By David Vance On May 20th, 2013 at 7:36 am
It’s the spirit of the age…..two lead news stories today.
Plans to legalise same-sex marriage in England and Wales return to the Commons later today, amid continuing opposition from some Conservative activists and MPs. The Marriage Bill was approved by a 225-vote majority when it was last debated by MPs in February, but nearly half of all Tories voted against it.
The issue of gay ministers will top the agenda at the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly, four years after the first openly homosexual minister was appointed by the Kirk.
It strikes me that this small group of homosexual activists behind the “gay marriage” meme must be feeling very content today as they dominate the news agenda. Gay Marriage is this year’s model and it will not be stopped. The same politicians who for decades have dismissed traditional marriage as no big deal, and who took away every tax break afforded a married couple, now fall over themselves to demand gay marriage. Those churches who once insisted that marriage was one man and one woman, now queue up to change the formula of hundreds if not thousands of years.
In the final analysis my view is that what we are witnessing the radical reinterpretation of marriage to suit a secular elite. Once “gay marriage” is made law. polygamy is next up for legalisation. Some gay marriage supporters have already said this to me. And after polygamy is made legal in the UK (something muslims will appreciate, although don’t be expecting a gay wedding down your local Mosque any day soon) what then? The new principle is that marriage can mean whatever you want it to mean. Politicians and churches conspire around this radicalisation and dress it up in the hollow shroud of modernity. it’s not, it’s degeneracy.
By Mike Cunningham On May 20th, 2013 at 12:22 am
I wish to advise all ATW readers that I am busy forming the S.E.L. Party, the initials being self-explanatory.
I project that we shall be taking votes from what remains of the Tory Party after mass desertions to U.K.I.P.
By Pete Moore On May 19th, 2013 at 7:19 pm
CBS: According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 20 percent of American children are suffering from mental disorders such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression and autism.
Total cobblers, in part because ADHD doesn’t exist. The piece goes on:
The CDC data was collected between 1994 and 2011, and it shows that the number of children being diagnosed with mental disorders has been steadily growing. The study did not conclude exactly why the numbers are increasing.
Probably there are a number of reasons why increasing numbers of children have been diagnosed with mental disorders. Sitting them in front of electronic babysitters can’t be doing young minds any good, but it’s a massive leap from filling their heads with mush to a mental disorder. In the end I’m still persuaded by Dr Thomas Szasz’s explanation, that the problem is an epidemic of psychiatry. It’s a very lucrative epidemic for armies of pill-pushers.
By Mike Cunningham On May 19th, 2013 at 6:17 pm
Is there anyone who actually believes that this selection of ‘pond-life’ actually perform as advertised?
By Mike Cunningham On May 19th, 2013 at 1:08 pm
In New Zealand……An acceptable alternative to sheep, one presumes.
In eleven states in USA……………A new type of Zumba dancing, it is alleged.
Me? Although slightly wary of all the punishments etc., I have some sympathy with the Nigerians.
By Mike Cunningham On May 19th, 2013 at 11:19 am
A child, someone’s daughter, has died. This is indeed a personal tragedy.
We are told that the ‘family are angry, angry and hurt’
We are also told that lifeguards were chatting whilst girl drowned
We are also informed that ‘a full and thorough’ investigation would be carried out.
We were not told why a FIVE-year old child was allowed to go into a swimming pool area unsupervised by her ‘devastated parents or grandparents’.
Just in the course of ‘full disclosure’!
In the course of full disclosure, I might add that two of my grandsons are already learning to swim, and the third is being introduced to the water. All three of my grandchildren, whenever near the water, are supervised as if they were about to disappear, and I would expect nothing less from their fathers, my two sons. Also to be disclosed is the sad truth that their Grandad cannot swim a stroke, and is terrified of the water.
