Yesterday same-sex mirage became legal in America. The gay community are heralding it as a triumph for equal dignity.
Above is a pic of 3 dog-men at the gay pride march that took place in the UK today. As you can see they are celebrating ‘equal dignity’. ‘Dignity’ seems a funny word to use doesn’t it? Perhaps they have re-defined that too?
Hey ho, each to their own. I suppose equality is important – but only if you qualify for it…
Benjamin Butterworth (a gay man himself) writing in The Independent today, tells us that “The gay community is now as ignorant as the people it once opposed.”
He tells us that “the modern gay community – equal in law and thereabouts in culture – has turned in on itself. It brandishes the attitudes and outlooks that once-upon-a-time it would define itself against. Looking like an inward, aggressive group of judgemental trolls.”
It seems that Gay Pride UK banned the lgbt faction of Ukip from participating in the March! Apparently simply being gay is not good enough anymore – you have to be left wing too.
Butterworth goes on to ask “Why draw the line at banning pro-equality UKIP members? Why not ban gay Catholics? Or lesbian Muslims?…in this day and age, self-appointed activists now mimic the angry, illiberal attitudes that are used to oppress them.”
I have to say I agree with him.
Speaking of angry liberal attitudes…
Here is a pic from World Youth Day 2013 in Madrid. An angry gay protestor shouts abuse at a Catholic teenage pilgrim who knelt down to pray for him. She described what happened:
“One guy who stopped us said there was an anti Catholic protest in Sol so we went to check it out.
We went in and people were shouting filthy slurs and cursing the Pope and it was awful.
So we knelt down and prayed a Rosary for them in the crowd and got surrounded by angry protesters, shouting and threatening and spitting and filming us and mocking us and trying to burn our flags.
A gay couple came and made out in front of us, but whatever…”
What struck me most about this amazing photo was the peace vs anger, the beauty vs ugliness, and above all the undeniable dignity of the young pilgrims.
Perhaps dignity is not something that can be achieved by demanding it. Perhaps it is not achievable by man on his own. Perhaps real dignity comes from God.