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The Iron Curtain of PC Censorship

Nov 16, 2011

In Stalinist Russia, Nazi Germany, or Mao’s China, an integral part of maintaining those totalitarian police states was the heavy hand of censorship. All contrary points of view had to be ruthlessly and forcefully resisted and silenced. No thinking except state-approved thinking was allowed.

We may be glad that we are not living in such barbaric and tyrannical regimes, but the truth is, we are in many ways already living in such a thought police culture. I have documented this time and time again, and I can here offer more such examples.

Let me begin with two recent articles on abortion in the MSM. Both were pro-death pieces which were great examples of mental and moral mushiness. In both case I wrote about them, and in both cases I – and many others – wrote in letters to the editor to give the other side of the story.

And in both cases not one contrary letter appeared – not one. It was a total PC blanket of silence: no letter would be allowed in which was pro-life. And these in two different newspapers which probably think they are the bastion of fairness, openness and objectivity.

Well, not on this issue. On the issue of abortion, there is an iron wall of censorship which will keep out any competing points of view. It is exactly the same with the issue of homosexuality. It is nearly impossible today to find anything at all even remotely critical of the homosexual agenda in the MSM.

Instead, that side of the story is ignored or censored altogether. As I wrote before my new book was published, there would be a complete silence concerning my book as well:

That certainly has been the case: absolutely not a peep out of the MSM or even the homosexual lobby. This is a deliberate strategy of censorship: simply ignore the book and its evidence altogether, and hope that it just quietly goes away.

But to highlight the deliberate agenda setting going on here, consider another book released at the same time. Former High Court justice Michael Kirby’s new autobiography is out, and everywhere you turn in the MSM, there he is, talking about it and his homosexuality and support of same-sex marriage (even though he does not himself want marriage!).

He has been given a dream run everywhere to promote his lifestyle, and not one hostile question was asked, or one dissenting interview allowed. It was all a 100 per cent promotion of homosexuality and same-sex marriage. So books with a different point of view will be completely censored out, while pro-homosexual books will get a free run throughout the MSM.

Related to this is another topic which is the most taboo topic in all of the MSM. Not only is homosexuality heavily promoted everywhere, and any dissenting views absolutely squashed, but one subset of all this is even more of a no-go area.

I refer to those cases of when adult men are caught out with having sex with boys. This is nothing other than homosexual paedophilia and child abuse, but the MSM seems to have sworn a vow of silence on this one. Of course there are a few exceptions. If it turns out this activity has taken place in a church setting, then it is front page news.

Consider the Australian case of a recently deceased sports broadcaster. It seems he committed suicide because he was caught out having sex with some African boys. One of the few journalists to have the guts to actually report on this is Andrew Bolt.

He begins his piece this way: “If Peter Roebuck were a Catholic priest, rather than a cricket writer, would there have been this silence? The silence I mean is the hush by his employers and some close colleagues over what drove him to jump from the sixth floor of his South African hotel on Saturday. In fact, what we need is not silence but some explanations from Fairfax newspapers and the ABC, of the kind that they would demand from the Catholic Church.

“The bare facts of Roebuck’s death were known to media insiders within hours. On his last evening, detectives interviewed him in his room over allegations of sexual assault. In distress, he called a friend, ABC commentator Jim Maxwell. Minutes after Maxwell left, and with a policeman still in the room, Roebuck jumped from a window.”

Yet most of the MSM refuses to even mention any of these sordid details. Why? Well, it does not serve the interests of the homosexual agenda of course, so therefore it must be censored out at all costs. The MSM dare not actually report truth and facts if doing so harms its radical causes.

A very similar situation has just occurred in the US. A leading college football coach has lost his job because of the same activities: sexual relations with boys. The Penn State University defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky had been molesting boys as young as ten.

But again, the MSM has been loath to actually tell it like it is. As Peter LaBarbera writes: “Many openly homosexual (‘gay’) men, like CNN anchor Don Lemon, were molested as boys or experienced abnormally early sexualization. Yet many of these same men do NOT see their boyhood victimization at the hands of homosexual male predators as causing their homosexuality. (This is due partly to the success of the modern ‘gay’ movement that falsely ascribes ‘gayness’ to a person’s (innate) identity, and emphasizes the ambiguous notion of ‘sexual orientation’ as opposed to behavior that is sinful, destructive and changeable.)

“Thus, how many boy victims of homosexual predator Sandusky will end up believing that being homosexual (‘gay’) is ‘who they are’? How many will struggle with sexual identity issues? And how many will be told by LGBT advocates and liberal-minded people just to ‘accept being gay’ as ‘who they are’ because they were ‘born that way’?

