FOR ANTI-HOMOSEXUAL STATEMENTS
By: Selwyn Duke
does the Islamic world and Europe have in common? There are actually many similarities,
but one is this: in neither place are Christians allowed to fully express their beliefs
without fear of persecution.
for Eurasia, its Ministry of Truths latest handiwork is the arrest and punishment of
an American street preacher who dared speak of sin in that land once known as Scotland.
The victim is 47-year-old New Yorker Shawn Holes, who was on a UK tour when he was
arrested in Glasgow after running afoul of UK hate-speech laws. Writes Pink
said that while preaching, a number of gay couples stopped to listen and asked him about
his views, which he said seemed like a set-up.
asked about his views on homosexuality, Holes said: Homosexuals are deserving of the
wrath of God and so are all other sinners and they are going to a place
this Oldspeak transgression, Holes arrest was followed by the imposition of a
£1,000 fine, which is a harsher penalty than even some Britons who commit violent crimes
much about hate speech laws over the years, and I wont rehash the
old arguments except to again point out that all hate-crime law is an attempt at thought
control. Instead, Im going to point out another bias relating to this situation and
others like it.
a UK blog called Harrys place, writer Peter Tatchell defends Holes, saying,
[I]n a democratic, free society it is wrong to prosecute him. Criminalisation is not
appropriate. Yet he also takes pains to polish up his politically correct
credentials and writes, Mr Holes is obviously homophobic and should not be
insulting people with his anti-gay tirades. He should be challenged and people should
protest against his intolerance. And this attitude is reflected in the title of
Tatchells piece: Freedom of speech must be defended
also echoed in reader
comments on the Holes case, where respondents focus on the mans alleged
homophobia. But, question: why the fixation on the preachers homosexual
commentary? Note that what he said was, Homosexuals are deserving of the wrath of
God and so are all other sinners
In other words, it doesnt seem that Holes is nearly as fixated on homosexuality as
are his critics. After all, his frame of reference was all sinful behavior so he is
perhaps better described as sinphobic (as we all should be) yet all the
homophiliacs do is take issue with his condemnation of one particular sin.
I do understand the situation. Unlike homosexuals, adulterers, fornicators, and apostates
arent protected groups under British law. Its also true that
homosexuality is the one sin Holes mentioned by name. Yet this might only have been
because homosexuals were asking him questions about their behavior. What would have been
the focus had the preacher been approached by militant adulterers?
even this isnt the point. It is rather that there are no militant adulterers to
speak of, but there is an organized homosexual movement. And like all leftist causes, it
has been very successful at framing the debate.
works like this: the left takes something, in this case homosexuality, out of the closet
and tries to normalize it. Then, when traditionalists simply play defense and try to
preserve the status quo, the leftist social engineers shout, Why are you so hung up
as if a man comes up to you, starts wildly directing blows at your head and then, when you
put your hands up to block, says, Why are you getting so violent! Youre a
hater! Yeah, I guess I am. I hate having my head bashed in for no reason.
some of us also dont want Truth, tradition, and virtue bashed in for no reason. But
it isnt hate that drives the best of us, for we are true soldiers who, to paraphrase
Chesterton, fight not mainly because we hate what is in front of us, but because we love
what is behind us.
dont really know who is going to end up burning in hellfire, as thats
Gods judgment. I do know, however, that the left has set the whole West on fire
and then accuses traditionalists of being hung-up on flames when we simply attempt
to douse the blaze. And with civilization threatened with being reduced to ash, it just
makes one wonder if it isnt time for another great flood.
Duke is a writer, columnist and public speaker whose work has been published widely online
and in print, on both the local and national levels. He has been featured on the Rush
Limbaugh Show and has been a regular guest on the award-winning Michael Savage Show. His
work has appeared in Pat Buchanan's magazine The American Conservative and he writes
regularly for The New American and Christian Music Perspective. He is a regular
contributor to Ether Zone.
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Selwyn Duke can be reached at: SelwynDuke@optonline.net
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