Larry Hughes gives his take on the Ashers cake case and what he terms the homosexual equality agenda. Larry Hughes is a history and politics enthusiast.
The media saturation in recent times concerning the Asher’s court case ruling combined with recent television debates has brought into sharp focus the referendum on same sex marriage. The yes campaign has received the endorsement of the party leadership of all the main parties. After recent developments however there appears to be a growing concern that what is being presented as a civil rights and equality issue may in fact be just the beginning of a much greater onslaught by the homosexual equality agenda.
Perhaps the conduct and attitude of the yes campaigners is in itself reason for the vast majority of people in our society to take a step back and consider what we are being asked to approve of on a pretext of decency and sentimentality to a minority pressure group. A group which itself has shown almost zero respect or consideration for anyone else’s feelings and values. It is a campaign that very much tells us if we are not with them we are against them. What exactly is going on behind the homosexual agenda disguised in a cloak of modernity and trendy liberalism and what sort of Pandora’s Box might a yes vote open up?
It is difficult to deny anyone the right to be happy or to love another human being. Gender or sexual preference is an irrelevance on this score and rightly so. Same sex marriage is unobjectionable on face value. Why shouldn’t homosexuals be as legally miserable as the rest of us? It is instinctive and humane to be drawn to the positivity and simplicity of this message. The reality is though that in recent televised debates some light was shed upon a homosexual agenda regarding the desire to adopt children and the ‘right’ to have a family. It has been stated that it was identified that legal status in marriage for homosexuals would be required as a first step in order to progress on this front. Others have labelled this a red herring and a scare tactic by the no campaigners. It has raised the issue of the desirability for legal clarity on the adoption and family law area in advance of the referendum taking place. Seemingly several attempts were made to amend the referendum legislation in this regard but were summarily rejected. Why?
All the political leaderships have jumped on the same sex marriage bandwagon as the trendy and just option. It is difficult to judge if this is from political opportunism and the desire to be seen as trendy by career politicians with no real interest in anything but the next vote, or from a fear of the PC brigade. The yes campaign on closer scrutiny has been a negative and quite rude one. If you are not in support of homosexual same sex marriage and even worse have the audacity to raise questions regarding the issue then you are ‘archaic’ and a dinosaur living in denial of the modern new trendy and cool world. Not a good approach when votes are required. If they are so rude now what will they be like after a yes vote? Let us just take a look at this. It is surely about time that someone did so.
I am using the term homosexual agenda here rather than ‘gay’ until someone can perhaps enlighten me as to why two grown men engaging in anal intercourse is something to be celebrated by the rest of society as ‘gay’. Not to mention, where and when exactly did the rainbow become the designated emblem and property of the homosexual minority? Something disturbing in the cake debacle is that a couple of kiddie’s television characters were used to advance a homosexual agenda. No one seems to feel able or confident enough to raise such questions for fear of the wrath of the ‘not so gay’ homosexual community and liberal brigade raining fire and brimstone upon their heads.
Arguments have been made for and against the judgement in the Asher’s court case. With the verdict in their favour the homosexual campaigners are very forthright in their support of the law and haven’t missed an opportunity to cite the ‘law’ now in their favour. Others may find the saying the ‘law is an ass’ particularly apt in this case. The bigger picture is that if this is an indication of what a favourable verdict will bring on a cake icing issue then perish the thought of what will happen once homosexual marriage is given equality under family law. Red herring indeed!
For some time now homosexuality has had its agenda forced into everyone else’s lives. It is impossible to watch a television programme or a film these days without being exposed to homosexuality. It appears that there is a written rule somewhere that all media content has to include a compulsory homosexual component. East-Enders at 2pm on a Sunday afternoon and there they are, the two oiled up homosexual men going at it full pelt. All the soaps now have the obligatory homosexual relationship being forced into our living rooms. We have no choice but to either watch it or switch channel.
The human rights of homosexuals now take precedence over the vast majority of people’s right to personal feelings or values. There is no sanctuary from the homosexual onslaught in our society. Get a room and get out of our faces simply doesn’t seem to apply. We have no right to be offended or repulsed. We must accept homosexuality and tell our children who are subjected to it without our consent through almost every TV show broadcast these days that it is in fact natural. If we don’t we are uncool and archaic. Who are these people exactly? They are determined to deprive other people of their values whilst pushing their sexual preference and orientation in everyone else’s face relentlessly. What kind of society do they envisage creating for the majority of us in the coming decades?
People need to take a step back and not let the natural tendency towards decency and fair play be cynically manipulated by a long running homosexual rights agenda into voting through legislation on impulse. The rights and values of the majority are being trampled upon at every turn and it will be open season in the family law courts if a yes vote is secured. The cake case has whetted the appetite for the legal avenue.
Society has boundaries and common sense has a place in society also. The homosexual who placed the order at Ashers to my mind did so deliberately to get the reaction he did and then begin the legal case and gain publicity. I don’t care what some magistrate with a PC phobia said. I believe otherwise and I don’t need anyone’s permission to do so. If I walked into a bar on the Shankill Rd in my Celtic shirt I know what would be the likely outcome, and I’d deserve it too. A polite refusal would be a blessing! But reality doesn’t apply in the liberal homosexual new world order, where two men engaging in anal intercourse CAN result in children and a family. As for our politicians advice; were these not the same ever-present ‘faeces’ in the Dail who were telling us to get on the property ladder ASAP before we missed the boat and then bailed out the bankers at the people’s expense? Be careful what you wish for, and even more careful what you vote for!