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By David Vance On October 18th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

The proposition is simple. Should children be adopted by a gay couple?

A High Court ruling that a ban on gay and unmarried couples adopting children in NI is unlawful, is to be challenged by Health Minister Edwin Poots. At present a single gay or lesbian person can adopt but a couple in a civil partnership cannot. Earlier on Thursday, Mr Justice Treacy said the ban discriminated against those in civil partnerships and breached their right to family life.

I agree with Poots for once and entirely disagree with Treacy and his judgement.

I do not believe that it is appropriate for children to be adopted by a gay couple. Whilst I do not dispute that a gay couple can provide a loving environment – I am sure they stand as much a chance of doing so as a hetero couple – the fact remains that children should have a Dad and a Mum…..not Two Dads or Two Mums. The dynamic is wrong, the ethics questionable and the consequences worrying. On Mother’s Day, who gets the card? There are plenty of hetero couples who can provide a loving home and it would be better that the law was altered in order to make this desirable outcome more likely.


By David Vance On July 20th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Interesting to read that the Obamafied  US Department of Defence has agreed to allow active duty members of all branches of the US military to don their service uniforms while marching in an forthcoming San Diego gay pride parade.

Yes, they are gay, yes, they serve the Nation. Good luck to them – they do us all a service.

I can fully support the above proposition but I cannot support the idea that they have to join a politically directed Gay activist parade to show it off. Did they join the  US Military to show us they are gay or did they do it to serve the Nation? I suspect the latter but those seeking to put on their uniform and “parade” in such an event is an issue. Under Obama, it is obvious that the Gay Pride issue is more important than American Pride.


By David Vance On June 13th, 2012 at 11:49 am

It’s all gone Pete Tong for Ulster Unionist end of the peer Lord Maginnis this morning when he appeared to suggest a connection between gay marriage and bestiality on the BBC Nolan Show! Cue media feeding frenzy and poor old Mike Nesbitt in damage limitation mode. Never mind. For what it is worth, I think Maginnis is wrong in what he said however there is a point, albeit poorly made;

Same-sex marriage could lead to calls for polygamy and incest to be allowed, a Christian campaign group in Northern Ireland has claimed. DUP MPs Nigel Dodds and Jeffrey Donaldson, as well as Baroness Paisley, are among the vice presidents of the Keep Marriage Special campaign, which calls itself a “broad alliance of Christians”. Its claims were criticised by gay rights campaigners, who said that the gay and lesbian community was under “constant attack”. Under government proposals, which are out to consultation, the law would be changed to allow same-sex couples in England and Wales to have a marriage through a civil ceremony. While the change would not apply here, it has stirred strong debate. In Keep Marriage Special’s response to the consultation, it wrote: “If the only basis for marriage is the desire of the parties to get married, then there is, according to the logic of this proposal, no reason not to open up marriage to more than just same-sex couples. “Polygamy, polyandry and incest would all be permissible.”

Well for starters there ARE already calls for Polygamy. That’s just a fact. As for incest, I also fear that there are some in favour of that obscenity. Not sure about beastiality but if you can warp the concept and legal definition of marriage out of all proportion, who knows where it goes?

I have no issues with gay people, but I do have an issue with some of their activists demanding that Churches are forced to go against their core beliefs and indulge in oxymoronic ceremonies. As a libertarian, I think we should all live and let live. Lawfully.


By David Vance On June 12th, 2012 at 8:15 am

Well, better late than never, I suppose;

A law to allow same-sex weddings will destroy the institution of marriage for future generations, leaders of the Church of England warned yesterday.  They claim it will lead to a constitutional crisis, arguing that human rights legislation will force churches to treat gay couples asking for a wedding in the same way they treat heterosexual couples.  The Church of England’s warning comes in response to the Government’s consultation on legalising same-sex marriage, which will close this week. The proposed reforms, formally launched in March, have been described by Church officials as ‘half-baked’, ‘very shallow’, ‘superficial’ and ‘completely irrational’.

Gay marriage is largely an irrelevance to most of us. Few gays will marry in the greater scheme of things and there are more important priorities in life to be concerned about. HOWEVER, there is one major principles at stake here and it can be summed up as follows; Has the State the right to demand that Churches carry out things that go directly against Church teachings?

I say NO, the State has no such power although it wants to be able to do this. I think that is wrong. It should be for a given Church to decide IF it wants to conduct “gay weddings”. If it does, so be it. If it doesn’t, then fine.  I also can’t wait for Mosques to be instructed that they too will have to facilitate gay weddings – that should prove……explosive.


By David Vance On February 28th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

A few images of the US Military that would have been inconceivable until the recent  few years. These people serve their Nation, risk their lives, so what is the problem? It’s the relaxed face of Obama’s United States. But how do YOU feel about it? I have to say that whilst I respect individuals right to do as they wish, the images are a tad unsettling.

Sgt Brandon Morgan's embrace with boyfriend Dalan Wells has gone viral in the blogosphere after it was posted on Facebook.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta (left) kisses her partner Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell, following the ship's return to homeport after a three-month deployment in the Caribbean.


By David Vance On February 17th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Islam seems to have a real problem with homosexual people, I wonder why?