“Because the media and academia have largely become apologists for the modern homosexualist movement, they downplay or ignore obvious causative factors in the formation of ‘gay’ identity – including pederastic molestation. CNN’s Lemon is a case in point: he is now an ‘out gay’ celebrity, yet few question the absurdity of him not associating the molestation of his youth with his later embrace of homosexuality as a positive identity.

“There IS a long history connecting homosexuality to pederasty, and a disproportionate link between homosexuality and pedophilia: why else would so many child molestation victims be boys when only 1-3 percent of the population is homosexual? Since cases of women molesting boys remain rare, if homosexuality were not such a strong factor, nearly all of pedophile victims should be girls, which is far from the case.”

And American commentator Michael L. Brown notes that even fellow conservatives are afraid to speak of these issues: “What is it about the Penn State scandal that is ‘glaring; it’s right in front of everybody,’ and yet ‘Nobody has the guts to actually give the explanation for what was going on and why there was trepidation in reporting it’?

“Could it be that the sex abuse scandal involved a man allegedly abusing boys, meaning that the acts were homosexual in nature? And could it be that even Rush Limbaugh didn’t have the guts to address this? (Contrary to the protestations of some, a man who is sexually involved with boys is a homosexual pedophile; a man who is sexually involved with girls is a heterosexual pedophile.)

“Of course, the fact there are homosexual pedophiles does not mean that all (or most) gays are child abusers. Certainly not! And yet even Rush Limbaugh, it appears, would not address this directly…. Within the last few months, both Microsoft and the CEO of Starbucks capitulated to gay activist pressure after two separate petition drives yielded signatures numbering in the hundreds at (that’s right, in the hundreds).

“And one year ago, Apple caved in to gay activist pressure and removed a conservative political and religious app (the Manhattan Declaration), stating that the app was deemed ‘offensive to large groups of people.’ Yet Apple continued to host apps for anonymous gay sex encounters, despite calls for their removal. This is not ‘offensive to large groups of people’?

“But we return to Rush. If, in fact, I misunderstood him, then he has my profound apology. If I understood him correctly, then he has my profound appeal: Speak up, Rush, and don’t be afraid. Surely you have the guts.”

So while there is a media blackout on things like the pro-life position and those critical of the militant homosexual agenda, the other side gets a complete dream run by the MSM. And as I document in my new book, all over the Western world, those who dare to speak up on these matters are being fined, and getting fired, or are being thrown in jail.

Indeed, every one of you needs to watch this video as an example of the war which has been declared against those who insist on religious freedom, freedom of conscience, and marriage as being between a man and a woman:

Here is just one example of so many of people being persecuted simply for standing up for traditional marriage and family values. It is now a very dangerous thing indeed to be a Christian who seeks to publicly affirm the faith. It is becoming more and more risky each passing day.

So the ugly censorship of totalitarian regimes seems to be alive and well in the West. And it is getting worse each passing day. Unless we begin to stand up and be counted here, we may soon lose all our freedoms. And if we do, we will mainly have ourselves to blame.

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21 Responses to The Iron Curtain of PC Censorship

  • I was actually shocked – that was the first i’d heard of anything like what you revealed about said commentator. What a sham in the MSM – no real coverage, just a pile of accolades about how good he was.

    I have recently been reading a series of sermons by Dr M L Jones on Ephesians 6:10-13. He gives a hardhitting series on the ‘principalities and powers’ which we fight against – and this documentation in your article Bill is surely the outward evidence of the spiritual forces at work.

    Shocking as the behaviour of the MSM is here, we need to constantly remember that we are not fighting against ‘flesh and blood’ (i.e. that which we can touch and smell and see with our senses); we are up against a spiritual foe who uses the slaves of sin in his own service.

    We need to have compassion for those who are caught in sin, sharing the gospel with them – and most importantly remembering the armour that we have been equipped with to fight this battle. It will not be won by brilliant arguments or debating skills, it won’t be won by only revealing the truth (the reaction to your book proves this Bill) – although that is important for sure. It will be won as we rely upon our God and fight in the power that He has provided for us.

    Isaac Overton

  • Thanks Bill.

    This issue is certainly proving to be one which sifts the wheat from the chaff.
    Yet another breaking story in which the perpetrators are obviously homosexual, but we can guarantee such a fact will not be mentioned in any MSM reports of the story.
    Thank God this boy was found so early on!

    Annette Williams

  • It is not to hard Bill too understand why we never see the likes of yourself on Q&A.

    Rob Withall

  • From <a href="; class="autohyperlink" title="Pedophilia more common among 'gays'"

    "Child Molestation and the Homosexual Movement," which is soon to be published by the Regent University Law Review and is authored by Steve Baldwin executive director of the Council for National Policy in Washington, D.C. This new report , to quote , states –

    "Overwhelming evidence supports the belief that homosexuality is a sexual deviancy often accompanied by disorders that have dire consequences for our culture,"

    WND reports Baldwin's research finding –

    'The Journal of Homosexuality recently published a special double-issue entitled, "Male Intergenerational Intimacy," containing many articles portraying sex between men and minor boys as loving relationships. One article said parents should look upon the pedophile who loves their son "not as a rival or competitor, not as a theft of their property, but as a partner in the boy's upbringing, someone to be welcomed into their home." '

    Again we can be assured that this report will never earn mention by the MSM.

