As the marriage wars intensify, so too does the heavy-handed assaults by the militant homosexual lobby. They have long specialised in intimidation, deception, harassment and hate campaigns. They have just ratcheted things up a few more notches.
And the duplicity and deception that goes with it is quite incredible. Earlier this week a piece appeared in the Australian claiming that the homosexual activists wanted to see the same-sex debate conducted with civility and decency. Here is how the article began:
“The gay marriage movement has taken the unusual step of making a ‘pledge’ to respect the views of people who oppose same-sex weddings on religious grounds in an attempt to blunt arguments by the Christian lobby and Catholic Church.”
Yeah right! As one who has long been on the receiving end of the homosexual activists, I found this to be rather interesting. Indeed, for over twenty years now I have been subject to their “respect”. I have lost count of all the hate mail and death threats I have received from this friendly bunch. Indeed, for many years I simply trashed all their ugly and downright diabolical attacks on me and my family.
However more recently I have started to save these filthy, vile and obscene attacks. After all, this is the group which speaks the most about tolerance, acceptance and learning to just get along. But I have found that this group is the most intolerant, hate-filled and malicious bunch around.
Thus I now save all their nasty missives, and I may one day publish them all in a book. Perhaps I will entitle it, “More Sweetness and Light From the Tolerance Brigade”. Nothing like letting the other side speak for itself. Simply quoting their own words is a revealing exercise.
Of course I am not alone in receiving all this toxic hate mail. Anyone who dares to stand up to the militant homosexualists will also experience firsthand their wrath and bitterness. They think they have a right to go through life completely dismantling Western civilisation without anyone raising the slightest protest.
Sorry, but there are far too many people who are passionately interested in the institutions of marriage and family to just roll over and play dead. They will stand up and fight for these most valuable of social goods, and they will resist the wrecking ball of the radical social engineers.
But what exposed these remarks of the homosexual lobby for the hollow and deceptive rhetoric they really are was a piece in today’s Weekend Australian. For those of us involved in these battles, the article told us nothing new. But since most people would not be aware of the issues involved, let me draw your attention to this article.
It tells of how the homosexual activists have been intimidating websites which have allowed a contrary point of view to be heard. They have targeted sponsors, resulting in financial loss, and the possible closure of sites. This of course happens all the time by these militants, but let’s look at this particular case in more detail.
Christopher Pearson puts it this way: “Graham Young is the founding editor of a well-regarded e-journal called On Line Opinion, and is a regular contributor to The Australian. I’d describe him as belonging in the centre of the political spectrum, perhaps tending to mild conservatism.
“In December he published a piece arguing the case against gay marriage by the pro-family campaigner, Bill Muehlenberg, and then a series of spirited exchanges on the merits of the argument. It was not the first article he’d run on the subject; that honour had gone to Rodney Croome, a gay activist. Nor were most of the essays run opposed to gay marriage.
“Young commented on the blog in mid-December. ‘The On Line Opinion approach is one that many find difficult to accept, and we are currently under attack from a number of gay activists because we dared to publish [Muehlenberg’s essay] which is mostly a pastiche of comments by gay activists, even though the majority of articles I can find on the site support gay marriage. And by attack I mean attempting to intimidate me, sponsors or advertisers. How ironic . . . when we are sponsoring the Human Rights Awards.’
“When I spoke to him on Wednesday, Young said it wasn’t the first time advertisers had made life hard. A group called Ethical Investments had objected after their ads sometimes appeared on pages alongside articles questioning anthropogenic global warming.
“On account of the Muehlenberg piece, Young told me two major advertisers had just pulled out: the ANZ Bank and IBM. Comparing this year’s January gross ad sales with last year’s, he calculated that revenue from his main category of advertising had fallen by 96 per cent. Young is worried that these bizarre decisions will adversely affect other websites as well as his own and could even lead to some of them closing down.”
There you go: more love, acceptance, tolerance and respect from the homosexualists. Readers can peruse my article for themselves (see link below). As mentioned, it mainly consists of quotes from the homosexual activists. Yet the homosexual lobby considers this to be hate speech!
Just as Islamic activists in the past have convinced judges that to simply quote from the Koran amounts to vilifying Muslims (I refer to the two Dannys case in Victoria), so too homosexual activists are now insisting that we not be allowed to even quote from their own sources!
Of more interest were all the angry and malicious comments attacking me under my article. Of course this happens all the time. Whenever I dare to speak truth about this issue, the activists will attack me. They almost never actually address the arguments or evidence I offer. They simply resort to ad hominem attacks.
This is par for the course: don’t actually try to deal with fact and evidence; just smear your opponent. It is always so much easier than actually arguing a coherent case. And one can imagine that Graham Young had to refuse many of these comments for being far too nasty and obscene. I have to do the same all the time on my website.
But the lies, vilification and ugliness of their responses were just incredible. As just one example, one angry commentator made a bold-faced lie about me and my activity: “The Family Council of Victoria recieves thousands of dollars in donations, Bill Muehlenberg (the spokesman) is only doing what he is paid to do by posting biased quotes from people, with the intention of creating homosexual marriage myths. That is the truth people.”
Sorry, but the truth is this: the Family Council of Victoria receives no donations, and I receive no wages from them. No one does. It is a completely voluntary organisation, which I just happen to belong to. But the activists will simply throw out any lie in the public arena, without fear of consequence.
Just as earlier Marxist morality consisted of anything which furthered the cause of communism, so too it seems the homosexual lobby will try to get away with anything to advance their radical agenda. Indeed, I have debated these folks for years now, and the lies, falsehoods, deception and mud-raking that I am exposed to is quite remarkable.
So this is but the most recent example of how the activists want to show “respect”. In this case they will seek to shut down anyone and anything that dares to differ with them on their attempts to remake society in their own image. It seems that no amount of force and/or dirty tricks is off limits for these thuggish activists.
No wonder so many others who have experienced their heavy-handed threats and attacks refer to them as the gaystapo. This is a very malicious and dangerous outfit which will seek to silence any and all opposition. While they are free to try to do this in a democracy, by their very actions they of course are destroying democracy.
But they don’t seem to care, so hell-bent are they to transform the entire Western world into a gayocracy. If real freedom, democracy and diversity have to be crushed in order to bring in their brave new world, then so be it. But those of us who care about such things will not be so easily intimidated, silenced or shouted down.
We will keep standing up for what is right, even if we all end up in prison for trying. But some things are worth fighting for. Marriage and family, and freedom and democracy, are some such things that we must always stand up for. Who will join me?