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Aug 31 2015

American Taliban: Denver City Council Holding Up Chick-fil-A at Airport Because CEO Is Christian

Liberals present themselves as devoted advocates of women’s rights and homosexual privilege, and enemies of violence and religion. Yet they ally themselves with Muslims, who enslave women, murder homosexuals, and reject reality in favor of their conspicuously violent faith. In turn, Muslims overwhelmingly vote Democrat. This is confusing until you realize that the content of their respective ideologies is inconsequential; it is only the ruthless intolerance with which the ideology is imposed that matters. The most meaningful difference between Islam and liberalism lies in the methods used to coerce compliance, and these are determined by culture.

Given that both liberals and Muslims are viscerally hostile to Christianity, if you Americanized the Taliban and put it in charge of Denver, you could expect something like this:

Normally the approval process for a concession slot at Denver International Airport is routine. But when the franchise is Chick-fil-A, normal goes out the window. Members of the Denver City Council are now holding up approval on grounds that they don’t like the support for the “biblical” view of marriage expressed several years ago by the chicken chain’s CEO, Dan Cathy.

That is, because the CEO let it slip that he holds traditional Christian views, the liberals running Denver do not think Chick-fil-A should be allowed at the airport.

At a council meeting earlier this month, member after member took issue with Chick-fil-A on marriage. … The outcry is more absurd given the landmark Supreme Court ruling on marriage in June. Now that the Court has made same-sex marriage a constitutional right, it doesn’t matter what a Chick-fil-A exec might think. It’s past time for the victors to give up trying to silence and punish the remaining dissenters and accept their victory.

But victory isn’t enough for liberals or Muslims. They demand that you not only comply with their poisonous ideology, but agree with it. If they suspect that you don’t, they will hurt you. This pathological intolerance for independent thought is what makes them so compatible — and such a threat to the rest of us.

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Suppressed by America’s Taliban.

On a tip from Varla.


Aug 31 2015

University of Tennessee Defines Pronouns as Thought Crimes

Even as they become ever more unaffordable, institutions of higher learning have increasingly shifted their focus from sports and education to grotesque leftist social engineering. Now the University of Tennessee has gone full moonbat:

The University of Tennessee has told its staff and students to stop calling each other ‘he’, ‘she’, ‘him’ and ‘her’ – and to start referring to one another with terms like ‘xe’, ‘zir’ and ‘xyr’ instead.

The Knoxville branch of the public university, which has 27,400 students, sent a memo round to its members filled with unusual new parts of speech to avoid referring to anybody’s gender.

According to a gay rights official at the university, the new language regime will make the university ‘welcoming and inclusive’ and stop people feeling ‘marginalized’.

Officials don’t worry much about normal people feeling marginalized by a ruling class that aggressively caters to even the most absurd whims of the militantly depraved.

The university published the instructions on its website on Wednesday after they were emailed to every member of the university by the institution’s Vice Chancellor for Diversity.

Thankfully there was enough backlash to compel university officials to declare that the guidelines are not compulsory (yet).

Donna Braquet, who runs the university’s [Pervert] Pride Center, wrote the guidelines, which are accompanied with a long table demonstrating how to replace the regular parts of speech.

She also advises staff members not to call roll in class, and to instead greet every student by asking them to announce their name and pronoun of preference.

Students and their parents are paying tens of thousands of dollars expecting an education and instead are being forced to take part in a surreal and disgusting freak show. But at least universities have excellent remedial reading programs for those who didn’t master the skill before graduating from government-run high schools.

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Donna Braque, UTenn’s Primary Pervert Pride Person.

On tips from Don M, Byron H, Dean D, Teresa M, and Steve T.

Aug 31 2015

Obama’s Nationalized Student Loan Industry Is Monumental Failure

As part of the ObamaCare fiasco, Obama ham-fistedly nationalized the student loan industry in a move that was supposed to help finance subsidized health insurance. Let’s check in on how it has worked out:

In less than five years, President Obama turned a relatively small, privately run, guaranteed student-loan program into a massive government-run disaster. What’s his answer? More government, naturally. …

Delinquency rates on the feds’ $1.2 trillion of student loans are sky high — worse than mortgage loans during the housing crisis.

