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Perils of the PC Police

Jun 2, 2015

Everywhere in the West we find the thought police of political correctness out in force, stomping on anyone who dares to go against the party line. Nowhere is this more evident, and nowhere are the jackboots stomping with more ferocity, than in the area of sexuality – especially homosexuality.

big brotherLet me offer a few more brief examples of this (in addition to the hundreds I have already documented in other articles and in my books). The first example comes from Australia. The push is once again on for homosexual marriage there.

(As I have mentioned a few times, I leave the country for a few weeks and all hell breaks out!). And for daring to oppose this, the leader of Australia’s biggest union has been targeted by the thought police – in his own party:

A tribute to long-serving union leader and retiring ACTU senior vice-president Joe de Bruyn was pulled on the final day of the labour movement’s triennial gathering because of outrage over his stance on gay marriage and his union’s approach to industrial agreements.
Based on a draft resolution obtained by The Australian, the ACTU congress would have awarded Mr de Bruyn its -“meritorious service award” in recognition of his long leadership of the conservative Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association. The backlash against Mr de Bruyn would have been led by the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union, with Victorian branch secretary Paul Conway being nominated to speak against the resolution.

I happen to know Joe. He is a terrific guy, and he has had me speak various times at his conferences. But for simply declaring that marriage is between a man and a woman, this Labor stalwart is being punished by the gaystapo in his party. How tragic.

The second example comes from California where Governor Moonbeam, as he is known, has again declared war on marriage and family:

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Monday a bill that deletes the terms “husband” and “wife” from the state’s marriage law and replaces it with “spouse” in order to accommodate same-sex marriages. The bill, put forth by Democratic Sen. Mark Leno, takes a provision of the California Constitution that recognizes marriage as being between a man and a woman and replaces it with more gender-neutral language. The legislation takes effect Jan. 1 and reflects the legality of gay marriage in California after a decade of litigation. The law also removes limits on recognizing same-sex marriages performed out of state.

Yep, just obliterate the most important social institution ever, and pretend there are no such things as husbands and wives. Way to go Jerry. But some Christians do not seem to be any better. Over in the UK we have some churches falling for the gender bender agenda:

The Church of England is to debate plans to introduce a ceremony akin to a baptism to mark the new identities of Christians who undergo gender transition. The Rev Chris Newlands, the vicar of Lancaster Priory, has proposed a motion to the General Synod to debate the issue, after he was approached by a young transgender person seeking to be “re-baptised” in his new identity. The motion, which was passed by Blackburn Diocese last month, calls on the House of Bishops to consider whether it should introduce a new service to mark the milestone in the life of a trans person.

Oh dear. But given that I am in Canada now, let me conclude with a look at the situation here. Homosexual marriage was passed in 2005. Things have gone all downhill since then. One Canadian, Dawn Stefanowicz, is well qualified to tell the story of how the granting of special rights for homosexuals takes rights away from others. She begins a recent article as follows:

I am the daughter of a gay father who died of AIDS. I described my experiences in my book: Out From Under: The Impact of Homosexual Parenting. Over fifty adult children who were raised by LGBT parents have communicated with me and share my concerns about same-sex marriage and parenting. Many of us struggle with our own sexuality and sense of gender because of the influences in our household environments growing up.
We have great compassion for people who struggle with their sexuality and gender identity—not animosity. And we love our parents. Yet, when we go public with our stories, we often face ostracism, silencing, and threats.
I want to warn America to expect severe erosion of First Amendment freedoms if the US Supreme Court mandates same-sex marriage. The consequences have played out in Canada for ten years now, and they are truly Orwellian in nature and scope.

