You’re Not Going To Believe This

PolicewomanI needed to read this twice to make sure I was not seeing things.

Far from arresting men (because it’s most often men) who pester women for sex in parks or engage in “immoral acts” in public, the Police have now “officially designated areas of common land, woodland and parks as a ‘Public Sex Environment’, or PSE.”

Were you planning to take your toddlers to see the bluebells, or have a leisurely walk with the dog? Well you might want to think twice before you stumble across a gay threesome or a couple having sex in a car watched by an audience of regular “doggers”, not just ignored by the authorities but officially sanctioned by them!
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Political Correctness: It’s Gone Too Far!

In looking for links to acccompany this article, I had way too many to share! This topic is everywhere! Why is nobody addressing this issue in a sensible and rational way – it’s yet another of those issues rammed down our throats by politically-correct numbskulls.

In other words the thought-police who throw their dummies out of the pram when they hear of anything disturbing their one-world love-fest in which we solve all our problems with a group hug.

These are the people who don’t turn a hair at offering twelve-year olds over-the-counter abortion tablets,  but run foaming at the mouth to the police when somebody is called “gay”. Even if that person IS “gay”, which kind of puts it into the realm of factual information rather than insult, does it not?

Equality? Don’t Make Me Laugh

Supposedly, we are all equal now (don’t make me laugh. Ever seen the size of a banker’s salary??). And equality has its disadvantages, like not being able to call somebody from Africa black any more. Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but many Africans are black, that’s a fact of nature. But say so and you’re racist.

So the word black has fallen out of favour. We have to have CHALKboards now, coffee “without cream”, HEAVY clouds, an “unfortunate day” instead of a black day and of course nobody can be blackballed any more! It even seems (see links above) one school tried to change “Baa Baa Black Sheep” into “Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep” to reeducate the toddlers. Could it get any more ridiculous?

Doddery but Sane

I actually remember the “olden days” before this global propaganda for the New Age. We ate cooked breakfasts, cycled to work, used cash to buy things, bought fatty meat (gasp!) and delicious offal, and when there was an occasional immigrant living in the neighbourhood people were on the whole polite and respectful no matter what they thought.

We didn’t need a leaflet campaign to develop good manners, because we were brought up decently. Of course certain groups like “the Jews” were to my Dad and others of his age an object of scorn, even though he’d never met one, and if he had met one I’m sure he would have shaken his hand and greeted him warmly like anybody else. Certainly nobody shouted names in the street, and if you heard somebody being offensive about the “blacks” you corrected them.

I’ll go as far as to say (and why do I feel a frisson of fear when I do so?) that in those days the correct factual title of a “person of colour” was a “negro”, simply because that is a word that means “black” and it’s no different to somebody being yellow, brown or white. Since I don’t mind being called white, why should somebody else mind being called black? (OOOOh, I can hear the comments boxes beginning to heat up even now.)

Not being Gay is Now the Crime?

As far as the “gay” thing goes, no doubt homosexuality existed then as it always has done. But you wouldn’t know so. It was behind closed doors, no questions asked. Live and let live. Children didn’t know about such things, as is right. It was treated as a life-choice that was unhealthy and wrong, but – again – if that was your choice you got on with it.

But instead of a sexual deviation from the norm (I say this as a plain statement of fact) being tolerated, today it has to be elevated almost to cult status, praised, promoted, taught in schools, and no TV show is complete without at least one gay character. This goes far beyond tolerance. It’s an evangelical attitude to pushing homosexuality at every opportunity.

The same people, forgetting that tolerance cuts both ways, pillory without mercy any Christian who dares to be evangelical. Equality supposedly means we are all equal, but in this Animal Farm world of ours “some are more equal than others”.

Let a Christian quote something from the bible and you find out just how one-sided equality really is.

Gay lovers – far from being persecuted – are more protected than any other segment of western society, and they have won equal rights with any other group. They can have a civil marriage in a Register Office, adopt children, and receive financial aid as a couple, but that’s not enough. Now they want to redefine marriage for the rest of the country and be “married” as well, forcing every Church in the land legally to marry gay couples whether they like it or not. But as soon as a Church representative objects, there is a witch-hunt by the usual gay activists, being given any amount of airtime to claim they are being hated, oppressed and disadvantaged!