The New York Fed reports that 11.5% of student loan debt was more than three months past due in Q2 of this year, which was up from Q1. By comparison, the 90-day delinquency rate on credit card debt is just 8.4%. The St. Louis Fed says that 27.3% of student loans that are currently being repaid are at least a month behind.

Now comes word from the Department of Education that 6.9 million people haven’t made a student loan payment in more than 360 days, which is up 6% from the year before.

Here’s why people are no longer paying back their loans, now that Big Government is running things:

Experts say that the Education Department is ill-equipped to identify risks when making loans. Easy terms and high default rates forced the Congressional Budget Office recently to increase the program’s cost by 7 billion — a 30% jump.

This is getting to be a serious problem…

And the risk of another financial crisis looms as the amount of direct federal student loan debt has climbed more than 600%. The Department of Education now manages a loan portfolio bigger than the entire loan business of JPMorgan Chase.

But rather than rein in this program, Obama is instead targeting private loan servicing companies that contract with the government to collect the loans for what he calls overly aggressive tactics. This is typical of liberals. If a government program isn’t working, the answer is always more government, never less.

That’s because you never want to let a crisis go to waste as an opportunity to create another crisis that can be used as an excuse to create another crisis after that, each one more expensive than the one before, on and on like the reflections in two facing mirrors.

Socialism does not work. But we already knew that. The question is how we prevent tyrants from imposing it.

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Big Government implements student loans.

On a tip from Lauren.

Aug 30 2015

Open Thread

hillary-prison

Via Silly Liberals.

Aug 30 2015

The Microaggressions That Lit Vester Flanagan’s Fuse

The concept of “microaggressions” — used by moonbats in academia to encourage members of privileged minority groups to find racism where there is none — was taken to its logical or rather illogical conclusion by race murderer Vester Flanagan:

The words are a part of everyday conversation — “swinging” by an address and going out in the “field.”

But in the twisted mind of Virginia gunman Vester Lee Flanagan II, they were pure racism — and saying them became a death sentence for Alison Parker.

The 24-year-old white reporter, who was murdered on live TV along with her cameraman, used the phrases as an intern at ­WDBJ TV in Roanoke in 2012, according to an internal complaint filed by Flanagan, who was black. …

Hours after gunning her and Adam Ward down during their broadcast Wednesday, Flanagan revealed in tweets that the comments were still fresh in his mind.

“Alison made racist comments,” Flanagan posted while he was on the run from cops.

“They hired her after that??” he wrote.

No wonder Flanagan become unhinged. Thought crimes should never go unpunished, not even imaginary ones. Remember that with racism it doesn’t matter whether you meant to offend; it only matters that the “victim” says he is offended.

Trevor Fair, a 33-year-old cameraman at WDBJ for six years, said that the words Parker used are commonplace but that they would routinely set Flanagan off.

“We would say stuff like, ‘The reporter’s out in the field.’ And he would look at us and say, ‘What are you saying, cotton fields? That’s racist,’ ” Fair recounted.

“We’d be like, ‘What?’ We all know what that means, but he took it as cotton fields, and therefore we’re all racists.”

“This guy was a nightmare,” Fair said. “Management’s worst nightmare.”

Take the Affirmative Action that compels hiring based on race and makes blacks difficult to fire, combine it with the neurotic and delusional hypersensitivity endlessly encouraged by the politically correct establishment, and you have a nightmare for management, all right.

Too bad Flanagan is gone. Maybe he could have explained to me what the big deal is about watermelons:

Flanagan assumed everything was a jab at his race, even when a manager brought in watermelon for all employees.

“Of course, he thought that was racist. He was like, ‘You’re doing that because of me.’ No, the general manager brought in watermelon for the entire news team. He’s like, ‘Nope, this is out for me. You guys are calling me out because I’m black.’ ”

Flanagan even declared that ­7-Eleven was racist because it sold watermelon-flavored Slurpees.

“It’s not a coincidence, they’re racist,” he allegedly told Fair.

Vester Flanagans are inevitable in a society that rewards people for being perpetually offended.

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Made glum by racism.

