I want to use this article to expose how the push for ‘equality’ in the World today is not being understood, nor applied fairly, nor can be realised anyway. It is written without hatred for anyone; OK!
The Stonewall ‘Bigot of the Year’ award has been ‘won’ by MP Iris Robinson whose Biblical view of homosexual behaviour earlier this year was greeted with horror by many tender politically correct ears.
Mrs Robinson expressed her belief that homosexual behaviour was an “abomination” and that homosexuals can be cured, yet added, “I was very careful in saying that I have nothing against any homosexual, I love them; that is what the Lord tells me, to love the sinner and not the sin.”
Despite the gracious clarification, it was too hard to swallow for Ben Summerskill et al, so the MP won the award “overwhelmingly,” according to Stonewall.
The ‘losers’ included registrar Lillian Ladele who refused to register civil partnerships because of her Christian views on marriage and Lord Devon, the owner of Powderham Castle, who would not host civil partnerships or weddings on his estate.
Last year’s ‘Bigot’ award went to the Bishop of Hereford for not appointing a homosexual man to the post of church youth worker. He was fined £47,000.
Stonewall’s Chief Executive Ben Summerskill is an Equality and Human Rights Commissioner, with responsibility for championing “equality and human rights for all, working to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society”.
That sounds great, eh? Unfortunately, this means everyone is to surrender to the LGBT agenda – but there is trouble with ‘equality’ even within their own ranks: The ‘T’ for transgender people do not feel equally treated.
The report in pinknews.co.uk says that a “group of around 70 trans protesters gathered outside the event to protest the nomination of Julie Bindel as Journalist of the Year,” as they say her articles are ‘transphobic’.
Lisa W asked in the comments section, “Why wasn’t Julie Bindel nominated for Bigot of the Year? She shares Iris Robinson’s views on ‘curing’ people through therapy of their sexual identity, only directed towards transsexual people.”
‘Flapjack’ comments, “Sounds like Stonewall needs to get it’s own house in order before labeling others as bigots. If you can’t take your transgendered constituents seriously it doesn’t give LGBT solidarity a good name.”
Another comment, from Vincent, calls for Mrs Robinson to be treated like a criminal for her right to freedom of speech.
Vikki K added, “Shame Stonewall didn’t have a ‘hypocrite of the year award’ they would have won hands down!”
My regular readers will remember my saying and it is so apt here: there is no equality – there is only a hierarchy of ideologies.
Stonewall’s Hero of the Year was the openly homosexual bishop, Gene Robinson, which proves that people in religion are great if they agree with you.
Contrast this with Stonewall welcoming the Government’s decision not to allow Catholic adoption agencies to opt out of new discrimination laws. Some of these agencies are closing rather than betray their belief that children deserve, wherever possible, a mother and father.
Ben Summerskill said: ‘This is a triumph for 21st century tolerance over 19th century prejudice’.
I would say that it is more like the 19th Century, where more needy children will have to be put into state-run care homes instead of the loving families that they would otherwise have gone to had it not been for the likes of Stonewall’s obsession with gaining power over the consciences of the majority.
At Stonewall’s 2008 Equality Dinner, “Sir Ian McKellen, a co-founder of Stonewall, gave a rousing keynote speech about the charity’s ‘tireless work for equality’. He shared with the 540 guests that he had visited Tony Blair on behalf of Stonewall three months before his election as Prime Minister. ‘I reeled off Stonewall’s demands, and he nodded, wrote them down and put a tick by them all. Then he said we will do all that.’
What is clear is that when everyone is fighting for disparate ‘equality’ issues, there will inevitably be conflicts of interest. It is another way of divide and rule that benefits a malevolent government.
Equality? I say, let us work on meritocracy and remember we have two ears and only one mouth.