” A Pakistani spokesman for the UN’s Islamic bloc sparked outrage today after announcing to the UN’s top rights body that its 56 member states would ignore a scheduled UN rights panel on anti-gay violence, saying they were “disturbed” at the “attempted focus on certain persons” on the grounds of their “abnormal sexual behaviour,” which “have nothing to do with fundamental human rights.” The Islamic statement, obtained by the Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch and posted on its website, is provoking sharp reactions from human rights activists.”

Can’t wait for the MSM to explore this apparently visceral hatred towards Gay people.


By David Vance On January 30th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

The 21st Gay Pride Parade in Belfast City. July 2011

Interesting story here;

Senior figures in the Church of England have backed a Christian counsellor after she treated a gay man who said he wanted to be cured of his homosexuality.

Former archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey, Bishop of Chester the Rt Rev Peter Forster, and Bishop of Lewes the Rt Rev Wallace Benn were among signatories to a letter giving support to 60-year-old psychotherapist Lesley Pilkington.

The counsellor is due to mount an appeal this week following a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) ruling that she was guilty of professional misconduct over a therapy session with gay journalist Patrick Strudwick.

For once. just for once, I actually support these senior clerics. As I understand it, the gay journalist concerned aked the psychotherapistconcerned to “make me straight” after meeting her at a conference for therapists and psychiatrists who wanted to learn how to convert their patients to heterosexuality.

“I am an out, happily gay man. I was undercover, investigating therapists who practise this so-called conversion therapy – also known as reparative therapy – who try to ‘pray away the gay’,” he wrote. “I asked her to make me straight. “Her attempts to do so flout the advice of every major mental-health body in Britain.”

Surely the lady concerned was simply trying to help the man concerned? This looks a bit like entrapment, some might think? I have no idea if the therapy concerned can work but frankly I reckon the same could be asked of many psychotherapy treatments. In essence, this is about gay activism seeking to crush those who take an alternative view. And THAT is simple intolerance.


By David Vance On November 19th, 2011 at 10:43 am

What could be more normal than for a child to be brought up with two mums or two dads?

Gay couples in NI are denied the chance to adopt children because of outdated legislation, the High Court has heard. The Human Rights Commission oppose a bid to delay a legal challenge with potential significance for unmarried and civil partnership couples. Judicial review proceedings have been brought in an attempt to introduce new laws to bring NI into line with the rest of the UK.The commission claims the current arrangements here are discriminatory. It is backed in its case by a lesbian woman who wants her partner to be allowed to adopt her biological son.

I am not in the LEAST surprised that this challenge is backed by the NI Human Rights Commission. After all, it’s new Chairman, Father Michael O’Flaherty has form on this;

“A vocal advocate of gay rights, Professor O’Flaherty was central to the creation of the ‘Yogyakarta Principles’, a document which sets out sweeping and detailed recommendations about advancing homosexual and transsexual rights. Among its many recommendations is the introduction of gay adoption, the right of prisoners to have “gender-reassignment treatments”, the use of schools to ensure that children are educated to have “understanding of and respect for…diverse sexual orientations and gender identities”, positive discrimination to favour gay individuals and the suggestion that freedom of expression may have to be limited to protect gay rights.”

Got that? With O’Flaherty now in position, we can expect to see the entire Gay Rights agenda remorselessly advanced, care of the taxpayer. The fabric of our society will continue to be warped out of all perpsective – so, no real change then.


By David Vance On October 9th, 2011 at 7:32 am

As IF the UK Government’s decision to maintain and actually INCREASE the overseas aid budget of £7.8Bn was not bad enough, consider how it it being positioned;

Poor African countries which persecute homosexuals will have their aid slashed by the Government in a bid by David Cameron to take his gay rights crusade to the Third World

International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell has already cut aid to Malawi by £19 million after two gay men were sentenced to 14 years hard labour. And he has warned the country’s leaders to scrap plans to introduce draconian new anti-lesbian laws.

If aid is genuinely being given for humanitarian reasons, why is it being linked to the advance of gay rights? I do not approve of the persecution of any group on the grounds of their sexuality or their religious faith BUT why is the gay aspect so important to the UK Government? Many of these recipient countries pay scant regard to ANY tenet of democracy so I’m curious as to why the UK government has decided that gay rights are top of the list of requirements.

Is it better to let people starve rather than lose the chance to advance lesbianism? If the Aid can be cut, and the country survive, then WHY are we giving it in the first instance. I favour the complete elimination of Overseas Aid except for unforeseen tragedies like the tsunami. But in this instance we see liberal values – and gay rights in particular – being elevated above everything else – including the right for people to eat.


By David Vance On September 23rd, 2011 at 7:18 am

The tyranny of the minority manifest in this news from Texas;

An honors student in Fort Worth, Texas, was sent to the principal’s office and punished for telling a classmate that he believes homosexuality is wrong.

Holly Pope said she was “absolutely stunned” when she received a telephone call from an assistant principal at Western Hills High School informing her that her son, Dakota Ary, had been sent to in-school suspension. “Dakota is a very well-grounded 14-year-old,” she told Fox News Radio noting that her son is an honors student, plays on the football team and is active in his church youth group. “He’s been in church his whole life and he’s been taught to stand up for what he believes.” And that’s what got him in trouble.

The teachers concerned should be disciplined for their rampant intolerance. The Bible plainly teaches homosexuality is a sin. The gay movement teaches that adhering to the Bible is a sin. I think I know which side the liberal establishment takes. My view is that it HAS to be right for people to say what they believe – whichever side of the argument they take.