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Portia’s gay marriage politics

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Ben-Peter Terpstra
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In America, you probably know her as Portia de Rossi, but in my town, Geelong, she’s also known as Amanda Lee Rogers, born January 31, 1973. “Married” to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, the Generation X star and vegan lesbian, however, seems more Hollywood than regional Australian.

Of late, the celebrity has attacked our prime minister, Julia Gillard, for defending time-honored traditional marriages, but has also received criticism for refusing to be interviewed by men.  Perhaps, though, Portia was never about tolerance. And it invites the question: What gives her the right to preach about civil rights while treating some males like lepers?

Still, my fellow Australians aren’t all marching to Portia’s beat — outside of Hollywood, I mean.

Restaurateur John Spellman, one of the pioneers of gay rights in Darwin, Australia, opposes the Northern Territory branch of the Labor Party’s attempts to push the Federal Parliament to legalize gay marriage. In his view, “marriage is not the right word. It’s religious. It’s for a man and a woman to produce children. And I think you’d offend a lot of people by using the word marriage.”

Christopher Pearson, who works as a tutor and happens to be gay, submits that radical environmentalists are using the sacred institution for their bizarre agendas.  “Among the reasons the Greens are so keen on same-sex marriage is that they want to reduce the population and drive down national fertility. Their refusal to discriminate positively in favour of heterosexuality and uphold the distinctive value of normal marriage shows their political project yet again for what it is: a dead end.”

In Portia’s home state of Victoria, Australia’s most-read columnist Andrew Bolt shares a position made by his gay friend “Wilde Oscar.” And it’s a view many marginalized voices would secretly agree with too: “I know the Gay agenda only too well. Through organizations like GLAAD (Gay and Lesbians Against Discrimination) in the U.S. they are exercising censorship of free speech with threats and blackmail.” And he rails against activists’ fascist-like attacks on business and churches.

Likewise, Tom McFeely, the Melbourne-based hotelier and political figure named among the 25 most influential gays and lesbians in Australia, has said, ”It’s easy to say: I’m all for gay marriage. But in practical terms, what does that mean?” It’s a question males can’t put to Portia de Rossi, however.

Forbidden questions

I’d love to serve Portia de Rossi some politically forbidden questions. After apologizing for being a male, I’d ask: Don’t you think there are enough fatherless families around?

Critical thinkers have a right to question the many ways in which Hollywood stars and numerous celebrities are sheltered from the very social engineering projects they’ve supported over the years. In truth, many working-class Christian families with small businesses and their supporters are awake to the consequences associated with father-hungry gangs; awake to our daddy-searching teenage girls looking for love in all the wrong places and awake to our jail culture, a system dependent on fatherless men.

Somehow gay marriage activists have perfected the art of denial. However, high-society’s moderns can afford to forget the consequences of the expressive divorce revolution they supported, because the media refuses to hold them to account. Very few have worked as or with policemen, teachers in socially-disadvantaged areas, or in other frontline jobs. To activists like Portia, fatherless families deserve the blessing of the state, and critical-thinking individuals are simply pests, bothered by history.

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    Newly Minted: I agree – we can’t make laws around suicide threats because it undermines democracy. Ben-Peter

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    Don’t you know? It’s all about “love.” “Hatred isn’t a family value.”

    In other words, shut up, sit down and don’t think. Most importantly, don’t ask troublesome questions. Like…

    …if marriage is a “civil right”, open to ALL (Google these very words, you’ll find that they’re the STANDARD plea for homosexual marriage), won’t this inevitably lead to the legalization of adult incest, or polygamy? Does ALL mean ALL or does it just mean YOU (the homosexual)? If not, then why?

    Then sit back and listen to the radical homosexual struggle to explain why this won’t be so. Put on some armor because you’ll be in for a lot of personal abuse too. Get ready for some swearing too.

    I’ve had this very conversation many times. It always comes down to that same-sex “marriage” is just “different” from adult incest. How is it different, I ask? It’s just “different.” It’s “not the same thing at all.” How so? “It’s just so different. How come you can’t see that?” I respond, “Well if it’s so different, then just explain to me how it is different.” “It’s so obvious that it’s different.” I ask, “Well, then explain it to me if it’s so obvious.” I get back, “I just did.”

    This is the level of thought of most supporters of same-sex marriage. They’re for it because they’re for it because they’re for it. Ask more and you get nonsense like the above or worse, a stream of profanity.

    What this really is all about is helping the self-image of effeminate homosexual men and of butch lesbians. The homosexual is a homosexual because of a damaged sense of their own gender. The man doesn’t feel like a man, so he wants a real man’s presence to make up for it. The lesbian feels like a man so she wants a woman to make her feel like a real woman. It’s the blind leading the blind. It can’t work. So they walk around hating themselves and feeling inferior. Then they blame this inner feeling on society. They insist on a NEVER ENDING series of hoops for the 96% – 98% of society to jump through. We’re supposed to be the cause of their own self-hatred. And if society doesn’t comply with all this, they threaten us with suicide.

    Yes, if we don’t have homosexual “marriage”, they will kill themselves. Isn’t this what we were all told continually last month when the media went on a frenzy about a few younger homosexuals killed themselves? But wait. The leftist, secular media doesn’t tell you that A LOT of ADULT, OUT homosexuals also kill themselves. Look at last years end-of-year issue of the Advocate, a radical homosexual magazine. Their annual list of the top ten homosexuals who died in 2009 included THREE suicides, or 30%. Since then a degenerate drug addicted British homosexual writer killed himself. Does the annual list of Hollywood’s dead at the Oscars have a 30% suicide rate? Or any other group’s list?

    Homosexuals have super high rates of alcoholism, suicide, drug abuse, depression, crime and violence. The rest of their life (work, friends, etc.) may or may not be normal. But the homosexual part of their life (sex and “love”) is ALWAYS a mess. ALWAYS.

    Take a look at any famous homosexual – George Michael, Rosie O’Donnell, Lindsay Lohan, Michael Jackson, Andy Dick, Boy George – all chaos, confusion, drugs, crime, prison, child sexual abuse, etc.

    Is this our fault? Or is something fundamentally wrong with homosexual behavior? You can’t reason with people like this. We can only wait until the mess comes crashing down around them as it always does.

    When someone demands that you approve of same-sex marriage or else they will kill themselves, don’t give in. It’s not your fault when this happens.