Saturday, February 09, 2008

Are You Offended? I AM!
But for a different reason that you may think

Yeah, I'm offended. Offended that the Catholic Bishops of the UK don't have the spheres to confront militant homosexuality with the same fervor as the CCTV.

Here's some of the story from; (emphasis mine)

UK: Pro-Family Poster Condemned by Advertising Standards Agency as "Offensive"
Picture of family with slogan broke rules on "social responsibility, decency, matters of opinion and truthfulness."
By Hilary White

LONDON, February 8, 2008 ( - The UK's Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) earlier this week ruled that a poster by a Christian family organization broke rules on "social responsibility, decency, matters of opinion and truthfulness", the BBC reports.

Arguing that the "modern family" is unlikely to include married couples and their children, the ASA spokesman said, "We considered the statement and the way it appeared was likely to cause offence both to the mainstream gay community and supporters of equality."

The offending poster appeared as part of the campaign surrounding protests last year of the Sexual Orientation Regulations (SORs) that made it illegal for Christian services, including schools and adoption agencies, to refuse homosexual clients. It was displayed as a mobile billboard on the side of a van during protests in 2007 outside Parliament, when both Houses were debating the SORs. The van was driven around London bearing the slogan "Gay Aim: Abolish the Family", and showing a picture of a man, woman and two children.

But the "offending" words come not from the Christian organization but the homosexual movement itself, and the Christian Congress for Traditional Values (CCTV) that created the poster is not apologizing.

Speaking to the BBC television news, a representative of CCTV, Philip Whealy said,
"This poster was based on a direct quote from the Gay Liberation Front Manifesto. The gay aim in that was clearly stated to be to abolish the heterosexual family."

Whealy was interviewed on BBC News 24 on Wednesday, together with a representative from Stonewall, Britain's foremost homosexual activist group. "What I have never heard is any renunciation or denial or condemnation of that agenda set out in that Gay Liberation Front Manifesto, from Stonewall, from Outrage!, from any other gay activist group whatsoever," Whealy said.

Whealy said that the CCTV was "absolutely reasonable to draw people's attention to the hateful speech that is contained in that manifesto."

Derek Munn, Director of Public Affairs for Stonewall, said that the document "bore very little relation to the values and the work that Stonewall and other lesbian and gay activists are pursuing today."

Whealy responded, however, that "leading gay activists" currently "openly and quite happily have aligned themselves with the aims and agenda of that document."
I've done a little research into this, and have found that the so-called "Gay Liberation Front Manifesto" has stated the following; (Scroll down to the WE CAN DO IT section) (emphasis mine)

Yet although this struggle will be hard, and our victories not easily won, we are not in fact being idealistic to aim at abolishing the family and the cultural distinctions between men and women.


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