We have the Right to Disagree

Let’s get this straight. Racism, Sexism and all the other isms are wrong. They always have been wrong. The only difference now is that the people who do it are arrested, instead of being given the cold shoulder down the pub. Society used to find its own level, because some people were known to be loud-mouthed bigots and were shunned.

At the same time, if you happened to choose the path of loud-mouthed bigotry, that was up to YOU and nobody was going to put surveillance cameras on your house as a result.

Football Pitfalls

On British TV (although I never watch sport) the issue of the racist footballer was unavoidable. He was endlessly condemned, hauled before his peers, suspended from the game and fined a huge amount of money, and this piece of news was aired over and over again at a time when hundreds were dying in Syria. A tyrant shells his own people, but WE are totally preoccupied with what one man said to another in a rash heated moment during a game of football.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s upsetting that one person should call another THAT word (see, we can’t even say it now). But the word he used – in his own native land – wasn’t half as offensive as was made out, and one could argue that it’s commonly used by black people themselves. But I’m straying from my point.

Criminalising thought patterns, words and beliefs is very near to the religious persecution that we all know will come in its wake.

And in another such incident, a man was reported and subsequently arrested for a similar offense. Do the British police have nothing better to do, than searching countless hours of CCTV tapes for a man who “made a racist gesture” at a football match?

It was so mind-shatteringly offensive, apparently, that our eyes and ears had to be protected from knowing what it was! (Unlike the sexually explicit and blood-soaked drama on TV I might add).

I had to search the internet to find it was a “monkey-gesture”, you know, somebody scratching their sides like an ape. Come on! Can’t we act like grown-ups and spend our time (for instance) tracking down some of the people who steal and melt down our bronze war memorials?

And more to the point, isn’t this public outcry and baying for blood out of proportion? And isn’t it indicative of today’s world, where you do not have the freedom of thought or speech, even though you are NOT racist, or a bigot? Because a simple misunderstanding can lead to arrest and a criminal record too.

The Law Misused

Punishment was once reserved for those who had broken the law. That used to mean burglary, arson, murder, fraud and similar offenses. The arsonist was free to tell others what he thought of immigrants (like it or not) and until he lit a fire under them he wasn’t jailed.

Now a schoolgirl who complains that she can’t understand what her study mates are saying (because they are all speaking Urdu) is arrested, treated like a common criminal, and has to spend several hours in a cell not knowing what will happen to her. (see above link)

Hasn’t something gone terribly wrong? Why has this Government issued strict orders that teachers must log and report every “incident” that hints at homophobic, racist or other hate-crime offenses? In 2010 alone, more than 20,000 pupils aged 11 or younger were last year put on record for so-called hate crimes such as using the word ‘gaylord’.Some of them are even from nursery schools where children are no older than three.

Read more: Daily Mail Article

Once branded as a racist, with your name reported to the local authorities, this record can accompany you throughout your education, and later into your work experience. One chance remark by a child too young to understand the meaning of the words, may prove to be a millstone round his or her neck for life!

How can this be better than a simple reprimand by a parent or teacher? What message of “tolerance” does it present to a toddler, when his or her friends are disgraced and branded for playground backchat?

A child who is taunted as being “four-eyes” or “fatty” hits back by calling the bully a “homo” (because he heard the word used on TV) and is instantly a suspect in a criminal case! No longer can you just wince when you overhear talk in Macdonald’s about some “paki” shopkeeper who refused to sell them cigarettes – you are in fear that the police will be called and you’ll be summoned as a witness.

And it won’t stop here. Once the door is pushed open to the “hate-crime” house it will offer up more and more room to those who are intent on promoting their particular beliefs. They are determined to batter down any form of protest against their activities, good or bad.

Who is Really the Bigot?

Who gave these people authority to dictate what you and I think as we sit in the bath, or what we say when we chat to Auntie on the phone? The same people (usually atheists) who violently object to any kind of biblical legality or judgement, are prepared to condemn and criminalise anyone who disagrees with their twisted view of normality.

Notwithstanding what you and I think might be unbearably offensive, incorrect, one-sided, ill-informed and downright snitty – but up to this decade we still had the freedom to do it.

I find myself whispering when I comment on the news now! It’s got to me too!

Police stop Cafe Owner displaying bible texts

Police tell cafe owner: Stop showing Bible DVDs, or we will have to arrest you

Inquisition: Jamie Murray, owner of Salt and Light cafe, has been threatened with arrest, for displaying passages from the Bible on a TV screen
Inquisition: Jamie Murray, owner of Salt and Light cafe, has been threatened with arrest, for displaying passages from the Bible on a TV screen.