    One can only shudder and dismay at the future horrors the 'enlightened ones' have in store for society. A wager on how many decades before a Pederasty Vilification Act is tabled ?

    Doug Holland

  • I just read that in the US when it comes to abuse cases of children the ratio of public school staff as perpetrators to Catholic priests as perpetrators is 32000:820 per year. That number of 820 included a conservative expansion factor of 4 to account for non-reported incidents. Yet the church gets lambasted in the media and the school system doesn’t.
    Aaron Downs

  • Bill, pick a time and date and I challenge everyone who reads CultureWatch to email the Editor of both the Herald Sun and The Age at the appointed time and make a complaint about the bias against those who write in opposing same sex marriage and abortion.
    Madge Fahy

  • Encourage Christian youth into journalism. Hard road for them though.
    Graeme Cumming

  • The sitaution in Australia re sexual abuse of children – and the number of boys – is also insightful.
    The current official statistics from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)’s publication ‘Child Protection 2009-10’ show that for sexual abuse, 1134 out of a total of 4155 are boys. (Table A1.3, page named 69). That’s 27%.
    Jenny Stokes

  • Bill,

    I have experienced this kind of censorship recently with my local freebie newspaper, The Northern Times (northern Brisbane). This newspaper published 3 letters in its “Speak Up” Pine Rivers edition, September 2, 2011, p. E8, in support of homosexual marriage. I sent a reply. It was not published and I have not read any letter opposing homosexual marriage in that paper since then. I have written on this issue in “Homosexual unions, homosexual marriage, mass media and politicians”. The Qld govt is currently promoting a Civil Partnerships Bill 2011 that is designed to legalise homosexual civil unions. I have been sending email to State politicians on this issue.

    On the matter of paedophilia: You probably remember the controversy that erupted after the American Psychological Association (APA) published in the Psychological Bulletin, July 1998, a meta-analysis of data on college students that found child sexual abuse did not have the deleterious effects on the child that the general public and some professionals believed. This was seen as the APA supporting (or, at least not condemning) paedophilia and caused quite a ruckus at the time. See an assessment in “The Rind Controversy”.

    When organisations like the APA publish the view that “students with CSA [child sexual abuse] were, on average, slightly less well adjusted than controls. However, this poorer adjustment could not be attributed to CSA because family environment (FE) was consistently confounded with CSA”, we can expect that ungodly paedophilia will become accepted more widely.

    We can expect more promotion of PC, censorship of opposing voices, and endorsement of ungodly lifestyles. However, I will continue to write to newspapers as at least one person has to glance at the letter’s content to reject it – if it is unpublished. Also, we need to continue to challenge the media about this censorship. Don’t forget that we have a communications’ ombudsman here in Australia.

    However, my observation is that not many Christians are active in writing as salt and light to newspapers and commenting online. The late Keith Green’s lyrics are so true: We are “Asleep in the Light”.
    Spencer Gear

  • There is I believe, another PC thread moving in WA.
    I wrote to Sarah-Jane Smith
    and i said “Hi there Sarah
    I would like it if you could answer my question.
    I get the whole choose respect idea and see it has some real
    Benefits for our community and indeed all communities.
    But, I have a real fear that this choose respect platform
    May and probably does, start to blur the lines in the sand.
    By that I mean, the church is in real bind as to what to do
    With the Gay movement and marching and advancing
    So your saying I take it, respect them and in other words
    Appease them?

    And she said “Hi Daniel

    Thanks for your e-mail and interest in Choose Respect.

    I apologise for the delay in getting back to you. I wanted to check with some other people within the Choose Respect Network before getting back to you to make sure the answer I am providing is relevant and accurate.
    I would say Choose Respect is definitely not about appeasement.
    In fact, part of the Choose Respect Code of Behaviour encourages people to seek support if they are not being treated with respect.
    Choose Respect encourages people to use the Code of Behaviour to address concerns they may have. It is okay to raise concerns if you have them but just do it in an appropriate and respectful way. I think this makes sense.

    On a personal note I am not involved or connected to a church or any religion and I have been able to promote the Choose Respect message for what it is. I do understand your concerns but I think we can all still use Choose Respect to make sure that when we respond to something that we may find disrespectful or inappropriate we do it in a way that is respectful to the other party.

    I responded a second time saying “I dont dont want the gay life style being promoted at my childrens school so where in this is me & my family being respected?