On tips from Torcer and Wiggins.

Aug 30 2015

Trump Supporters Anonymous

Still on the fence about Trump? Intellectual Froglegs can help. Joe Dan Gorman dispenses with the arguments that Trump is not presidential, conservative, and/or trustworthy, and in the process lays waste to the sclerotic, politically correct, intellectually corrupt, sputteringly anti-Trump Republican establishment as personified by the bowtie-wearing weenie George Will:

Aug 30 2015

Judge Rules Illegal Aliens Have Right to Bear Arms

Every now and then the judicial oligarchy finds a reason to uphold the Second Amendment:

People living in the United States illegally have a constitutional right to bear arms but are still barred from doing so by a separate law, a federal appeals court ruled.

I don’t know what’s crazier: pretending that people in the country illegally are entitled to constitutional protections, or asserting that the constitutional protections are irrelevant anyway because laws supersede the Constitution.

The three-judge panel of the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling Thursday in a case involving Mariano Meza-Rodriguez…

Meza-Rodriguez had a bullet in his pocket when he was arrested for a Milwaukee bar fight.

Federal law prohibits people in the country illegally from possessing guns or ammunition. Meza-Rodriguez argued that the charges should be dismissed because the law infringes on his Second Amendment right to bear arms. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa rejected that contention on the broad grounds that the Second Amendment doesn’t apply to people in the country illegally. Meza-Rodriguez was ultimately convicted of a felony and deported.

The 7th Circuit panel, however, ruled unanimously Thursday that the term “the people” in the Second Amendment’s guarantee that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed also applies to those in the country illegally. The ruling, which applies in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, conflicts with opinions from three other federal appellate courts in recent years that found the Second Amendment doesn’t apply to people in the country illegally.

“We see no principled way to carve out the Second Amendment and say that the unauthorized (or maybe all noncitizens) are excluded,” Chief Judge Diane Wood wrote.

But the panel upheld Meza-Rodriguez’s conviction, saying the federal ban on people in the country illegally possessing weapons remains valid. Wood wrote that the right to bear arms isn’t unlimited and the government has a strong interest in preventing people who have already broken the law by coming to the country illegally from carrying guns.

So foreign invaders have a right to bears arms in our country, but that right will be ignored. If they can ignore the phony rights of illegal aliens, they can ignore our real rights.

This legal conundrum could be solved easily by enforcing immigration law, as could a large number of other problems.

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On tips from Lyle and Torcer.

Aug 30 2015

Black Thug Assassinates White Deputy; Media Obscures Race

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Darren Goforth and Shannon Miles.

The inflammatory blacks-as-victims propaganda endlessly blasting from liberal establishment megaphones — and amplified still further by Black Lives Matter, Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, et al. — has claimed another victim:

A suspect was arrested and charged in Friday night’s shooting death of a Harris County [i.e., greater Houston] deputy.

At a press conference Saturday afternoon, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman announced that Shannon J. Miles, 30, a person who had been in custody since early Saturday morning, was arrested and charged with capital murder.

Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, was killed in cold blood at a northwest Harris County gas station. … As he was pumping gas, detectives say Miles approached him from behind, said nothing and fired multiple shots. Once he fell to the ground, authorities say Miles fired more shots at the deputy.

Another heaping helping of social justice.

Going back at least to Trayvon Martin’s timely demise, the liberal media has eagerly sacrificed what little is left of its credibility to work blacks into a frenzy, as if deliberately to inspire senseless murders like this one.

Will Deputy Goforth’s death cause them to back off from the propaganda and attempt to report the news objectively? Allen West answers the question by pointing out that USA Today described Miles only as “a dark-skinned male” whom the sheriff characterized as being inspired by “very dangerous national rhetoric”…

Yes, a “dark-skinned male” possibly inspired by “dangerous rhetoric” – but even AP reported [Friday] night that “authorities did not say what race they believe him (the suspect) to be – even though his image was recorded on security cameras. Have a look at him in the picture above. How would you describe him?

I know how Obama would describe him, based on the Trayvon Martin experience: the son he never had.

As we reported [Friday], black activists are openly calling for the murder and lynching of white people – heck even Louis Farrakhan has done the same in his sermons.