Jamie Murray was warned by two police officers to stop playing DVDs of the New Testament in his cafe following a complaint from a customer that it was inciting hatred against homosexuals.

Mr Murray, 31, was left shocked after he was questioned for nearly an hour by the officers, who arrived unannounced at the premises.

He said he had turned off the Bible DVD after an ‘aggressive inquisition’ during which he thought he was going to be arrested and ‘frog-marched out of the cafe like a criminal’.

But he added: ‘I have now checked on my rights and I am not going to be bullied by the police and the PC lobby out of playing the Bible silently in my cafe. It’s crazy. Christians have to stand up for what they believe in.’

The Salt and Light cafe in Blackpool has for years repeatedly played the entire 26-hour-long Watchword Bible, a 15-DVD set produced in America in which a narrator reads the whole of the New Testament, on a small flatscreen TV on the back wall. The sound is turned down but the words flash on to the screen against a series of images.

The cafe, which opened eight years ago, also prides itself on being an oasis of calm in a high-crime area of Blackpool.

Mr Murray said the two uniformed officers from Lancashire Constabulary arrived at lunchtime on Monday, the cafe’s busiest time of day. WPC June Dorrian, the community beat manager, told him there had been a complaint and he was breaching the Public Order Act 1986.

Mr Murray said: ‘I told them that all that appeared on the screen were the words of the New Testament. There is no sound, just the words on the screen and simple images in the background of sheep grazing or candles burning. I thought there might be some mix-up but they said they were here to explain the law to me and how I had broken it.

‘I said, “Are you really telling me that I am facing arrest for playing the Bible?” and the WPC fixed me with a stare and said, “If you broadcast material that causes offence under the Public Order Act then we will have to take matters further. You cannot break the law.” ’

Mr Murray, who worked in a homeless shelter for five years before taking over the cafe three months ago, said he realised the only way to appease the police was to pull the plug on the Bible.

‘I was worried about being handcuffed and led out of the shop in front of my customers. It wouldn’t have looked good so I thought it was better to comply. It felt like a betrayal. They left the shop and told me they would continue to monitor if we were displaying inflammatory material. At no stage had they spoken to me like I was a law-abiding citizen trying to earn a living. I felt like a criminal.’

Mr Murray said he had been given no indication of who had complained or which verses of the New Testament had caused the offence, but he guessed it may have been a reaction to the Book Of Romans that had been playing the week before. (Romans 1:26-28 which denounces homosexuality)

Lancashire Police said they had received a complaint on Saturday afternoon from a female customer who was ‘deeply offended’ by the words she had seen on the screen.

The Christian Institute, which is supporting Mr Murray, said its lawyers had told him he is free to display the Bible in any way he chooses, and they are preparing a complaint against the police. The Institute’s spokesman Mike Judge said: ‘I have no problem with the police looking into a complaint, but once they realised it was just the words of the Bible being shown on the screen then they should have walked away.

‘They did not even look at the offending DVD. They simply told Mr Murray that he had to stop showing the Bible and warned him that they would continue to monitor what he was doing. This is intimidatory and completely unacceptable.

‘It is a problem right across the country that the police are under huge political pressure to be seen to respond to anything homophobic.’

Lancashire Police said they had received a complaint on Saturday afternoon from a female customer who was ‘deeply offended’ by the words she had seen on the screen.

A spokesman said they were ‘duty bound’ to respond to the complaint and had concluded the cafe could be in breach of Section 29E of the Public Order Act, which warns that people who play images or sounds that stir up hatred against homosexuals could be guilty of an offence.

However, it also says criticism of sexual conduct ‘shall not be taken of itself to be threatening or intended to stir up hatred’.

A police spokesman said: ‘At no point did the officer ask the cafe owner to remove any materials or arrest the man and we took a commonsense and objective approach in dealing with the complaint. We believe our response and the action we took was completely proportionate and our officers are always available should the cafe owner want to discuss the matter or need any advice in the future.

‘The Constabulary is respectful of all religious views. However, we do have a responsibility to make sure that material that communities may find deeply offensive or inflammatory is not being displayed in public.

‘No complaint has been received about the conduct of the officer in question and we are satisfied that they performed their duties professionally.’