The "gay" lobby is leading a major assault on liberty.
I must generalise because though there may be a few sensible "gay" folk, the current spate of bullying by this group is getting out of control.
Extracts from Angela Shanahan's article in The Australian yesterday illustrate the grave threat to liberty from those who have NO IDEA about what it means. Liberty is not license. Liberty is underpinned by accountability. Liberty MUST be consistent with nature. Gay marriage is NOT consistent with nature.
FREEDOM of speech has been dealt yet another whack by the gay lobby determined to get its way on same-sex marriage and, what is worse, it was done in the name of human rights.
Last week the deputy chief psychiatrist of Victoria, Kuruvilla George, resigned under pressure from his position on the Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission.
His resignation came after Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young and various members of the gay lobby queried his professional judgment and his deeply held views on marriage. His crime? He signed a petition against same-sex marriage, as part of a doctors' group called Doctors for the Family.
The petition pointed out that the health of the natural family is vital to the health of society and that homosexual relationships are not a suitable environment in which to bring up children. The petition was signed by 170 doctors and had numerous academic medical references (and some interesting non-academic ones from the likes of Andrew Sullivan) to back up their opinion.
The irony here is that the gay marriage lobby, by pressuring the unfortunate professor into resignation, has used the human rights commission to effectively abuse someone's human right to express an opinion. But that is par for the course. The use of the human rights mantra to intimidate will become even worse. There was no bar on the professor signing the petition, either as a citizen or in his private capacity as a doctor, as both the attorney-general of Victoria and Deputy Premier made clear. George made no mention of his office as deputy chief psychiatrist. Nor is the professor anti-gay. He told me this week: "I am not anti-gay or anti-anyone for that matter. The submission was purely about changing the definition of marriage and legalising 'same-sex marriage'. Nothing about being anti-gay, which I have been portrayed to be. It is this injustice that has pained me the most."
The intimidatory "Right Think" of the political gay lobby now includes the entirely confected notion of "marriage equality". If one opposes this artificial notion, it is now seen as tantamount to gay bashing.
The gay lobby embarked long ago on a policy of using human rights law and human rights bodies to get its own way. It has already gone a long way to achieving its aims.
Plenty of lay people feel in conscience that the homosexual lobby is pushing a distorted, artificial view of marriage in order to further normalise a sexual preference. We have enough problems with children born in ordinary families without wantonly playing with the lives of any more children.
The issue here is that a confected idea of "human rights" is being used as a form of ideological intimidation
George told me: "I feel rather battered and bruised from the events of last week. I was shocked by the way I was targeted, though I did not make any mention of my various positions when I signed the submission to the Senate. I have learned the hard way that 'human right' and 'freedom of speech' is relative and it depends on how politically correct one is."
But there is worse. Freedom of conscience is threatened because human rights commissions are now seeking, through legal change, to overturn conscience. That goes to any issue, not just gay marriage. The diktats of human rights commissions are replacing conscience.
I'm extracting from the doctor's petition below. Original can be downloaded by clicking this.
We believe that marriage as reflected and proclaimed in the Marriage Act 2004 “…the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life” to be the basis of healthy marriage and family.
We believe that marriage as defined is the basis of a healthy society. We submit that the evidence is clear that children who grow up in a family with a mother and father do better in all parameters than children without.
We believe it is important for the future health of our nation to retain this definition and we oppose moves to alter this definition to include “same-sex marriage”. We also believe marriage as currently defined is more stable than so-called same-sex “marriage”.
We further submit that legalisation of same-sex marriage will have significant ramifications that have been confirmed by research.
I fully support these sentiments, but I don't base my arguments on "significant ramifications" or research.
This is NOT a scientific issue. Marriage is a FUNDAMENTAL natural institution of society that can't be changed by man. Children have evolved to grow naturally with a father and mother (even if one of the parents dies at an early age). Marriage is a protected species of human institution and no "natural right" accrues to those who want to destroy it.
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