    Daniel Kempton

  • Thanks, Bill! You have a habit of hitting the mark!

    With the media being the way it is, and public forums designed for only those who speak in PC terminology (with sadly Christian lobby groups and churches going the same way), perhaps groups such as the ‘White Rose’ should be an inspiration to us all.

    Consisting of a core group of 5-6 German university students (and a professor), they (The White Rose) were willing to get the horrific truth out about the Nazi killing-machine, via leaflets and other means. A number of others eventually joined them. And yes, they paid the ultimate price – with their lives – when they were eventually caught, but they believed in a higher ideal, that some things are worth fighting and even dying for.

    I think it is reasonable to suggest, if we are not prepared to stand up for our smallest and most vulnerable neighbour: the unborn child, it is highly unlikely that we will ever have the tenacity, courage and perseverance to stand up to the ever increasing tide of homosexuality that is engulfing us and our generation.

    May God give us a new heart and mindset to take up our cross and follow Him.

    Trevor Grace

  • Hello Bill, thanks for all the good articles you have written.
    Since I found you site a few weeks ago I have enjoyed reading them.
    I think that many of your articles point out that “Everyone did what was right in his own eyes” I am sure you are aware of this, but this doesn’t mean that we stay silent.
    Thanks to you and your many readers.
    Anthony Van Cooten

  • I find your observations about the MSM bias towards homosexuality quite insightful.

    However I would be cautious about using Bolt as an example of a courageous champion of truth who calls a spade a spade and who bucks this MSM bias. Bolt questions the silence from the ABC and Fairfax and demands answers from them when in fact they do provide answers. On the ABC website they say:

    “Maxwell says police subsequently confirmed to him they were there to detain Roebuck over an alleged sexual assault on a Zimbabwean man in his twenties,” and they also report on Roebuck’s suspended sentence in 2001.

    This does not sound like silence from me but responsible journalism. (It does happen.) The ABC, Fairfax and Roebuck’s grieving friends and colleagues may be awaiting more details from the South African police about the incident.

    Bolt also says in his article that: “We do not know the facts behind the latest allegation against Roebuck.”

    I suggest that this should also be extended to the character of Roebuck’s life. We know he has made mistakes in his life (i.e. 2001) but we don’t know all of the facts.

    Bolt’s comparision of Roebuck with a Catholic priest smacks of sensationalism. We would do well to wait for the evidence and facts of Roebuck’s life to surface before we condem him as a homosexual paedophile.

    Gus McLean

  • Thanks Bill for exposing the truth about Peter Roebuck. The media in W.A. not only omitted his death as suicide but nothing was said about the reason.
    Graham Lawn

  • This is hardly surprising considering Romans 1. But it is good to see such a great distance from the world and what a Christian is, so that it is easier to spot one who is or isn’t a Christian, based on their words and their actions.
    Ian Nairn

  • Censorship is about people continuing to ignore your book? Censorship is people paying attention to Michael Kirby’s book and ignoring yours ? Bill, a bunch of lifted quotes from American extremists won’t get you on anyone’s radar. But keep trying!
    Simon Hunt

  • Thanks Simon

    So Graham Willett, Vicki Harding, Rodney Croome, Julie McCrossin, Dennis Altman, Helen Razer, Peter Tatchell, Andrew Sullivan, Evan Wolfson and numerous other homosexual activists are all American extremists? That might be news to them. So reputable medical journals, scientific journals, and government reports are all just organs of American extremism?

    I just love how your side operates: simply throw mud at the author and the book you have obviously never read, and pretend you are some sort of authority on it, and pretend you are actually making some sort of argument. Thanks for yet again demonstrating so conclusively that you guys prefer name-calling and shooting the messenger to actually dealing with the facts, truth and evidence.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • And still, it’s all about you, isn’t it Bill ?
    Well I guess someone has to pay attention …
    Simon Hunt

  • Thanks again Simon

    So good to see yet more great examples of how your side debates. Utterly ignore every argument, fact and piece of evidence our side presents, and simply go back to what you guys do best: throw more mud around, unleash more ad hominem attacks, and then sit back and fell real good about yourselves. And we are all supposed to be impressed with the calibre of your debating skills here?

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Just keep in mind Bill, every perpetrator of every attack that comes at you from those that oppose your work for the Lord is only doing so because your words are so convicting to them. Deep down they know that they are in sin and going to face judgment one day if they don’t repent.

    Keep doing what you’re doing. One day you will receive the thanks of many of your current enemies who have had their lives changed by the truth of your words.

    Mario Del Giudice

  • Bill, you seem to have kept it together so far, I pray for even more wisdom and faith for you. I`m blown over by how there can be such blanket censorship of homosexual pedophiles, surly they realise we need to bring it out in the open and address these horrors.
    John Archer

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