A Feeding Frenzy : Of “Functional Atheists” and a Distraction from the real issues of Loss of Fundamental Rights ?

England, through the Magna Carta ,  has  played  a  major  historical  role  in the development  of  Parliamentary democracy.

Today however, within its  new  secular  paradigm, the United  Kingdom  places  fundamental human rights , such as  the right to freedom  of  speech, freedom of conscience  and  parental  rights  second  to “rights” to homosexual  behaviour.

The  Jamaica  Coalition for  a Healthy  Society  (JCHS)  asked  Christian Concern co-founder  Andrea Minichiello Williams  to visit  Jamaica  to inform the Jamaican  public  of  the grave  threats  to freedom posed  by  the LGBT  Lobby  in the  UK.

 She  graciously consented  and  gave  several  examples  of persecution of  Christians  for  their  religious  beliefs in  the UK.

Mrs  William  has  also  founded  Christian Legal Concern  to  assist  some  of  these  persecuted Christians  who  have been  fired, demoted , lost  business etc  because  they do  not endorse  homosexuality

 During  her presentation she alluded  to a connection  between  the death  of  Tom Daley’s  father  and   Daley being homosexual .

Mrs. Williams  hypothesis  is in  fact  a very reasonable  one  as  the  following  extract  from an article  by Robert Oscar Lopez, a homosexual himself, suggests  that  older homosexual men exploit the absence of a  father figure  to initiate young males  into homosexuality

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Gay male culture in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and much of Europe is sick.  It is literally plagued with disease — not only HIV (which is rising again), but also syphilis(which has made a comeback).  And Michelangelo Signorile, the dowager prince of gay news at the Huffington Post, admitted at long last what gay watchdog groups had been denying for decades upon decades: the chronic, timeless state of the homosexual man is to chase after pubescent boys.

Signorile has been busy defending 39-year-old Dustin Lance Black, the screenwriter who seduced a 19-year-old boy — and yes, a teenager is a boy, period, even if he is a gold medalist; for heaven’s sake, he can’t even legally drink alcohol in the U.S.  Signorile called the sleazy predation “intergenerational sex” and explained to all the “homophobic” people who might object that in the gay world, it’s normal for old men to sodomize boys.

 Signorile says this is “nurturing” and educational, kind of like being someone’s private tutor, only the tutelage involves lubricant, preparatory enemas, and the tearing of the boy’s rectal lining, all in the name of initiation.  It’s also unsanitary, painful, and likely to interfere with whatever development the boy might have toward eventual sex with women.

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Mrs. Williams statement has  generated  significant  anger  among  LGBT  activists  and  some church  leaders  who  appear  to  be  “functional  atheists” .

These “ functional atheists”  in the  leadership  of  the Church of  England appear  to have  little  concern for freedom of speech, freedom of  conscience or  parental rights.

Jamaica’s “buggery law”   does not  outlaw homosexuality but  activities  such as fisting, felching, farming, scat, chariot racing, jack hammering  and anal penetration, a repertoire  of intimate behaviour  recommended  to Men who have Sex with Men (MSM)  by  British Charity Terrence Higgins Trust  on its  Hard Cell Playroom website.  The British Government has paid Terrence Higgins Trust  to prepare material  on  sexual education for some British school children 

The  following  are  a part  of  the feeding  frenzy.

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Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist (Independent) http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/uk-evangelist-says-tom-daley-is-gay-because-his-father-died-9013365.html

Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist

Christian Concern founder Andrea Minichiello Williams angers gay rights campaigner after speech in Jamaica

 JAMIE  MERRILL  Wednesday 18th December 2013

Wednesday 18 December 2013

The head of a British evangelical Christian lobby group has angered gay rights campaigners by urging Jamaica to keep same-sex intercourse illegal and reportedly suggesting  that Tom Daley is in a relationship with a man because his father died.

To the dismay of mainstream church leaders Andrea Minichiello Williams, the founder of Christian Concern, spoke at conference in Jamaica to lobby against the repeal of the Caribbean island’s controversial law banning gay sex.

Mrs Williams, an elected member of the Church of England General Synod, the body which creates church law, apparently said that Jamaica had the chance to become a world leader in battling foreign pressure to decriminalize same-sex intercourse.

“Might it be that Jamaica says to the United States of America, says to Europe, ‘Enough! You cannot come in and attack our families. We will not accept aid or promotion tied to an agenda that is against God and destroys our families,'” she reportedly said at the event, which was held earlier this month in Kingston.

According to the news website BuzzFeed, which reported her alleged comments, she argued that it’s a “big lie” that homosexuality is inborn and blamed the “lack of the father” and “sometimes a level of abuse” for creating homosexual feelings.