Yet in this politically-correct environment, we dare not make any suggestion about the race of the shooter…

Yet if Goforth had somehow come out the survivor in this encounter, their respective races would be rammed down our throats to stoke white guilt and black grievance.

On tips from Bill T, Anne, Wiggins, and Byron.

Aug 29 2015

Open Thread

iran-obama-nukes

Via Phil.

Aug 29 2015

Second Annual Ferguson Games

Finally some real competition to insufferably moonbatty ESPN. Introducing BSPN:

On a tip from Lyle.

Aug 29 2015

Argentina

Those who do not remember the past…

No country is too wealthy to be reduced to wretched poverty by liberalism.

Our rulers know what lies down the road we are on; the destination is fine with them. They will still be rich, and will be even more powerful the more poor they make us.

On a tip from Stormfax.

Aug 29 2015

George Monbiot Eats Roadkill on Live TV

George Monbiot, whose name is said to be the source of the word “moonbat,” must be finding it harder to keep that name in the news these days. The current total saturation of society with looney tunes leftism has seemingly forced him to resort to carnival act tactics to draw attention to himself. He recently cooked and ate roadkill on live TV.

In case you are wondering how eating dead squirrels found by the side of the road advances leftist ideology, Moonbat wrote a brutally long piece in The Guardian to explain. It rambles around incoherently for a while, denounces the raising of livestock, and finally concludes:

Perhaps if we engaged more with the natural world and developed a better understanding of our evolutionary history and our psychological place within it, we might spend more time thinking about what we eat. In doing so, I believe, we would enrich our lives, as well as the life of the more-than-human world. To seek enlightenment, about ourselves and the world around us: this is what makes a life worth living.

If you think life isn’t worth living, maybe you should try eating some roadkill. Then you’ll appreciate life more the next time you eat food that is denounced by moonbats but is fit for consumption by sane people.

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George Moonbat chows down on roadkill.

On a tip from Artfldgr.

Aug 28 2015

Open Thread

fire-boehner

Via Glen T.

Aug 28 2015

Mexico Warns Texas to Comply With Invasion

We had better drop the idea of putting an end to the birthright citizenship nonsense that combined with chain migration is allowing millions of unskilled peasants from Third World countries to climb aboard the welfare gravy train. Texas tried it, and got a stern warning from Mexico:

The Mexican government is warning that Texas’ denial of birth certificates for U.S. children born here to undocumented immigrants stands to imperil the relationship between Mexico and the Lone Star State.

The concern was raised in an amicus brief filed Monday evening to lend support to immigrants parents who sued Texas after being denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children, even after showing their “matrículas,” the ID cards issued by the Mexican Consulate to undocumented immigrants. …

The families who are suing say that Texas is violating the 14th amendment and that the state is superseding federal immigration laws.

They might not know how to speak English but they do know their “rights” in the country they have illegally invaded — including the misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment that leftists have used as a justification for displacing our population with one more conducive to socialist rule.

Texas ought to send them back across the border by catapult. That would restore the relationship between Texas and Mexico to one of mutual respect, rather than the current relationship based on Mexico’s cynical exploitation of American moonbattery.

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On a tip from Bill T.

Aug 28 2015

Hunter Biden Framed for Conspiring to Philander by Fiendishly Clever Russian Agents

When Joe Biden’s son Hunter was found to have an “Affair Guarantee” level account with the sleazy adultery service Ashley Madison, I naturally assumed he had been framed by the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy. But no, turns out it was the Russkies:

Business executive Robert “Hunter” Biden, reportedly an adviser to his father’s political career, told Breitbart News Monday that he suspected his enemies of creating a fake Ashley Madison account for him in order to discredit him. The email address provided for “Robert Biden’s” account matched a personal email address once used by Biden, the vice president’s son confirmed. (EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden: Ashley Madison Account Created In My Name By America’s Enemies).

Biden thinks international agents, possibly Russian, who objected to his board membership with a Ukrainian gas company set up a fake account to discredit him. A source close to Biden told People Magazine after the first Breitbart story ran that the IP address for the account traces to Jacksonville, Florida.