By David Vance On May 19th, 2013 at 11:07 am
Gay Marriage. What HARM can it do, argue the liberals. Accept it, embrace it, push for equality, say the sirens. Well, Canada has had “gay marriage” for ten years so let’s look to see what lies in store for the UK…
Very quickly, traditional religious teaching on homosexuality will be penned up within church sanctuaries, and “faith-based” ancillary institutions will be crowbarred into submission. What’s that? I’m “scaremongering”? Well, it’s now routine in Canada, where Catholic schools in Ontario are obligated by law to set up Gay-Straight Alliance groups, where a Knights of Columbus hall in British Columbia was forced to pay compensation for declining a lesbian wedding reception, and where the Reverend Stephen Boisson wrote to his local paper objecting to various aspects of “the homosexual agenda” and was given a lifetime speech ban by the Alberta “Human Rights” Tribunal ordering him never to utter anything “disparaging” about homosexuals ever again, even in private. Although his conviction was eventually overturned by the Court of Queen’s Bench after a mere seven-and-a-half years of costly legal battle, no Canadian newspaper would ever publish such a letter today.
This is what the gay activists and their media shills will not discuss. It is the erosion of Liberty for anyone or any organisation that does not accept the gay marriage agenda that is my primary objection here but I wonder how long I will be permitted to say this before the enforces of gay activist orthodoxy shut me up?
By David Vance On May 19th, 2013 at 10:59 am
As the Conservatives squabble amongst themselves and Labour moves ever leftwards under Captain Ed, the catalyst of all this change keeps growing…
Support for the UK Independence Party has reached a record 19 per cent, while both Labour and Conservatives are losing ground, it has emerged. Despite a week of controversy, in which UKIP leader Nigel Farage visited Edinburgh and was locked in a pub by angry protestors, public backing for the party has never been higher. The UK Independence Party leader said the left-wing extremists who trapped him were the ‘ugly face of Scottish nationalism’ pursuing an anti-English agenda. However, poll results do not reflect the crowds who just this week shouted ‘racist scumbag’ and ‘scum’ at the leader, who has begun to pose a real threat as a major political party.
Leaving aside the inherent bias in this article, the point is that UKIP now have 19% support whilst the Lib Dems – the party sharing Government – have 8%. Come 2015, there is every chance of a Conservative-UKIP coalition government and Nigel Farage has been refreshingly frank on the matter. He said he WOULD contemplate such a thing IF David Cameron is removed as leader! Farage knows how to place a dagger at the neck and of course Cameron HATES him with a vengeance, hence the insults about UKIP voters. The real problem for Cameron is that more and more Conservative rank and file voters are turning to UKIP for Conservative policies. That torrent is turning into a tidal wave and that is what is reflected in this poll and the tortured manoeuvring of the Cameronians as they seek to
By David Vance On May 19th, 2013 at 10:30 am
First, the background;
A young woman is seeking asylum in Britain after she spurned the advances of the polyamorous King Mswati III of Swaziland and refused to join his harem of 13 wives. Tintswalo Ngobeni, 22, fled to England from the southern African nation as a teenager after she caught the attention of the millionaire monarch, a notoriously oppressive ruler known for his lavish lifestyle. As part of Swazi custom, King Mswati III, 45, is permitted to choose a new bride every year.
What fascinates me is why someone from Swaziland would seek refuge in a country thousands of miles away. Are there NO other welcoming countries in between, or perhaps might it be that the UK is such a soft touch that it acts as a magnet?
By Pete Moore On May 18th, 2013 at 9:46 pm
What a pleasure this evening to see Jonny Wilkinson lift the Heineken Cup, and what a game it was. He, and the Toulon team he captains, lined up against a Clermont Auvergne outfit in Dublin who were favourites because of a stellar backline that had swept all before them this season. Well he and his team won because of the oldest truth of all on any sporting stage: if you dig in, and if you don’t give up, you have a chance. That’s exactly what they did and they won 16-15 in an unbelievably tense finale, at one stage hanging in by their fingernails.
How good was Jonny? In the QF, SF and tonight he didn’t miss a single kick at goal. Added was his characteristic tackling, smashing into Sivivatu to prevent a certain try and getting there, to put off David Skrela from an attempted drop goal, which would have won it at the death for Clermont.
After all those times his white face grimaced in pain and frustration as another injury struck, this is damned well deserved for one of the greats.