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We Love Our Pets (And Love Shooting the Messenger)

Sep 22, 2012

I have recently written about one brave Australian politician who was crucified by the media and even fellow colleagues for daring to speak the truth in public. For his efforts, Cory Bernardi has been pilloried and viciously attacked, and has been forced to resign from one of his positions. See my write-up here: billmuehlenberg.com/2012/09/19/in-defence-of-cory-bernardi/

But for suggesting that redefining marriage out of existence can possibly lead to others demanding their “rights” such as the polyamorists, and even those into bestiality, he is still being hounded and viciously attacked by the PC forces of tolerance and diversity.

This is all about the censorious stranglehold of political correctness, a secular left pro-homosexual MSM, and gutless politicians who refuse to support their own. It is also about shooting the messenger. The truth is there are all sorts of folks calling for the acceptance of bestiality, both within and without the homosexual community.

Indeed, one of the world’s ‘greatest ethicists,’ who even wrote the article on ethics for the Encyclopaedia Britannica is quite in support of it. So while Professor Peter Singer gets a Companion of the Order of Australia for his work, Cory Bernardi gets tarred and feathered and run out of town for his. Go figure.

BTW, you can see Singer defending bestiality here, on the ABC show Q&A with the host and most folks just joking about it, thinking this perversion is all just good fun: www.youtube.com/watch?v=veBr6bB-ISk&noredirect=1

The more radical the homosexual activists get, the more they embolden other sexual activists to push their agendas. It is happening big time with group marriage rights campaigners, incest rights campaigners, paedophile rights campaigners and bestiality rights campaigners.

So let me offer just a small sample of those pushing for their rights to ‘human-animal love’. I present them in no particular order, but it should be clear that a cumulative case can be made here.

-Headline: “Indiana Woman Wants to Marry Her Pet Dog – Tries to Rally Support From Gay Rights’ Activists”. The story begins: “Cassandra White of Northern Indiana has petitioned her local government to allow her to marry her dog Brutus.  White has sent several letters to gay rights activists to help her lead the march to stop discrimination against her and those like her who should get to ‘marry whomever they want’.  Ms. White has made several unsuccessful attempts to get a marriage license after listing only “Brutus” in the section asking for FULL NAME OF PARTY B on marriage certificate form.”

It concludes: “Ms. White applauded President Obama for announcing that he is in support for gay marriage and quoted the president saying, ‘I was so happy to hear President Obama yesterday comment on gay marriage.’ Ms. White is asking the state of Indiana to recognize what the president said and change their perspective on allowing her to marry Brutus. White has also received support from ‘Freedom To Marry Our Pets Society’ who plan to organize a protest in Washington to change definition of marriage to include pets.”

-A woman in Ghana has married her dog. The bride, Emily Mabou, 29 said this: “For so long I’ve been praying for a life with a partner who has all the qualities of my dad. My dad was kind, faithful and loyal to my mum, and he never let her down.” She claims that her relationships have all been with “skirt-chasers and cheaters.” The priest who performed the ceremony told people not to mock the wedding, but instead “rejoice with her, as she has found happiness at last.”

-Another incredible but true headline: “Leading Gay Activist Frank Kameny Says: “Bestiality OK ‘as Long as the Animal Doesn’t Mind”. Said Kameny, “If bestiality with consenting animals provides happiness to some people, let them pursue their happiness.”

-“Zoophiles” are now coming out of the closet. A very lengthy article on this entitled “Those Who Practice Bestiality Say They’re Part of the Next Sexual Rights Movement” has gone into quite a bit of detail on this. It begins this way: “During his sophomore year in high school, Cody Beck finally got fed up with hearing homophobic cracks. If his classmates thought being gay was weird (Beck was openly bisexual), he had a confession that would blow their minds. He told them he is sexually attracted to dogs and horses.

“‘I just couldn’t keep it in anymore, Beck says. Just for the hell of it, I figured I’d throw it out there and have them make fun of me even more. Which they did. An 18-year-old from Arizona who graduated from high school this past year, Beck says classmates taunted him by calling him Bestiality Dude. Being a ‘zoophile’ in modern American society, Beck says, is ‘like being gay in the 1950s. You feel like you have to hide, that if you say it out loud, people will look at you like a freak.’