She reportedly illustrated  this by pointing to Olympic diver Tom Daley who came out as gay earlier this month. She is said to have added that he is “loved by all the girls and had girlfriends” and had “lost his father to cancer just a few years ago”.

Yesterday Martin Warner, the Bishop of Chichester, where Mrs Williams was elected to the General Synod in 2011, condemned the comments.

He told the Independent that they had “no sanction in the Church of England” and that they “should be rejected as offensive and unacceptable”.

Tom Daley with his father Robert at the British Academy Television Awards in 2008. Mr Daley died in 2011 (PA)Tom Daley with his father Robert at the British Academy Television Awards in 2008. Mr Daley died in 2011 (PA)
While the gay rights charity Stonewall said it was “sad” that Mrs Williams is “supporting the prosecution of gay people simply for how they were born”.

Dr Keith Sharpe, vice chair of Changing Attitudes, an Anglian body calling for full equality for LGB&T people, said that her “bigoted outburst amount to dangerous hatemongering”.

He added that “Jamaica is one of the most dangerous places in the world for LGB&T people who suffer homophobic intimidation and violence on a daily basis” and that endorsing its laws on gay sex amounted to supporting the “vilest form of homophobia in a most terrible cultural situation.”

Mrs Williams is also the founder of the Christian Legal Centre, which funds high-profile cases “to protect the freedoms of Christians in society”. These include the failed 2012 appeal by Lesley Pilkington, a therapist struck off after offering to “cure” an undercover reporter who was posing as a gay patient.

Christian Concern said Mrs Williams was “unavailable due to a private matter” yesterday.

Next month she is set to address conference for the “ex-gay movement”, which is set to discuss controversial gay-to-straight conversion therapy  at Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Westminster

The conference, which is entitled Setting Love In Order, will discuss controversial gay-to-straight conversion therapy and comes after Labour MP Geraint published a Private Members’ Bill in Parliament aimed at banning gay-to-straight conversion therapy by regulating the psychotherapy sector.

According to the conference website it seeks to protect “the freedoms to believe, to exist and to change when homosexual feelings are unwanted.”

Mrs Williams will be joined on a panel by Dr Michael Davidson, the founder of the Core Issues Trust, who in the past has described homosexuality as a “developmental aberration”. Dr Davidson told the Independent he did not view “homosexuality as a disease”.

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Tom Daley was turned gay by death of his father, claims leading evangelical Christian (The Times)http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article3954027.ece

‘Tom Daley turned gay because his father died’: Christian charity founder’s outrageous comments during speech where she urged Jamaica to ‘keep gay sex illegal’ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2526297/Tom-Daley-turned-gay-father-died-claims-Christian-charity-founder.html

Evangelical Christian sparks anger after suggesting Tom Daley is gay because his father died (Evening Standard)http://www.standard.co.uk/news/celebritynews/evangelical-christian-sparks-anger-after-suggesting-tom-daley-is-gay-because-his-father-died-9014711.html

CofE General Synod member Andrea Minichiello Williams urges Jamaica to keep law that criminalises homosexuality (National Secular Society)http://www.secularism.org.uk/news/2013/12/cofe-general-synod-member-andrea-minichiello-williams-urges-jamaica-to-keep-law-that-criminalises-homosexuality

Christian Concern Founder Urges Jamaica Keep Homosexuality Criminalized (Barthsnotes blog) http://barthsnotes.com/2013/12/13/christian-concern-founder-urges-jamaica-keep-homosexuality-criminalized/

Christian Concern’s Jamaica Anti-Gay Controversy Grows ( Barthsnotes blog) http://barthsnotes.com/2013/12/22/christian-concerns-jamaica-controversy-grows/

Bishop of Chichester comments on homophobic remarks (Thinking Anglicans blog, with Changing Attitudes press release)http://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/archives/006364.html#more

Selection of tweets:

West Sussex Humanist
@CConcern Would Jesus condemn homosexuals to imprisonment/death? Andrea Minichiello Williams is dangerously warped. Remove her from synod.

3:55pm * 20 Dec 13 * web

Mark Caruana
@CConcern Like being an evil cow made Andrea Minichiello Williams straight.

4:50pm * 19 Dec 13 * web

Lee W Dalgleish
I’m wondering if @CConcern & @A_Minichiello should be categorised as a “Hate Group”. A bit like Westboro, just not quite as bad. #Christian

2:37pm * 19 Dec 13 * web

@CConcern You represent all that is nasty and bad in the history of religious abuse; your extravagant bigotry is a stain on humanity. Sham e!

7:15am * 19 Dec 13 * Twitter for iPad

Mark Russell
Most Christians will be appalled by the comments of @CConcern encouraging Jamaica to keep it’s draconian laws against gay people.

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