Even More Censorship from the ‘Tolerance’ Crowd
If some of the hardcore homosexual activists get their way, there will not be allowed anywhere in the world any oral or written word which in any way speaks contrary to the homosexual agenda. The gaystapo are pure fascists when it comes to censoring all speech which even remotely differs from their radical agenda.
This site has on countless occasions now documented this very thing. And it seems that when I have just posted one article on this issue, another situation comes to light, requiring yet another article. A team of twenty could work on this full time and probably still not be able to keep up with the daily – maybe even hourly – occurrences of homosexual bigotry and totalitarianism.
Here is one of the most recent examples. Consider what this article from MacWorld has to say: “After some controversy and complaints, Apple has reportedly pulled an application from the iTunes App Store after claims it was anti-gay. Highlighted by The Huffington Post and others last week due to its reportedly objectionable content, the Manhattan Declaration iPhone application has been quietly removed sometime in the last few days.
“Apple’s decision may have been influenced by an online petition at Change.org calling for the application to be removed. The petition organisers asked those unhappy with the initial decision to contact Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs, signing a statement: ‘Please remove anti-LGBT, anti-women application from iTunes Store.’ ‘Apple has always been among the most progressive companies and earned a 100 percent rating from the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, and yet, the company has approved application that is offensive to Americans who support equality and free choice,’ the petition notes.
“‘The Manhattan Declaration application exists to collect signatures on a website which espouses hateful and divisive language, the very kind of language I hope the iTunes Store will not want to help disseminate. Despite the store rating the application 4+ (“no objectionable material”), I can assure you that the application does in fact contain lots of objectionable material.’ Apple is known to be a defender of gay rights. As The Huffington Post adds, in 2008 Apple donated $100,000 to oppose Proposition 8, California legislation that ultimately led to a ban on gay marriage.”
Well there you have it. Just dare to express a point of view that runs counter to the homosexual agenda, and you will be banned, censored and run out of town. So much for freedom of speech. So much for living in a democracy. So much for tolerance.
And what an amazing thing to say about the Manhattan Declaration (MD). I provide the link to this site below, so people can see for themselves what exactly they have in fact said about marriage. I urge readers to go there rather quickly however, because the way things are going, the MD site may soon be pulled down – all in the name of tolerance of course.
Here is what the MD says in part about marriage: “To strengthen families, we must stop glamorizing promiscuity and infidelity and restore among our people a sense of the profound beauty, mystery, and holiness of faithful marital love. We must reform ill-advised policies that contribute to the weakening of the institution of marriage, including the discredited idea of unilateral divorce. We must work in the legal, cultural, and religious domains to instill in young people a sound understanding of what marriage is, what it requires, and why it is worth the commitment and sacrifices that faithful spouses make.
“The impulse to redefine marriage in order to recognize same-sex and multiple partner relationships is a symptom, rather than the cause, of the erosion of the marriage culture. It reflects a loss of understanding of the meaning of marriage as embodied in our civil and religious law and in the philosophical tradition that contributed to shaping the law. Yet it is critical that the impulse be resisted, for yielding to it would mean abandoning the possibility of restoring a sound understanding of marriage and, with it, the hope of rebuilding a healthy marriage culture. It would lock into place the false and destructive belief that marriage is all about romance and other adult satisfactions, and not, in any intrinsic way, about procreation and the unique character and value of acts and relationships whose meaning is shaped by their aptness for the generation, promotion and protection of life. In spousal communion and the rearing of children (who, as gifts of God, are the fruit of their parents’ marital love), we discover the profound reasons for and benefits of the marriage covenant.”
How anyone can find this to be “hateful and divisive language” is beyond me. Yet I am quite aware that ideologically motivated heterophobes will consider this to be hate speech. They regard anything whatsoever that dares to challenge their radical agenda as being hate speech – end of story.
Thus my article which you are now reading is of course hate speech as well. Simply reading out loud the biblical view of marriage is hate speech. Arguing that marriage has always been about a man and a woman is hate speech. This game is really quite easy to play. Simply find any spoken or written word which in any way offers a differing view to the homosexual agenda, and label it hate speech.
