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ECONOMIC AFFAIRS: 'Prophetic' Garnaut warns of belt-tightening to come

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UNITED STATES: US Supreme Court's assault on traditional marriage

UNITED STATES: Obama uses children for homosexual propaganda

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Obama uses children for homosexual propaganda

by Hal G.P. Colebatch

News Weekly, July 20, 2013

The bizarre obsession of US President Barack Obama and British Conservative leader David Cameron with forcing homosexual marriage on their respective countries has brought them into direct confrontation with both the new Pope and the new Archbishop of Canterbury, head of Britain’s established Church of England, who now appears, unlike his immediate predecessor, to possess some sort of backbone. It may even lead to a trial of strength between the conservative religious and the political institutions of the two countries.

Pope Francis has recently urged the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, to continue proclaiming “the sacredness of human life or the importance of the institution of the family built on marriage, a value that you yourself have had occasion to recall recently”. (So much for Mr Cameron’s tortuous rationalisation that he is in favour of homosexual marriage, because marriage is a good old conservative value. What, one wonders, would Churchill have said about that?).

President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron’s radical crusade represents, beyond itself, a sinister expansion of state power — an assumption that the state has the right to direct social engineering even in such intimate matters, and to go against the accumulated wisdom of the whole history of human society.

President Obama listens to 9-year-old twins
Zea and Luna during the LGBT Pride Month
reception at the White House, June 13, 2013.

Furthermore, it comes at a time when it is finally being accepted — as the human animal seems to have always known in an inchoate way — that the absence of either a father or a mother is one of the most maiming psychological handicaps a child can endure.

The two religious leaders made a joint statement defending “the institution of the family built on marriage” — a coded attack on homosexual marriage — at about the same time as a speech by Obama on the subject, and probably in answer to it. [Editor’s note: However, see the article extract at the bottom of this web page for the Archbishop’s more recent statement].

No previous US President or British Prime Minister — indeed, no serious political leader outside certain of the totalitarian countries in moments of extreme ideological madness — has previously made such a deliberate (if nuanced and somewhat camouflaged) attack on the traditional family unit as Obama and Cameron have done.

A good many people must have been disgusted by the spectacle of the President of the United States hosting the so-called Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transsexual (LGBT) Pride Month celebration in the East Room of the White House on June 13 this year.

The President did not merely endorse homosexual marriage but was introduced by two nine-year-old twin girls, named Zea and Luna Weiss-Wynne, whom he called up to lisp out the joys of life with “two mommies”.

“We asked the President for his support of gay marriage,” the children said to a rousing cheer from the audience, “because we have two moms who are just as good as other parents, and they love us a lot.”

Zea and Luna also asked the President “to help make it harder for bad guys to get guns”, and they requested more funding for schools — especially for art and physical education programs. The repellent Vice-President Joe Biden hovered dutifully in the background, lending his own endorsement.

It was a spectacle likely to further convince the single-minded enemies of the United States that a country whose chief executives take part in such charades will probably not survive long, and certainly doesn’t deserve to.

It was on one of those occasions when Obama discarded the appearance and rhetoric of a consensus politician and showed himself as a ruthless social engineer. He claimed: “From Minnesota to Maryland, from the United States Senate to the NBA [National Basketball Assocation], it’s clear we’re reaching a turning point.”

This is fully in accord with what Obama announced before he took office: “We will fundamentally change the United States.”

At the time, this might have been taken as no more than a left-of-centre politician’s rhetoric within the democratic polity. (FDR might have said something similar of the New Deal or the Tennessee Valley Authority).

However, Obama’s choice of words five years ago now appears, in the light of subsequent political events, as a portent of his plan to embark on a program of radical social engineering, involving the deliberate weakening of a variety of US institutions, including, arguably, Christianity.

In his Gay Pride speech last month, if by “a turning point” in this particular context Obama meant homosexuals were now free of legal penalties or even social disapproval, that is one thing — and many people would be prepared to interpret his words that way and probably agree with them. In which case, his words can be seen as typically bland and almost meaningless.

However, they could also mean something a great deal more radical and socially malevolent.

Many people, who would assert that the law has no place in people’s bedrooms, would draw the line, at least at present, at what looks like the President condoning the government-approved sexualisation of children.

Although any suggestion that homosexuality is related to child sexual abuse is indignantly repudiated by some, we see here a definite step towards a blurring of the lines in as far as pre-pubescent children are being exposed to homosexual propaganda and encouraged to regard same-sex relationships as being a valid alternative to a traditional marriage.

A barrage of government-sponsored school texts and readers are now making the same point. If the President of the United States encourages grade-school children to praise their “two mommies”, the mental barriers against general sexual lawlessness have taken a real hit.

The step from this to child-adult sexual activity is surely a much smaller one than is the case with a family or society observing traditional norms and values of sexual behaviour.

Obama also invoked the US civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr, who was, as far as we know, completely heterosexual and who, as a Baptist minister would undoubtedly, like his namesake, Martin Luther, have regarded homosexuality as a deadly sin.

Hal G.P. Colebatch, PhD, is a Perth author and lawyer. 


Archbishop enlists gay lobby group to help church schools tackle homophobic bullying

The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned the Church of England that it had to face up to a “revolution” in attitudes to homosexuality.

In his most widely anticipated address since taking over the leadership of the Church, the Most Rev Justin Welby insisted that it was now “absurd and impossible” to ignore an “overwhelming” change in social attitudes.

While insisting he had no immediate plans to change policy on issues such as gay marriage, he announced a major campaign to curb anti-gay bullying in the Church of England’s more than 5,000 schools.

He is understood to have approached Stonewall, which led the campaign in favour of gay marriage, to invite it into church schools to teach up to a million children about homosexuality.

Extract from John Bingham, “Welby calls for Church to join the sexual ‘revolution’”, The Telegraph (UK), July 5, 2013.
URL: www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/10163249/Welby-calls-for-Church-to-join-the-sexual-revolution.html

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