She concludes:

Wedding planners, rental halls, bed and breakfast owners, florists, photographers, and bakers have already seen their freedoms eroded, conscience rights ignored, and religious freedoms trampled in Canada. But this is not just about the wedding industry. Anybody who owns a business may not legally permit his or her conscience to inform business practices or decisions if those decisions are not in line with the tribunals’ decisions and the government’s sexual orientation and gender identity non-discrimination laws. In the end, this means that the state basically dictates whether and how citizens may express themselves.
Freedom to assemble and speak freely about man-woman marriage, family, and sexuality is now restricted. Most faith communities have become “politically correct” to avoid fines and loss of charitable status. Canadian media are restricted by the Canadian Radio, Television, and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), which is similar to the FCC. If the media air anything considered discriminatory, broadcasting licenses can be revoked, and “human rights bodies” can charge fines and restrict future airings.
An example of legally curtailed speech regarding homosexuality in Canada involves the case of Bill Whatcott, who was arrested for hate speech in April 2014 after distributing pamphlets that were critical of homosexuality. Whether or not you agree with what he says, you should be aghast at this state-sanctioned gagging. Books, DVDs, and other materials can also be confiscated at the Canadian border if the materials are deemed “hateful.”
Americans need to prepare for the same sort of surveillance-society in America if the Supreme Court rules to ban marriage as a male-female institution. It means that no matter what you believe, the government will be free to regulate your speech, your writing, your associations, and whether or not you may express your conscience. Americans also need to understand that the endgame for some in the LGBT rights movement involves centralized state power—and the end of First Amendment freedoms.

So do Australians. Welcome Brave New World of PC homosexual coercion. Goodbye freedom.

www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/industrial-relations/joe-de-bruyn-tribute-dumped-over-gay-marriage-stance/story-fn59noo3-1227373670522
www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/8/california-gov-brown-signs-bill-deleting-husband-w/
www.theguardian.com/society/2015/may/21/proposal-for-transgender-baptism-to-go-before-church-of-england?CMP=share_btn_fb
www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/04/14899/

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12 Responses to Perils of the PC Police

  • http://victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/bernard-gaynor-publishes-statements-that-homosexuals-corrupt-children-and-are-akin-to-pedophiles/
    (Ignore the Headline – it’s generated by the reblog button. I refute that claim – Bernard Gaynor is a great Catholic Warrior for truth like Bill)

    That link is a letter of my appeal to a lesbian feminist who will cut ties with a serial homosexual littigant who was thrashed in court last Monday, with the judge recusing herself for ex-parte meetings with Gary Burns. Gary Burns got famous for suing Jeff Kennet for being critical of an unemployed gay rights activists volunteering to massage young boys at AFL/Netball Bonnie-Doon Benella Club Limited and demanding that the child belongs to the state, and the state can over-rule the parents of the club and re-instate his access to the children.

    Even homosexuals from what I hear are turning against the gay dads front. That link is surely an interesting read.

    All Homosexual Vilification case law in Australia (as only one state has that provision) comes from one judge mostly and one serial applicant. And after last Monday – it’s all in jeopardy. Not a conspiracy theory folks. Bernard Gaynor is tweeting this. And the decision/transcript has to come out eventually!

  • Another fine piece Bill.

    Would Canberra really be stupid enough to impose upon Australia the mess that the US & Canada are with regards to matters homosexual?
    Surely someone in Canberra is going to speak out seriously on the matter, as there are enough problems on the social front already with Islam, Ice and fatherlessness.

    Anyway, restrictions on citizens freedoms is exactly what awaits Australia in the near future, and that is why there is an immediate push by homosexuals for ‘marraige equality’ to be legalised in Australia via a conscience vote in parliment – before the truth gets to the public – and they vote against it.

    If the public new just 50 truths about homosexuality in the US, Canada & Australia, and it’s intents, they would vote to make it again an illegal act.

    And the cost of their taxpayer funded sexual healthcare bill is huge in Australia, as homosexuals are very promiscious and reckless with their sexual healthcare. They should instead be made to pay for it as they use it, like we do with dentistry.

    The pot of taxpayer gold at the end of the rainbow should be taken away from homosexuals[and hetrosexuals] and put to better use, as free healthcare just encourages gays to keep pursueing their irresponsable, damaging, and selfish lifestyles.

    God Bless Bill, and again many thanks.