“Now Beck believes he and other members of this minority sexual orientation, who often call themselves ‘zoos,’ can follow the same path as the gay rights movement. Most researchers believe 2 to 8 percent of the population harbors forbidden desires toward animals, and Beck hopes this minority group can begin appealing to the open-minded for acceptance.”

And of course these folks will tell you it is an orientation – they just can’t help it. Where have we heard all this before? “Among the seven zoophiles I consulted for this article, all say that theirs is an orientation and that to meet the definition, one must not harm an animal. For this reason, a man who has sex with chickens, for instance, is not a zoophile because the act is sure to hurt if not kill the chicken. Zoophiles I spoke with say they are as opposed to forcing sex upon animals as the rest of society is opposed to the rape of humans.”

-A homosexual pride march in Spain was quite happy to have their bestiality mates along for the ride. As one report states, “‘I like dogs, I like apples, in my bed I sleep with whomever I want,’ was one of the principal chants in the Gay Pride Parade last week in Madrid, where hundreds of thousands marched through the streets to advocate ‘gay rights’ and homosexualist ideology, according to local media reports.”

-And this just in from Florida: it seems legal loopholes are allowing folks to share the love with their animal friends. As one news item says, “Eric Antunes, 29, was arrested in May on charges of child pornography and bestiality. Prosecution has now dropped the bestiality charges due to a ‘loophole’ in Florida law. One man’s unique case may have uncovered a loophole in Florida law that allows for certain forms of oral sex between humans and animals.

“Eric Antunes, 29, was arrested in May on charges of child pornography and bestiality. After allegedly finding images of child pornography on his home computer, investigators say they searched his cell phone and discovered photos of Antunes engaged in sexual acts with his girlfriend’s three-legged dog. Florida outlawed bestiality in October 2011. When Antunes was first arrested, many believed he would be among the first few people to be prosecuted under the new law.”

These are just a few of many examples which I can present here. I presented more such cases of this in my earlier article on Bernardi. Once we allow marriage to be destroyed by the sexual militants, then anything goes. And all the various sexual activist groups know it.

A few decades ago pro-family forces were mocked, ridiculed and treated with contempt when they said that allowing de facto unions full marriage rights would open the door to homosexual marriage rights being demanded. They were derided and scorned as hysterical, fear-mongering extremists holding repugnant views.

Hmmm, exactly what they are saying about Bernardi right now.

www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/bernardi-pulls-out-of-uk-summit/story-fn59niix-1226479350411
www.dividedstates.com/indiana-woman-wants-marry-her-pet-dog-tries-to-rally-support-from-gay-rights-activists/
www.lemondrop.com/2009/07/08/woman-marries-her-dog-seriously/
newsbusters.org/forums/topic-discussion/leading-gay-activst-frank-kameny-says-bestiality-ok-long-animal-doesnt-mind
www.browardpalmbeach.com/2009-08-20/news/those-who-practice-bestiality-say-they-re-part-of-the-next-gay-rights-movement/
www.lifesitenews.com/news/homosexuals-march-in-madrid-cheering-bestiality-and-demanding-affective-sex
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/23/florida-bestiality-law-oral-sex-loophole_n_1621001.html

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21 Responses to We Love Our Pets (And Love Shooting the Messenger)

  • Plenty more examples here:

    “Denmark’s animal bordellos – in which people pay for sex with horses and other beasts – are advertising on the ‘Net and drawing customers from as far away as Norway, Germany, Holland and Sweden. As long as no one gets hurt – including the animals – Denmark won’t prosecute. Neither Denmark and Norway have any laws banning the practice of bestiality – at least not yet. The proprietors – and presumably customers as well – have convinced themselves and the governments involved that the animals are experienced and welcome the chance for this intimate interaction with another species.”

    http://www.wnd.com/2006/09/38058/

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Bill,
    Keep up the good work.
    Perhaps an advantage of Peter Singer’s work is that he does take things to their logical conclusion. He happens to think that the logical conclusion reached is fine, whether infanticide or bestiality. As Q&A showed, people didn’t seem to be upset with the logical conclusion. Let a Christian point out the same logical conclusion, and watch the sparks fly.
    In fact Singer and Bernardi, though from contradictory viewpoints, are showing what has been argued for years: i.e. if one’s sexual tendencies are the criterion of morality, then it is impossible to find any limit.