Piece of cake really. It is the perfect recipe for a totalitarian, fascist society. Simply declare all contrary viewpoints to be verboten because they are hate filled, divisive and intolerant, and you have outdone Hitler or Stalin. You can then fine, imprison, or harass anyone who dares to think differently than the Official Homothink.
Orwell would be proud of such achievements. His famous novel, 1984, takes on a whole new meaning in the light of this Homo-fascism. Censors of the world unite. Homospeak and Homothink are now here, and woe betides anyone who dares to get in the way of this tsunami of oppression, censorship and tyranny.
Thanks Apple. You have handily helped me to decide never to buy one of your lousy products again.
25 Replies to “Even More Censorship from the ‘Tolerance’ Crowd”
Dear Mr Jobs,
I plan to buy a new computer in the next few months. I was seriously considering an iMac but will review that decision now.
I remember reading Orwell’s 1984 as a teenager, and while appreciating it for it’s brilliance, I found it difficult to believe that our Western society could fall for such stupidity or that the average person would blindly follow along such lines. Of course I hadn’t read about Nazi Germany at that time either.
Mansel, not saying that you shouldn’t boycott something you strongly disagree with, but I think you’ll find that Apple is not the exception, more the rule. Microsoft and the other big tech & media companies operate along the same lines. You’ll have a long search to find a company that supports true free speech and Christian values – many companies donated to oppose Prop 8, and do similar PR stunts.
Of course the Nazis began with censorship, book burnings and the like. We dare not forget the lessons of history here.
Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch
Marriage will be only for the rich top 20% of the party faithful. The rest will be isolated individual citizen units that the elite will use how they wish. Sexual permissiveness is being used to reconcile people with the loss of most of their other freedoms.
The freedom to join in marriage and raise one’s own children is a source of incommensurable good in a person’s life, married people are happier, healthier and contribute to society in manifold ways that single people on balance and in general cannot equal.
When society is not ordered to helping men grow up by committing to women and the children they produce, large numbers of immature single men remain, which is inherently dangerous.
The poor as always with these libido liberals, suffer disproportionately; as they have with these rich liberals demands for pornography, abortion, divorce, and normalisation of homosexuality. These rabid individualists don’t care about the poor and as we know have explicit policies to have them aborted, euthanised, and their family size restricted for the sake of ‘the planet’. Which really means for the sake of the planetary overlords – who in unguarded moments reveal their utter contempt for religion and ordinary families.
They have to be faced down, and beaten. No self respecting man can refuse this fight.
This probably says more about the hatred and pressure delivered to Apple than about the company themselves. Unless they are an explicitly Christian organization, you expect them to cave into the extremists demands and tow the PC groupthink line. No doubt they buy into the lies that homosexuality is identity rather than behaviour, and that they are all victims and not protagonists.
(disclaimer – I have no choice but to use Apple products in my line of work, but maybe I can stick to buying second-hand products as well as telling them why…)
I wonder if they would try this if Apple had its headquarters in an Islamic country?
Yes Bill, it certainly is a truism that those who ignore history are destined to repeat it.
When going toe to toe with the vocal brigade of homosexual activists, socialists and evolutionists I try to keep in mind the reality of the mob mentality such as that reported above, and also shown in the quickness of even the Israelites who seemed to so quickly return to their idolatrous ways. I can just imagine someone rumbling about that ‘Moses’ guy and then getting a chant going – throw in a Ricky Martin type party, some dancing girls and a golden calf and you’ve got yourself the end product of mob behaviour – and their self-justification of it.
Yes, that’s why I’m not ruling out buying a Mac. I’ll need to look into whether there are significant moral differences between suppliers. But at least there are many suppliers of PC hardware, and also several different suppliers of PC operating systems and software. Maybe some of these companies have shown themselves not to be anti-Christian.