But account information shows that the profile, which was confirmed by a credit card purchase in 2014, was used at the latitude/longitude point of 38.912682, -77.071704.

That latitude-longitude point just happens to exist on the Georgetown University campus, at an administrative building on Reservoir Road. And Hunter Biden just happened to be teaching there around the time the account was set up.

Joke Biden must be very proud of the way Hunter deftly avoids taking responsibility for his skeevy behavior by weaving a tale of foreign intrigue that will most likely satisfy the readers of People Magazine. He could have a future in Democrat politics.

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A nepotistic, corporate cronyistic chip off the old blockhead.

On tips from Byron, Conan, and Ken in Florida.

Aug 28 2015

Former Ivy League Professor: Vester Flanagan Shooting Spree Caused by “Love Deficit”

We were all made very much aware that Dylann Roof’s shooting spree was racially motivated. How to spin the murders committed by Vester Flanagan — who clearly stated for the record that his motive was to get revenge against whites — as anything different? For a propaganda job that difficult, an Ivy League intellect is required. CNN calls upon former Harvard and Princeton professor Cornel West:

“The problem is we live in a society where people don’t give or get enough love. They don’t give or get enough justice. They don’t give or get enough community. When you’re isolated and insulated, that rage bubbles up. …

“Justice is what love looks like in public. When you have a love deficit, you have a justice deficit. And the question becomes, how do you make things accountable? I‘m very much in favor of tight gun control.”

There you have it. The killings resulted from a “love deficit” that can be made right by denying us our constitutional rights, and placing us even more at the mercy of maniacs like Flanagan, who could have just as effectively done his killing with a knife or a car.

The professor also managed to drag in the concepts of “white privilege” and “homophobia” while justifying Flanagan’s “rage” and denying that the killer was mentally ill.

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Cornel West: What Affirmative Action has done to higher education.

On a tip from Torcer.

Aug 28 2015

Jerry Seinfeld Family’s Lemonade Stand Shut Down After Informant Squeals

We’ve seen lemonade stands shut down by the authorities again and again and again and again, apparently lest kids grow up thinking they can generate their own wealth rather than feed off the government. But surely a big shot celebrity like Jerry Seinfeld could get away with a lemonade stand — or maybe not. His family’s lemonade stand, set up in East Hampton to raise money for his wife’s charity, was shut down after a neighbor ratted them out to the authorities.

“Lemonade dreams crushed by local neighbor, but not before raising lots of money for @loverecycled,” wrote Ms. Seinfeld in the caption. “Thanks to all of our customers and big tippers!” …

East Hampton Village Police Chief Jerry Larsen said police received a complaint about illegally parked vehicles at the location of the lemonade stand. At the scene, an officer advised the Seinfeld family that village code does not permit lemonade stands on village property. …

Ms. Seinfeld founded Baby Buggy in 2001. The organization focuses on providing families under financial strain with clothing, gear and services, and has donated 16 million items since its formation. Its motto is “Love Recycled,” hence its Instagram handle.

However, the privileges of fame still protect celebrities from less serious infractions, such as Al Sharpton’s refusal to pay the $4.5 million he owes in taxes, and the various crimes including mishandling of top secret information and destruction of evidence entailed in Shrillary Clinton’s email shenanigans.

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Busted.

On tips from Henry and J.

Aug 28 2015

Jeb Will Set You Thinking…

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Passed along by The Only Other Conservative in Seattle.

Aug 28 2015

Walmart to Stop Selling AR-15s

Liberals don’t necessarily have to violate the Constitution to attack the fundamental rights it enshrines, because as the ruling class, they control not only the government, but also most major corporations. For example, when the flag representing the South was targeted for eradication lest it continue to serve as a rallying point for opposition to centralized control, there was no need for Obama to violate the First Amendment by whipping out his pen and his phone; major retailers like Walmart were alarmingly quick to pull the flag from their shelves and flush it down the Memory Hole on a voluntary basis. The same goes for the Second Amendment:

Walmart has instituted a new corporate policy that bars its stores from selling semi-automatic AR-15-style rifles and semi-automatic shotguns that have a magazine capacity of seven shots or more, multiple news outlets report.

