Monday, 2 February 2009

Peter Hitchens on the gay rights lobby

After Richard Littlejohn, the Mail has wheeled out Peter 'absolutely bonkers' Hitchens. I quote:

"If I never again had to read or write a word about homosexuals, I would be very happy. I really don't want to know what other people do in their bedrooms. But these days they really, really want us all to know. And, more important, they insist that we approve.
No longer are we allowed to keep our thoughts to ourselves, while being polite and kind.We are forced to say that we think homosexuality is a good thing, that homosexual couples are equal in all ways to heterosexual married couples.
Most emphatically, we are compelled to agree that homosexual couples are just as good at bringing up children as the children's own grandparents. Better, in fact.
Many people who believe nothing of the kind now know that their careers in politics, the media, the Armed Services, the police or schools will be ruined if they ever let their true opinions show. I am sure that many of them regularly lie about their views, to avoid such trouble.We cringe to the new Thought Police, like the subjects of some insane, sex-obsessed Stalinist state, compelled to wave our little rainbow flags as the 'Gay Pride' parade passes by.
And that's another thing. We can't even call homosexuals 'homosexuals' any more. This neutral word is not considered enthusiastic enough. We have to say 'gay'. Which is exactly why I don't, apart from in inverted commas.You think I exaggerate the power and fury of these forces? The totalitarian rage on this subject is quite astonishing."

Try imagining this rant being about blacks or asians and you quickly see the limits of the 'totalitarian' gay rights grip. It would not only have never been printed but Hitchens would be sacked.

Peter always seems a very uptight and highly strung man. Maybe he needs a few drinks & a night of passion with a curvy blonde.

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