  • That unionist should leave the labour party, it is no longer what it once might have been, but corrupt from the top down. The ACL asked us to write a letter to the labour party asking them not to kick out those who oppose ssm, appealing to their commitment to “”tolerance” ” but I think those who do oppose it are better off in another party. Like a previous comment said “never mind rocking the boat, lets sink the ship”. Sounds true in the case of the labour party, sorry to those who have given the better part of their life to it, but there has to come a time when we put God first and trust him to find another work for us to do.
    Many blessings
    Ursula Bennett

  • You couldn’t make this stuff up! When I first read “1984” I thought nothing like that would happen in the very near future, but sadly it has.

    Dawn Stefanowicz and others like her should be given prime media interviews but instead there’s a conspiracy of silence.

  • Sadly I knew this was coming down the pipeline. My parents printed a book for a bloke here in Australia many decades ago called “the final warning” it came in 7 volumes (way back in the late 70’s early 80’s). Which is why I have never involved myself in any business that involves sanctioning gay lifestyle. Better to be poor than conducting idol worship with the ba’al worshippers.

  • More pro-SSM bigotted anti-bigotry here;

    Vandals spray ‘bigot’ on doctor’s surgery after he ‘stands up to the gay marriage juggernaut’ – but he vows to continue to oppose law change

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3106610/Vandals-spray-bigot-doctor-s-surgery-stands-gay-marriage-juggernaut-vows-continue-oppose-law-change.html#ixzz3bundTWZd

  • To borrow from Aldous Huxley: “Ah, brave, brave new world!” – a technologically advanced dystopia where the state controls its citizens with soma, fertility is regulated by pharmaceuticals and state-run incubator labs. Where the only altruistic character is driven to suicide and human sexuality has been stripped of personal intimacy and fidelity…

  • Neil, I appreciate your comment. My dilemma is now, how do I choose a phone-internet provider that doesn’t support ssm? Optus was just named on a list of companies that do and Telstra I believe has supported the mardi gras for years. What about Voder phone? I really want to be responsible in this, but must admit, the thought of having no phone or internet concerns me a little as they are my main means of communication. I do believe I have heard of an internet provider that is supposed to work on christian principles, but the choice of land line poviders is a little more limited. Any ideas?
    Many blessings
    Ursula Bennett

  • Hi Ursula, that is such an absolutely cool name, I hardly ever see it.
    Firstly, my point was, I have never formed a business that will need to deal with the alphabet soup group, as in things that go against my beliefs. such as gay pride marches, commitment ceremonies and the like.
    I do understand you concern though, so my thoughts are thus.
    I do not need all the fancy gadgets they provide, so I get the most basic unit that will fulfil my requirements. (my phone is really old style, doesn’t have all the wiz bangs and add on’s, it makes and receives phone calls and texts, plus stores some information. I am on a pre paid system, so I only have to spend what I use. It ensures the least amount of my money is going into their pockets, probably only enough to cover what I use, with none left over for debauchery funding.
    I am also on the lowest internet service I can afford to get away with, no bells and whistles, the bells and whistles are what help pay for debauchery.
    Food wise, we shop for whole foods, not over processed rubbish that will do your health no good anyhow, grow our own veggies, and share with members of our church for other food stuffs, such as meat and eggs. I am aware that my wife are lucky, being in the country.
    We have yet to purchase anything from a bakery, as we also have some fantastic Sisters in our Church who bake better than the best of them, veggies for a nice big cake, knowing that they do not bake for debauchery. We also make our own bread from scratch.

    We might live in the modern world, but we can do some old school things. If possible. Otherwise, do as little business with the world that has enjoined itself with the world.

    Anyhow, that is how we do things. Hope that helps a bit. Go old world, leave the fast dissolving one behind.

  • We closed our ANZ account after 20 years and told them why.

  • Thank you Niel, really appreciate your time, yes we are on the same page and do similar things within our capacity. We try to buy things whole sale too where we can, but even Ben Ferny flower mill in Dubbo is halal, go figure,not easy to buy Australian and none halal, but that’s where the farmers market comes in.
    Many blessings
    Ursula Bennett

  • Hey Ursula,
    flour, ok, try looking at purchasing it directly as wheat, preferably from a whole sale seller. you can purchase multi grain grinders, do a google search for them on hobby farmer or off grid sites.
    If your local supplier goes halal, look again online for wholesalers.
    For every challenge out there, there are ways to “cheat” the system, if you know what I mean.

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