If there ever was a reason to immediately halt taxpayer funding of “our” ABC, it was last night’s edition of Q&A. Of course just about every episode of this show for the past five years has been reason enough to privatise the national broadcaster.
But what we saw last night really did take the cake. It was absolutely atrocious: the most biased, bigoted, one-sided joke I may have ever seen on the ABC. Of course I predicted a week ago that this would be bad: billmuehlenberg.com/2013/05/21/another-abc-stacked-deck/
But even I was surprised at how horrendously bad it really was. There we had the usual sole conservative/Christian voice (Fred Nile) pitted against a hostile panel and moderator, and at least 90 per cent of the audience. So what did we have there? 150 to 1, or something like that? In other words, a fair debate, in the eyes of the uber-secular left ABC.
The ABC Charter must state somewhere that its sole mission in life is to attack, oppose and assault all traces of conservatism and Christianity. This show really was just diabolical in every aspect. So the question is, why bother? I have done many, many such “debates” over the years, and they are not a nice experience, I can assure you.
You are always the lone voice pitted against a whole host of hostile opponents. But truth needs to get out into the public arena, so I have done these things countless times. Hopefully a trickle of truth gets out, and hopefully a little light will break through in some darkened minds and hearts.
Thus you do it, even though it is such a nasty experience. So well done to Fred for having the courage and the commitment to subject himself to this official, deliberate witchhunt by the ABC. He handled himself gracefully and respectfully, even though the entire hour was about one thing only: throwing as much mud, dirt, abuse and vilification as possible at the man.
He also boldly proclaimed the gospel message more than once. Given how everything was set against him, this was perhaps the best he could do. He was never allowed to respond properly to any of the attacks. He was constantly cut off by the “moderator” Tony Jones and the other belligerents on the panel. And the audience hurled its fair share of abuse at him as well.
Some folks complained that perhaps Fred did not do as well as he might have. Of course it is easy for armchair critics to make such complaints – they are not there on the frontlines in the heat of battle. Under the circumstances he handled himself very well.
Of course he is not a philosopher or a trained apologist. He is an MP and a Minister. So taking on reprobate Bishops, world-class atheists, and other mentally and morally mushy panellists was never going to be easy or fair. A real and proper debate would feature, say, one philosopher against another, or one scientist against another. It would not feature one man against 150 abusive haters.
A debater must be very well read, quick on his feet, able to do instant lateral thinking, and cool under pressure. Few can do that. Sure, I would have answered a few things differently, but that is easier to do from the comfort of your living room. Not only was Fred hopelessly outnumbered, he would have been up against a spiritually dark environment as well.
The entire night was a set-up job, designed to do one thing only: to mercilessly attack Fred. That was all it was about. The very first question demonstrated that. It was a complete set up: Q&A got a homosexual to throw out one of their typical questions: “You say sexuality is all choice, so when did you choose to be heterosexual?”
This is such a tired and lame objection, but the activists actually think it is some sort of knock-down winner. Yeah right. Fred rightly said he was born heterosexual. We all are of course. In a very tiny minority of cases, such as the Intersex condition, there are chromosomal abnormalities, as in Turners Syndrome, etc. But this has absolutely nothing to do with the homosexuality debate.
As counsellors who work with homosexuals who want to go straight will tell you, nearly 100 per cent of them grew up in a home with a weak or absent father, or with abuse. Overwhelmingly it is environment, not biology, which determines this. I document this fully in my book Strained Relations.
The foolish atheist Lawrence Krauss – who I thought was weak as water all night – threw out the old canard about homosexuality being found amongst animals. Oh puh-leese, spare us. We also find animals killing their own, and eating their own, to be quite common as well. So should we do that as well? Is that morally acceptable too?
The apostate “Bishop” Gene Robinson went on about some utter baloney that sexuality is fully determined by age three. Oh give me a break. Had Fred known about his background (I am not sure if he did) he simply could have replied, “Oh, so your sexuality was all set by age three – so why were you happily married to a woman, and with children, for most of your life, before dumping them for your male lover?”
This rank heretic (who was actually brought out from America by false shepherds here in Australia), even went on to suggest that Jesus was unusual, lived an alternative lifestyle, leaving the option open that he may have been homosexual. Why am I surprised that the ABC was so happy to have him on board?
All up, the homosexuality debate ran for the entire first half of the show, with every single person on the panel against Fred. What an appalling excuse for a fair debate. The other half of the show was just as reprehensible. Everyone there, for example, except Fred, ran the idiotic line that Islam and Christianity are basically just the same, and both have their bad egg extremists.
And Krauss actually started whining about how bad it is for people to label others and have an “us v them” mentality. And what exactly was he doing all night, except labelling religious folks and saying it was all about science vs faith etc? The very thing he said we should not do he was involved with the entire time. What a fool, as scripture says of atheists.
All up there was only one voice of sanity, reason and moral clarity the entire evening. If these other leaders and eggheads were supposed to represent the best of Australian and overseas thinking and leadership, then we are all toast. It was simply shocking how bad these others were.
Every one of them was completely steeped in moral relativism, secular humanism, and postmodern moonbattery. And the ABC pats itself on the back, pretending it is offering informed and intelligent debate. They are doing nothing of the sort.
They are just pushing their secular left agenda at every turn. And why are we not surprised here? As I wrote in my article mentioned above, a survey found that 41.2% of the ABC journalists who declared their voting intention said they would vote for the Greens, followed by 32.4% for Labor, and 14.7% for the Coalition. That says it all.
Oh, and next week we will see this played out all over again, this time with Senator Cory Bernardi the sole conservative/Christian voice. Once again we need to support him and pray for him, but once again it will simply be a case of being thrown to the lions – all at taxpayers’ expense.
If you would like to complain to the ABC about their suffocating and insufferable bias in general, and for last night’s ludicrous show in particular – and you should – you can contact them here: www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/contact-us.htm