fool's reproach: it is a kingly title.' William Blake.

Hat-tip to Catholic Truth Scotland.


John Kearney said...

The sad fact is that Stonewall and Gay Rights people are more intent on using thier organization against the beliefs of christians rather than those who actually persecute or attack them. An attempt by a gay organisation within the Polce force brought forward fictious figures recently which they had to withdraw when they were asked for proof. They seem to have the idea that if they can by legislation stop people believing. The truth is that despite the politically correct stance of the media, some proabably unwilling, they have made no real headway in the country, which is why the Government passed the Sex Orientation Bill behind closed doors. Their bullying and threatening is making them very unpopular.

Anonymous said...

Well done Archbishop Nichols!

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