A DAMNING report – headed Homosexual ‘cure’ is hell for many – has been published today in Melbourne’s Sunday Age. It details the activities of Christian groups in Australia aping their crazy counterparts in the US by offering “conversion” programmes to tormented gay people.
According to the Age, there are five such programmes in Melbourne and at least ten interstate. Modelled on America’s ”ex-gay” groups, all have fundamentalist Christian roots. Many view homosexuality as an illness that can be cured – an approach some describe as ”pray away the gay”.
The UK gay Humanist charity, the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT), has no regrets at the news that Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is to stand down.
PTT Secretary George Broadhead said:
The appointment of Dr Rowan Williams ten years ago was welcomed by some LGBT activists, notably Christian ones, as they believed him to be on the liberal wing of the Church of England and would take a benign stance on LGBT relationships and rights. However, they were soon disillusioned.
IF THERE’S one thing many Catholics are really good at is demonising their victims. The latest instance of this despicable trend concerns a Maryland woman, Barbara Johnson, who was humiliated by a Catholic priest during her mother’s funeral earlier this year.
According to The Advocate, when Johnson came forward to receive communion, Father Marcel Guarnizo, the vicar of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Gaithersburg, told her, in front of others in attendance:
ALL we seem to hear these days from the “persecuted” Christian brigade is that they are having their rights trampled upon by militant atheists. Worse still, they insist, many of these pushy non-believers are hell-bent on shoving a “gay agenda” down the throats of the faithful.
This prompted ANDREW JOHN to create a brilliant audio response.
RIGHT now the Telegraph is running a poll which asks: Should gay marriage by legalised?
The poll, which is not at all going the way bigots would wish, was prompted by the giddy gurglings of former Archbish of Cant, Lord (of the Wedding Rings) Carey, who – writing in the Daily Mail, claimed that a government proposal to change the status of marriage:
Constitutes one of the greatest political power grabs in history.
In September, it was announced that the coalition Government would legislate for same-sex marriages by 2015.
YOU just know that anyone who can claim that it is virtually impossible to contract HIV through heterosexual sex is a fool of the first order.
Yet some people seem to think that Stacey Campfield, 42, a ginger, blue-eyed state legislator in Tennessee, is someone to be taken seriously – so seriously that an anti-gay bill he authored last year was passed this week by a House education subcommittee.
Stacey’s “Don’t say gay” bill aims to outlaw informing Tennessee kids about homosexuality before they reach the ninth grade. Campfield insists his bill, which would limit class discussions to “natural human reproduction science” in public schools, is necessary because homosexuality is more dangerous than heterosexuality.
UGANDAN legislators just won’t let go of their obsession to outlaw homosexuality. Like a dog returning to its vomit, they are reported to be planning once again to debate the country’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
It was first introduced as a private member’s bill by MP David Bahati in October 2009. Bahati is an evangelical Christian and a member of the Fellowship Foundation, also known as the Family, a US-based Christian and political organisation which arranges the annual prestigious National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.
CAN “One Million Moms” be wrong? Oh yes. Very! And this week the anti-gay, fundamentalist Christian hate group – a better name for which would be “One Million Morons” – is licking its wounds after a disastrous attempt to have popular TV talk show host and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres sacked by the retail chain J C Penney.
WITH some reservations, the UK gay humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) has welcomed the unequivocal support for gay rights given by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his speech to the recent African Union summit.
Discrimination based on sexual orientation had been ignored or even sanctioned by many states for too long, Ban Ki-moon told the summit. He told delegates that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity: