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LETTER OF THE DAY - The LGBT agenda and free speech

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2013 | 12:00 AM


I WRITE with specific reference to Queen Ifrica's utterances at the Grand Gala supporting male/female relationships. Then came further news that she was denied entry into Canada to perform at a concert as a consequence of these words.

What has happened to Queen Ifrika is just another example of the danger that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender agenda poses to free speech. This is what Crystal Dixon discovered. In 2008, she dared to write in a local newspaper that choosing homosexual behaviour is not the same as being black or handicapped. These were some of her words:

" As a black woman, I take great umbrage at the notion that those choosing the homosexual lifestyle are 'civil rights victims.' Here's why. I cannot wake up tomorrow and not be a black woman.'"

For these words she lost her job as associate vice-president, University of Toledo. Or take the very recent case of Donnie Mc Clurkin Gospel. According to the Washington Post, of August 21, 2013. "Ex-gay gospel singer Donnie McClurkin was cut from a Martin Luther King Jr memorial concert Saturday because of the "potential controversy". According to the Washington Post, McClurkin believes God absolved him from the "curse" of homosexuality. This, it seems, was McClurkin's 'sin' !

Uttering words questioning the lifestyle is not even allowed on your own Facebook page! Adrian Smith, an employee of Trafford Housing Trust, England, in 2012 was disturbed to read a report that gay marriages may be permitted in church. He then posted a comment, on his own Facebook page, "An equality too far" . These and other similar words posted on his Facebook page led to a demotion at work with a 40 per cent pay cut.

We warn of a growing cultural totalitarianism - at this point, it is insisting on no criticism in speech with punishment for those who dare to disobey. Soon it will be mandatory endorsement in speech. Will it also move to mandatory endorsement in thought?


S Richards