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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

'Same-sex marriage' - a 'step too far' for David Cameron


                      'The marriage feast at Cana' - Murillo

Through the media, we in the UK are lead to believe that now the concept of ‘same-sex marriage’ has been approved by Parliament, everything in Society’s garden will be rosy. In fact we have not even begun to experience the problems that this legislation will inevitably bring. It is therefore  encouraging to know that the millions of voters in this country opposed to this shameful legislation are not 'out on a limb' as it were. In fact the majority of  nations throughout the world have voiced their opposition and will have nothing to do with it.
In July this year, the UK media was generally critical of the comments made by the world champion Russian pole vaulter  Yelena Isinbayeva, who when interviewed after winning her event at the World Games, condemned the practice of homosexuality, and voiced  her support for her country's new anti-homosexual laws, which  ban the promotion of non-traditional sexual relationships and impose fines on those holding ‘gay pride’ rallies.
"We consider ourselves, like normal, standard people, we just live boys with women, girls with boys ... it comes from the history," Isinbayeva told reporters.

Stefano Gennarini J.D. writing on the C-FAM blogsite on 26 July  this year, has this to say:-

‘Eastern European countries are following Russia’s lead to protect children by curbing advocacy for “non-traditional” sexual acts. Homosexual groups are reacting furiously.

Last month Moldova passed a law prohibiting the distribution of information “aimed at the propagation of prostitution, paedophilia, pornography or of any other relations than those related to marriage or family.” Lithuania recently adopted a similar law, and Ukraine’s legislature is reportedly considering the same.

The laws are designed to protect minors from graphic information that may lead them to unhealthy choices at a delicate age. Russia’s law, adopted in June, fines individuals and organizations for promoting “non-traditional” sexual behaviour among children.

The homosexual lifestyle, in particular, is associated with a host of health risks. Individuals who engage in homosexual activity are 18 times more likely to contract HIV/AIDS than persons who don’t. They are at higher risk for other sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse, depression, and suicide.

The laws have been on the books in some Russian states for nearly a decade. National legislatures began enacting them this year, after President Obama ordered all U.S. agencies dealing with foreign affairs to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, and established a fund for foreign LGBT groups to agitate within their countries. At that same time, British Prime Minister David Cameron threatened to cut aid to countries that have laws penalizing sodomy.

 In Russia, a recent Pew poll found only 16% believe homosexuality should be socially acceptable.  Attempts to apply international pressure have not deterred nearby countries from considering and adopting similar laws to Russia’s.

On 30 July on the C-FAM blogsite, Stefano Gillani continues,

‘ Human Rights Organizations from around the world are supporting Russia’s effort to protect children from homosexual propaganda.

A statement from Civil Society affirms the recently enacted Russian law, which imposes fines on individuals and groups that ‘promote homosexuality among minors’, as important steps towards fulfilling international obligations towards the family and minors.

Organizations from around the world are “rushing” to offer their support according to ‘Profesionales por la Etica’, the Spain based organization co-ordinating the effort. Already a total of 103 organizations from 33 different countries or geographical regions have offered their support.

Russia is protecting “genuine and universally recognized human rights" against “artificial and fabricated false values” like sexual orientation and gender identity, according to the statement.

The statement recognizes the Russian law as an effort to protect the family, the fundamental group unit of society. The law is about protecting the “innocence of children” and the “rights of parents”.
 Critics of the Russian law  find it difficult to address yet another reason for enacting the laws, namely the negative health consequences of homosexual activity.

The Lancet reported last summer that homosexuals are 18 times more likely to contract HIV than heterosexuals, due to a combination of biological and behavioural risks associated with homosexual activity. Moreover, HIV is receding in most of the world, except among homosexual populations where it is skyrocketing. Homosexuals are also at higher risk for substance abuse, suicide, and depression.

Rumours earlier this month suggested the law would not apply to visitors during the Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi next year, but those rumours have been dispelled.

 Russians are determined to defend the law. Putin has issued a decree prohibiting any rally or demonstration in Sochi that is not related to the Olympics for the period surrounding  the event.


Wikipedia provides some interesting statistics, which show that generally, apart from Western Europe, South America, Canada, New Zealand, and some States in the USA, same-sex marriage is not accepted in law, and active homosexuality is often a criminal offence. Interestingly it is clear that same-sex marriage is not an issue which has developed over a long period of time, it is a 21st century phenomenon  orchestrated by a vociferous and powerful minority group world-wide, using the concept of ‘equal rights’ to legitimise their demands, and which has appeared virtually out of nowhere. It has become the ‘instrument’ used by liberal and anti-clerical politicians of all nationalities to destroy traditional Christian, particularly Catholic, practice and belief, replacing it with a totally secular definition of marriage legitimising unnatural physical same-sex union, forbidden by God and condemned by the Church.

It is encouraging to see eastern European countries oppose  this legislation, all the more surprising in that so many of these countries were part of the old Communist bloc when religion was banned and religious persecuted. Clearly the people have not been blinded by the materialism of their western European counterparts, and  have the strength and the will to overcome this attack on their traditional Christian heritage and way of life. Similarly in  Africa, Asia, and India, there is little if any acceptance of the practice of homosexuality or the concept of same-sex marriage.

In the UK we will have to wait and see how this unwanted, unwise, hasty, and intrinsically bad legislation will encroach on our traditional liberties and lives, particularly as it affects religious sensibilities and 'conscience' rights, employment, education, public services, and not least 'free speech'.  In 18 months time, from his seat in the Opposition Benches, David Cameron may well rue the day he espoused this tainted cause, the day on which he went a 'step too far'.


Richard Collins said...

Brian...another consequence of homosexaul practices is the increase in the incidence of anal cancer. Something the so called 'gay' community are very keen to hush up.

umblepie said...

Thank you for this information.There should be more public disclosure on the high health risk involved in homosexual relationships.This is particularly the case when I believe the rules regarding 'blood donations' from practisng homosexuals were relaxed somewhat, a year or so ago. I stand corrected on this, but I think I am right.