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Mar 98
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Mardi Gras — Go Fred Nile!

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I can’t believe it. The friggin’ Uniting Church marched in the Mardi Gras. Tolerance they preach. Yes tolerance by all means. Diversity, yeah ok, I’ll even buy that. But marching in the Mardi Gras is supporting the damn thing.

I don’t care what people say, but homosexuality is wrong. In a society which is predominantly Christian, it is incredible to see how much it does tolerate this behaviour. In Biblical times, people were stoned. Homosexuality is immoral, no matter what people say. It’s abnormal. It’s plain wrong.

Okay, it’s obvious we can’t stone them in today’s society. Hey, we can’t even persecute them. We even conceded that gays shouldn’t be discriminated against. Okay, but discrimination on the basis of sexual preference is difference from that of race or gender. Being a different race, or gender is actually natural. People can’t help it. The Bible even preaches racial tolerance (although the gender issue is a little wonky). Check Leviticus if you don’t believe me. Yes, people can restrain from homosexual acts. It’s not all in the genes (everyone has a tendency to blame things on genes nowadays). No homosexuality is not natural. Take a look at animals. How many male cows do you see trying to hump other male cows? But you do see different species of cows (sorta equivalent to different human races), and you do see male and female cows (duh).

Okay, back to tolerance and non-discrimination. This attitude’s okay. God lets us make our own choices in life (he may know what path we’re going to take, but we choose what path we take). Fine, as long as you don’t affect us with your “alternative lifestyle”, we’ll leave you alone to your “activities”. But this isn’t the case. The Mardi Gras is an in-your-face “you kicked us down 20 years ago and we’re still going, stronger than ever so @#$@ you”. Why do these idiots need to advertise their homosexuality? Is it something to be proud of? “Oh we’re different, and we’ve managed to get through all this adversity. We must be legends.”. We give them tolerance and support anti-discrimination, and what do they do? Frickin’ shove their homosexuality in front of our faces.

“We’re normal, gays are just like me and you … only we need to advertise that we are different through the Mardi Gras etc.” … WTF?? I mean, isn’t this a contradiction?

The gays preach “you should do whatever feels right”. Essentially, they have anarchistic ideals. Despite what people believe, an anarchistic society is not one which is fun to live in. Sure, using anarchistic ideals in an ordered society is fun to live in – people clean up the mess you’ve made and you get to go back and mess it up again. But in an anarchy, people are gonna come and mess you up, and no ones gonna come and help you.

Homosexuality? Fine. We’ll tolerate it. It’s not morally right, but since you’re not affecting us, fine, go do what you feel you have to do. But don’t advertise it! To have church members supporting homosexuality is the last straw. They haven’t read the Bible, or they think the Bible is old-fashioned. It may seem stupid that I’m saying this, but society is degrading. The Bible is old-fashioned you say? Well this passage from Genesis sounds surprisingly plausible, and modern :

He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate. Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom–both young and old–surrounded the house. They called to Lot. “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Being them out to us so that we can have sex with them.”

Lot went outside to meet the, and shut the door behind him and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing. Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.”

“Get out of our way,” they replied.

Genesis 19:3-9

Society needs more people like Fred Nile. After all, he is standing up for what he feels is right (and it’s true, he is right), but yet he gets shouted down. The gays stand up for what they believe is right, and they get applauded. WTF again? People poke fun at him, and no one objects. People poke fun at gays and you get friggin litigation. People discriminate against gays, and you get front page news. Yet, a “straight” gets kicked out from a gay bar, and … no action. Maybe a one column, half-page write up in a tabloid. Sheesh.

Okay, the above words are my personal opinion. I am entitled to one aren’t I? Don’t agree with me? I’ll live with that. Just don’t flame me with all these swear words.