Hey, I like the word heterophobe. If the LGBT crowd and friends can use homophobic, why can’t we start spreading this word.
In fact heterophobia is a ‘real’ phobia (ie fear). They really are afraid of heterosexuals, whereas, so called, homophobes are not afraid of homosexuals (although we are afraid of the consequences), we are just speaking out against it.
I’m sure the AFA will be all over this in a flash. I wonder what Apple will do when millions of Christians start boycotting them?
Garth, I don’t mind the approach that Mansel proposes, as a specific reply to a specific action by Apple or anyone else.
Could the more general point be made by building your own set up, rather than relying on a package from one manufacturer?
Then if something like opposition to Prop 8 (or an Australian equivalent) comes up, we can say “excuse me Mr Jobs, your support for this cause (against all logic) has caused me to reconsider purchasing X, one of your company’s products.
I am exercising my freedom of choice, as I don’t want a portion of the purchase price going towards something which is contrary to my beliefs.”
Some random observations:
Gay activists maintain that all opposition comes from fear and hatred, so this principle must equally apply to themselves. Their opposition to alternative views, and attempts to brand them as ‘homophobia’, demonstrate a seething hatred of free speech.
The homofascist movement chose the rainbow as its symbol because it means a covenant with all life on the earth. Like Nebuchadnezzar’s golden statue, everyone will be required to worship it.
If it’s fair to use ‘homophobe’, then in response, it’s equally legitimate to use homofascist, homofundamentalist, sodomofascist, homonazi, alethophobia (fear of truth); and to talk of the coming sodhimmitude, with its gayriah law, enforced by gayattolahs.
FWIW, my PCs and Macs are thesedays bought secondhand, and run Linux or NetBSD.
If any comment against homosexuals should be banned than surely any comment against Christians should receive the same behaviour.
This is true hypocrisy, to tolerate everything except Christians.
I see the GALO lobby as small minded bigots, who can only thrive in the democratic (free to do whatever we darn well please!) West. It is like the Wikileaks; Assange does not get details of what the Chinese, North koreans or Iranians are up to – because he would be killed if he revealed sensitive state secrets, he can only do it with impunity in the West. Democracy will eventually destroy itself – the hope I have is that the Africa, China, India, and South America take on the Christian mantle, the same way Europe did for 100’s of years. The gay mans life time is but a vapour, you reap what you sow, you die and then judgement!
Neil Innes, NT
Iain Duncan, UK
Please use this link to make a stink to Apple: http://capwiz.com/fof/issues/alert/?alertid=20308501
Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch
Bill – took you advice and posted this on the suggested link:
“Please restore the Manhattan Declaration app to your online store. Americans (& AUSTRALIANS such as myself) should be allowed to debate these issues in a reasoned and respectful manner. The opponents off the Manhattan declaration have their say. Let the supporters have their say. I have an iPhone. I will not have another Apple product if you deny my freedom of speech.”
Very well done Graeme. I too sent in a short complaint. I hope many others do as well.
Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch
Thanks for this link Bill. Message sent.
Thanks Bill for leading the way in challenging this encroaching tide of tyranny. Here is the message I sent:
“Please restore the Manhattan Declaration app to your online store. Why allow a few noisy bigots to silence every voice but their own? Where will our great democratic society be in a few short years if they are allowed to promote such intolerance? It strikes at the heart of all the hard won freedoms we hold dear, and you must not be a party to it.”
This is Chuck Colson’s take on the Apple censorship: http://www.breakpoint.org/bpcommentaries/entry/13/15962
Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch
I complained on phone to USA.
Then on iphone feedback form: http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
Then by telephone in Australia: 133 622
Also here is Postal complaint for Australia:
PO Box A2629
Sydney South NSW 1235
Well done Luke
Thanks for all the handy info. Please everyone, avail yourselves of all this info and contact Apple and let them know your concerns.
Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch
Just sent a protest message!
Have just sent a complaint also and I was considering purchase of an iPhone. How is it that a minority group exerts such influence?