According to Walmart spokesman Kory Lundberg, the massive retailer will replace ARs and self-defense and competition shotguns with budget-oriented bolt guns, rimfire rifles and pump-action shotguns.

Although AR-15s are the top-selling rifles in the country and intensely hated by liberals who ignorantly or mendaciously refer to them as “assault rifles,” the ban is supposedly only about business and not politics. We’ll know better when the bolt-action guns are replaced by slingshots, and then slingshots by water pistols, and then water pistols by peace symbol and smiley face buttons.

The people running big companies like Walmart aren’t necessarily moonbats themselves. But they readily bend to the will of moonbats, so they may as well be.

Walmart has been the target of anti-gun groups who are pushing the retail giant [to] ban some firearms sales. In December 2013, New York City-based Trinity Church sued to force a shareholder vote on whether “Walmart should sell products that are … especially dangerous to the public [and] pose a substantial risk to company reputation and would reasonably be considered offensive to the community and family values that Walmart seeks to associate with its brand,” including products with “high-capacity magazines.”

A Federal appeals judge tossed the Trinity Church lawsuit in April.

What makes lawsuits so effective is that even when they fail, they succeed by intimidating their victims.

Not all Walmart stores sell firearms; yet some manufacturers depend on Walmart for a substantial percentage of their profits.

Remington Outdoor Company said Walmart accounted for nearly 10 percent of its firearms and ammunition sales in the last six months, with AR-style rifles leading Remington’s push.

“In the event Walmart were to significantly reduce or terminate its purchases of firearms, ammunition and/or other products from us, our financial condition or results of operations could be adversely affected,” Remington Outdoor Company said.

No violation of the Constitution has taken place; Walmart can sell what it likes — just as we can shop where we like. But where are you going to shop when major retailers willing (and sometimes eager) to impose leftist ideology (Walmart, Target, Amazon, eBay, Sears, etc.) are crowding out everyone else? It’s like switching the channel on TV, only to see the same moonbattery wherever you turn.

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Will eventually replace AR-15s.

On a tip from Lyle.

Aug 28 2015

Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron

Pope Francis may be an eco-Marxist polar opposite of John Paul II, but at least Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron of Agana, Guam understands that moonbattery is the enemy of everything the Church should defend to its last breath. Here is how he feels about the imposition of homosexual marriage (bold in original):

These times compel the Church to expose the intentions of those who have deceivingly disguised same-sex unions, as an issue of equality and anti-discrimination. It is important to understand that the political pressure to push the agenda for same sex “marriage” has never been about gay rights; the true intention behind this agenda has always been about the destruction of the family, and the imposition of a totalitarian system. The approval of same-sex “marriage” has now thrown open the doors of Guam to implement in our community a very clever and systematic theory, which has as its aim the destruction of marriage and family through the annihilation of any sexual differences among persons, this theory is known as the “Theory of Gender.”

Sick as things are now, they will continue to get sicker as the progressive plan unfolds. Opposition will be denounced as “intolerant” and ruthlessly crushed.

The next step will be to implement this theory in the educational system of Guam [as with the rest of the USA]. This means that our children, your children, will be forced to assimilate to this pattern of non-gender; that there is no-such-thing as “male” or “female”; they will be encouraged to explore their sexuality earlier, and parents will have no voice in the education of their children. The natural family will be seen as a threat for the “new age.” These ideas are already part of an international agenda promoted especially by the United Nations. The laws just passed on our beautiful island, which were disguised to fight against discrimination, will now work to subvert our human sexuality from the most tender age with the goal to abolish the natural family and create new “models” of a family.

I truly believe we are being led astray like lambs to a slaughter. In my view, these recent laws are not a sign of human progress, but are dangerous steps toward annihilation of our fundamental religious beliefs.

The corruption of innocent children, the destruction of the most fundamental structure in society, and of course the repression or better still subversion of Christianity are all key items on the agenda. Only when the old society has been torn up by the roots can the impending dystopia be imposed. That is the purpose of cultural Marxism, the religion of our ruling class.

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The Archbishop can see where this is heading.

On a tip from Torcer.

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