    Fr Luke Joseph

  • Bill,
    You are so moronic. If you wish to argue against gay marriage…go for it. You make yourself look completely absurd by always ALWAYS insisting on talking about beastiality/polygamy etc etc. You are intelligent enough to know that you are being completely ridiulous in equating the issues together.
    Aaron Wyllie

  • Thanks Aaron

    We realise that your side seems to be not very good at reading, comprehension or accepting evidence, so let me say it one more time. It is not me making this connection – it is your side making this connection loud and clear, as I just laid out both in this article and in other articles. The evidence is all there. But we understand that you guys don’t deal in evidence. You simply do the very thing I discuss here – you shoot the messenger and pretend the facts will somehow just go away. Sorry bud, but the facts remain, no matter how much you choose to live in denial, and pretend I did not just quote homosexuals making this very connection.

    But the rest of the world can see facts and evidence when it stares them in the face, even if you choose to keep your head in the sand. They are able to grasp what is clearly being said here by your side. They can see when homosexual activists themselves argue for bestiality, polyamory and so on. They are not wilfully blind, or deliberately deceptive.

    Oh, and by the way, calling me names three times in a very short comment simply yet again demonstrates to the whole world that you and your side have no facts or arguments to make use of, only name calling. It is known as the logical fallacy of the ad hominem. I get it all the time from you guys.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Aaron, did you actually read this article? Because I assure you that your comment looks “completely absurd” when placed below this article because the article itself answers your objection. Apparently you did not read enough of it to notice this however?
    John Symons

  • Thanks for another well researched article Bill. I’ve been linking to your articles as I’ve been blogging on Andrew Bolt’s web site. Not all are getting posted, but I believe Andrew still reads them.
    David Roberts

  • You know, this shouldn’t be hard for so-called Christians who promote the homosexual lifestyle.
    I’ve had a few conversations about interpreting the sexual immorality laws of Leviticus. The typical cry of ‘We’re under grace now, not law!’, followed to it’s logical conclusion, means that bestiality, incest and more, are also to be approved of.
    All manner of sexual perversity is either condemned, or approved. You can’t cherry pick.
    Lauren Hughes

  • Don’t be too hard on Aaron. He belongs to a very large family of online commentators who are brilliant at commenting on articles they have not really read, if at all. The fact that they continually misinterpret what is written shows their consistency and their loyalty to the great and noble cause of misrepresentation.

    David Morrison

  • Thanks guys

    These folks do perform a very useful service, by confirming everything we have just said. They provide real life illustrations of the very thing we have just been talking about. So we at least gotta give them thanks for so nicely making our case for us!

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • The Australia New Zealand Bank is sponsoring a gay and lesbian event in November in Adelaide and as a result I will be closing a credit card account I have had with ANZ for many years.

    Righteousness exalts a nation, not tolerance.

    Joy Rosy

  • Sadly, I’m not surprised to see attitudes on bestiality changing. When you take away religious reasons for being against bestiality, all you’re left with is the issue of the animal’s ability to give verbal consent. However, animals don’t verbally consent to being hunted, farmed, eaten, ridden, used to pull carts, kept as pets, put on a leash, neutered, etc., so an animal’s ability to verbally consent to things doesn’t matter. So then you’re left with “well, as long as it doesn’t hurt the animal…”

    Amy Smith

  • Oh Annette, I was getting outraged and ready to post something, then saw your link about the asparagus eel. I can’t think straight now.

