Just imagine, a news site or newspaper that publisher positions “from both sides,” for and against feminism. So some will write that women are dumber and by nature docile and submissive and are naturally the best to take care of children and the dishes. They should be educated to this (so much for natural) and if needed forced to comply.
Just picture, a place that spreads an “open discussion” between anti-racism activists and white supremacists who “also have the right to be heard.” Surely, Neo-Nazis would like to add their “enlightening” views.
In the Netherlands, there is a leftwing newspaper that claimed to be evenhanded about Israel because it alternated pro-Israel articles with pieces by anti-Zionists (to call them by a euphemism). A superb way to spread lies and hatred against Israel.
None of this is a democratic discussion at all. These are all attempts by people who disagree with democracy (every vote counts equally), who claim the freedom of speech to spread anti-democratic ideas.
It’s the same as political parties who want democratic rights to win an election in order to erect a dictatorship. They are no democrats. They are anti-democrats and must be stopped. That is not anti-democratic. To stop anti-democrats is pro-democratic.
The same is true about anti-LGBTQ. We must stop people who demand a right to friendly and meekly explain that homosexuals or their sexuality are inferior, unhealthy, crazy, sinful, anti-natural or beastly.
The anti-Gay voices, who are as upset about “political correctness” as fascists are, don’t “enliven” or “enrich” the debate — they pollute it. This is not like the left and the right discussing financial priorities. This is like slaves explaining slavery and slave owners “nuancing the debate.”
When people come forward to report sexual abuse, we don’t invite abusers to “give their side of the story.” When we hear from the victims, why should promoter s of reparative therapy get the mike too?
When we hear of a childhood filled with terror and the relief of finding the Gay community, breaking shame and isolation and the greatness of marching in a Pride march, do we also need to hear from opponents?
Because of people like them, countless Gay youths commit suicide! These slanderers are not proponents in an academic debate. These are murderers with their lips. (I warned one rabbi. He sat on it. Then, one of the Gay kids in his community committed suicide. He went to the funeral and to the Shiva twice and spoke very warmly. He did not say sorry.)
Hate speech is not speech — it is hate. Bigotry is not an opinion — it is an attempt to limit the right to equality before the law and the state.
This includes people who say that they “can’t help” their convictions — that homosexuals are less — or that they should have this freedom of religion. This is a bogus argument. There is no freedom to hate speech.
We all can help what we believe. There are Orthodox Rabbis who secretly will tell you that they can’t believe that homosexuals should not be sexual. They know homosexuals. That’s it. We know the bigoted position. Why do they get the “honor” to rehears it for all to hear? It’s also a disgrace of Israel, Judaism, and G^d. Why give them respectability?
Spreaders of homophobia must be brought to court and forced to work for Gay organizations until they get it. If they nevertheless persist, they should be locked up. If they supposedly can’t help themselves, why should judges be able to control themselves? Every Gay kid should know that those people are freaks, not the religious leaders they pretend to be.
Most respectable publications don’t advertize cigarettes anymore. Bad for business but good for morality — and health. I want them also to stop the creeping homophobia that would not fly about other groups. Replace Gays by women or Blacks and see if you would publish that.
Be firm. So that your great-grandchild in the far future may proudly say: great-grandma did that. Being on the right side of history.
Talking of which, the news just broke that Alfred Turner, the UK father of computer science and artificial intelligence, who shortened WW II considerably saving countless lives by cracking the Nazi Germany code system, will have his portray grace Britain’s new bank notes. This homage is remarkable since only four years ago, his 1952 conviction for homosexuality was posthumously undone. He was not incarcerated but chemically castrated and died shortly afterward in an apparent suicide.