In a nutshell, language is what enables us to make sense of ourselves, to share meanings in common within society, and to exercise power for good or evil. When we are asked to extinguish the existing meaning of something by attaching new ones to it, we curiously want to know and understand why we should do this before we agree to it. However, when we find that language is being changed furtively and with particular political intent designed to serve the interests of a particular group and to diminish those of others, we tend to become very suspicious. We rightly complain, expose and decry the stealth because it indicates to us that those behind its use have something to hide from us. So what happens when homosexualists try to employ this strategy through the media and they get caught out? The short answer is that they get cranky and do everything they can to muzzle anyone who attempts to point this out.
And our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see, till we come in the midst among them, and slay them, and cause the work to cease. [Nehemiah 4:11]
If you have been active arguing and fighting online against homosexualism, no doubt you have encountered a persistent bombardment of hate-filled comments directed at you. This is of course something that many of us have come to expect when we challenge any or all of the dehumanising ideologies of death, like abortionism, homosexualism, atheism and radical feminism. Veterans of online social media and commentary battles develop thick skins and the persistence of rocks in midstream. They have to if they are to keep their sanity and sanctity of belief.
This is a response to what I think is an eminent example of a sustained but highly incompetent homosexualist attack. This particular specimen has been trolling the forum, to bait everyone he could in an online discussion which developed in response to an article titled Should Australia have a referendum on same-sex marriage? This on an excellent website maintained by a group of people who openly identify as holding Christian values and traditional views on important contemporary issues like same sex marriage and abortion: Mercatornet.com.
Love thy neighbour, except for Christians whose values we don't like: anti-discrimination law that discriminates
“The more corrupt the Republic, the more numerous the laws” (Tacitus)
I have been mulling over whether I should write this piece. A few days ago The Conversation published an article by a philosophy lecturer. It is titled, Love thy neighbour: religious groups should not be exempt from discrimination laws, and it has stirred the pot quite a bit, so to speak, with nearly 500 comments discussing the argument forwarded by the author. In Australia there is a move afoot by the Federal Government to introduce a national Bill, which is proposed to replace various Federal anti-discrimination legislation, consolidating them into one. The Bill was introduced by Australia's Attorney General, Nicola Roxon and the Minister for Finance and Deregulation, Penny Wong. A parliamentary inquiry is underway, which has received hundreds of submissions.
Imagine you are sitting on public transport and opposite to you two men begin to kiss passionately and fondle each other's genitals You stand up and move to another seat. One of them withdraws his tongue out of the other man’s throat to shout after you, “Homophobic bitch!”, and releases his grip on on the other man's crutch to flip you his index finger. The other man follows with his own quip: “Get used to it, breeder”. This is not fiction. It happened to a young woman on a train I was traveling on not so long ago. I observed the terror and the tears on her face, as she looked down and visibly shrunk in her seat, cowered.