    Anna von Marburg

  • Thanks for the warning about ANZ sponsoring a sinful event.
    Bill, you know how to put the truth out. It shows the others, their sinful living and they do not like being exposed.
    Keep up the God honouring and God living writings.
    Judith Bond

  • Bill, thanks to you and several other Christian leaders for keeping us informed and inspired to act and pray against the bill on same sex marriage legalization.
    Ultimately, thanks to God for sparing our nation but we can see that the fight is never over.
    I am grateful to our Parliamentarians who voted “no” on the bill. Those who spoke against passing the bill spoke wisely and with courage.
    But Senator Bernadi was shamefully treated, especially by some members of his own party, who chose to distance themselves from his reasonable comments rather than to support him. It is not “alarmist” to call on the slippery slope argument with concrete examples. After all, we got to this unthinkable point by a series of prior decisions to cave in to militants of one form or another. Think of prior laws, especially those that weakened censorship laws.
    It was a shameful moment to call oneself an Australian when Singer was given a Companion of the Order of Australia. The voting down of the SSM bill last week was a proud-of-Australia moment.
    We need fundamental transformation so will now need to focus on praying for people all over this earth to turn to God and surely God’s encouragement is tangible with this outcome.
    For Christians who think we don’t need to worry about laws, just converting everyone will be OK, I believe that at that strategic level, the level of national and state laws, we create leverage for a person’s orientation to be towards or away from God because we are creating a society that is conducive to Christian faith or otherwise.
    The Liberal Party wonders why the polls indicated a rise for Labour over the last few days. Maybe the polls reflect disaffected Liberal voters over its treatment of one of the Liberal Party’s strongest social conservatives.

    Angela Parham

  • Thanks Judith

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Yes quite so Angela

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • The insatiable pursuit of more and more sexual highs – with some people flirting with death in auto erotic asphyxiation, people wanting to inflict their unsolicited sexual lust on unsuspecting animals, and now we hear of an eel being introduced into someone’s rectum – are all a reflection of spiritual emptiness which can never be satisfied. All these empty, broken people will end up with is the face they deserve and darkness in their eyes which reflects the darkness of their soul.

    They do it because they can. They don’t believe in God, so what does it matter?

    A woman in Ghana has married her dog. Of course she has – her dog doesn’t answer back and she is in total control. To sustain a marriage, emotional maturity is essential; and look at the people who are lobbying for homosexual marriage and the redefinition of marriage,who we are told make up a tiny proportion of the population. Anyone who disagrees with them on grounds of conscience is screamed at, bullied and defiled and in this they are condoned by governments. These are the responses of petulant children, not the emotionally mature adults I mention above.

    They don’t believe in God, they perceive no unseen presence in the void. Jesus said in John 4 v.24 God is a Spirit. He said he would send another Counsellor who is the Holy Spirit who leads to all truth. People with a spiritual perception and awareness will recognise this and believe whereas others, in the thrall of the god of Mammon, excessive material wealth and greed, or who put all their faith in Humanism, will not. It is never too late to repent of sins and to seek atonement and in the spirit of love, to desire to live in grace and find joy in simple everyday things

    Rachel Smith, UK

  • I think the “as long as it doesn’t hurt the animal” argument shows that our society has forgotten that laws about sexual morality weren’t in place merely to prevent cruelty (although that is important too) but also to preserve the dignity and conscience of valuable human beings.

    It really doesn’t surprise me that the people Singer discussed on Q & A were experiencing terrible guilt and disgust at themselves. If only their “sexual therapists” had pointed them to the forgiveness and redemption in Jesus, for there will be no other cure for their distress.

    I hate to think that kids, teens, anyone might hear the message that messing with animals is ok, and then, experimenting with such perversion, will clothe themselves with so much guilt and self-hate that they shut off their consciences completely. What a dreadful message for Singer to be promoting.

    Genevieve McMahon

  • Yes quite right Genevieve

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Yes David and another excellent way to have arguments with everyone is – Ignore quotation marks, italics, or indented quotations, and attribute them to the quoting author.
    By doing this, one can make the author appear to say all sorts of crazy things.
    Daniel Kempton

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