“The remedy for speech that is false is speech that is true. This is the ordinary course in a free society. The response to the unreasoned is the rational; to the uninformed, the enlightened; to the straight-out lie, the simple truth”.
….. Judge Anthony Kennedy …….
United States v. Alvarez, 567 U. S. ____, *16 (2012).
LGBT activists and their supporters clearly do not agree with Judge Kennedy.
From the inception of the highly successful LGBT campaign in the USA which has spread to other western nations culminating in same sex marriage their strategy has been name – calling, lying and bullying whilst at the same time claiming to be victims.
This previously successful strategy has begun to attract unfaltering names and may well have serious negative impact on the lobby.
Atheist lesbian Professor Camille Paglia described them as being “utterly fascist , utterly Stalinist” when the lobby sought to punish Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson for his Biblical beliefs. The unflattering descriptions continue.
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Watch Out For The Anal Ayatollahs
Published: Tuesday | May 27, 2014 0 Comments
THE EDITOR, Sir:
In his excellent and penetrating commentary titled ‘Bain beheaded by gay Taliban’ (May 25, 2014), your Sunday Gleaner columnist Daniel Thwaites refers to the powerful gay lobby as “ayatollahs of anal who will brook no dissent”. I think it prudent to remind both the print (as well as other forms of media) that very likely, they are next in line to be dismissed or silenced if these ayatollahs have their way.
I refer specifically to three amusing and accurate cartoons by Las May published in the Gleaners of May 22, 23, and May 25, respectively. Do you think that if there is a repeal of the Offences against the Person Act, sections 76, 77, and 79 (more commonly known as the buggery law), that the media would have been allowed to get away with printing this kind of commentary, however satirical or entertaining?
I assure you, it would most certainly not, because if that law is repealed, all sexual acts would be of equal value and any negative comments on same would be seen as hate speech.
In short order, I believe that the media would find themselves facing many lawsuits, and this, no doubt, would become extremely costly. Eventually, the route taken would be to not print or report on anything that might be considered offensive to the gay community.
The media would be, for all intents and purposes, effectively silenced. (Please see the free-speech case in Canada pertaining to Hugh Owens v the gay community which dragged on from 1997 to 2002 and in which the media were sued).
I note carefully a report on the front page of The Sunday Gleaner of May 25, 2014 in which Dr Carolyn Gomes, executive director of the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities, is said to have argued: “One of the things that we carefully did was to keep it out of the media (Professor Bain’s dismissal) because the media is not the most healthy place to have a rational discussion.”
The article further goes on to state that she argued: “Much of the public comment on the matter has been uninformed and print media, in particular, including The Gleaner, have been horrible in the reporting of the matter (the matter being Professor Bain’s dismissal).”
If print and other media are not the place for rational discussion and the place where the public can state their “uninformed” views, I wonder where else is? On the contrary, the media houses are to be particularly lauded for their excellent coverage of the dismissal of Professor Bain by allowing the public to weigh in on both sides of the issue.
As Jamaicans, we pride ourselves on our freedom to express our opinions, and this is what a free press thrives on. We cannot afford to let anyone, however powerful they are perceived to be, have us running scared because of threats of withdrawal of funds or fear of losing visas. Freedom in all its forms is precious. After all, our forefathers gave their lives for it. We must not give it away lightly.
Continue to be bold and entertaining, Las; be courageous, media houses; be fearless citizens of Jamaica.
Surrendering To Gay Gestapo
Published: Tuesday | May 27, 2014 2 Comments
THE EDITOR, Sir:
I hang my head in shame at the leadership of my university for its eunuch-like stance in addressing the contract concerning Prof Brendan Bain. Rather than dealing with relevant issues that should have guided it in the determination of the continuance of Prof Bain’s contract, the university delivered a cowardly and chilling blow to our constitutional rights enshrined in the Charter of Rights to freedom of expression.
What is Professor Bain’s crime? He provided expert professional/scientific evidence in a case in Belize, on matters in which he has vast knowledge and professional expertise. This evidence was given without editorial or other comment as to how the case should be determined.
The content of his evidence, however, provided inconvenient truths for those who support the LGBT agenda and, as such, Prof Bain has been vilified, castigated and burnt at the stake by those supporting the LGBT agenda.
What makes this sick is that the university has capitulated to this nonsense.
Doctors, beware in giving expert evidence! Citizens of Jamaica, beware! LGBT rights trump rights to freedom of speech! We are proceeding down a Gestapo-like path. I am ashamed of my university’s leadership.
Attorney-at-Law & Pastor