When we last saw plucky investigative journalist Gina Miller, she was going undercover to expose the International Lesbian Conspiracy to serve fruit punch and potato salad at the Museum of Agriculture and Forestry in Jackson, Mississippi. Today she's hot on the trail of the crypto-homosexual content in SkyMall.
"How is everything? Gay enough for you?"
"Liberal & Proud," Ellen Ratner, writing at WorldNetDaily, paints just about the rosiest picture you can imagine of a country that fully embraces the deviancy of homosexuality and the perversion of the definition of marriage.
How do they stomach it? Well, let's remember, Icelanders are a robust people who've been tempered and toughed by a harsh climate, a remote and isolated environment, and a lifetime of wearing extremely itchy wool sweaters.
"You think the sight of two dudes kissing can irritate me? I'm not even wearing a t-shirt under this thing!"
She tells all about the fun and wonderful things she experienced there, beginning with the in-flight magazine she saw that showed a picture of two men in tuxedos with rainbow umbrellas accompanying an article titled, "Iceland for All."[Insert Dramatic Prairie Dog here]
After recounting some of the nice things she saw while in Iceland, she states:
It is against this backdrop of supporting the individual that gays and lesbians flourish in the society. Gay Pride, which takes place every August, has been known to draw more than 50,000 people to its streets, and most of them are part of the non-gay population of Iceland. The in-flight magazine noted that the straight mayor of Reykjavik was on a float dressed in drag!
What a sign of modern "accomplishment" to have your male mayor dress up like a woman and flaunt it in your "gay pride" display!
Well, she didn't say the mayor was male, only that he or she was in drag, so it's entirely possible that Reykjavik's municipal chief executive is George Sand.
Or Rudy Giuliani.
People have to be nice to each other because, in a country where there are just 330,000 or so people, you have to learn to get along. Rancor and political rage just don't cut it here, and neither does prejudice because of someone's being different than the mainstream.
Of course, Ms. Ratner is dead-wrong in her claim that opponents of the radical homosexual agenda are acting out of "prejudice because of someone's being different than the mainstream."On the contrary, they are animated by a heartfelt and selfless urge to protect America from divine wrath, which expresses itself through the eruption of an unpronounceable volcano, and is usually triggered by a Norseman slipping on a wig and a pair of Spanx.
But, putting that aside for the moment, the "politeness" of the citizens of Iceland may have to do, in part, with the fact that it is one of the more armed populations in the world, with around 30 percent of the citizens owning guns. Iceland ranks 15th among 178 nations in the rate of private gun ownership, and it has a very low gun death and murder rate. Guns in the hands of law-abiding people tend to make a very polite society.Well, Iceland is tied with Germany for 15th place, but the U.S. is Number One! And yet we have a very high rate of gun death and murder (based on recent Florida case law, however, some people who were previously classified as "murder victims" are now considered perpetrators who can be charged with "unlawfully interfering with the flight of a bullet"). More to the point, our stats are particularly impressive when you compare us to Iceland:
And we're a famously rude people to boot, so guns may not be quite the panacea for discourtesy as Gina seems to think.
BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!
Another reason for the "politeness" is likely the fact that, despite official claims to the contrary, freedom of speech does not exist in Iceland. The country has imposed "hate speech" laws on its people, so there is no vocal opposition allowed against the behavior of homosexuals or the shredding of marriage.So if I'm reading your complaint correctly, Gina, you're saying that America would be as nice and polite a place to live as Iceland, if only assholes like you were required to shut up. I have to admit, it's a convincing thesis.
While the title of Ms. Ratner's column refers to "gay" bashing, she only makes passing references to "political rage," "prejudice," "rancor" and "culture wars."
Which makes it, I'm sure, extremely unsatisfying for Gina -- sort of like a sex addict trying to masturbate to Twilight.
She doesn't actually cite instances of anyone "bashing" homosexualsSo I guess an orgasm is out of the question.
I'm left to guess that by "bashing," she simply means vocal or active opposition to the militant homosexual movement's agenda. That agenda includes the destruction of the meaning of marriage and the trampling of the freedom of speech, association and religion of Christians and any others who oppose it.Unlike the U.S., the constitution of Iceland establishes a state religion ("Evangelical Lutheran Church is a national church and as such it is protected and supported by the State"). Also unlike the United States -- and somewhat predictably -- "A Gallup poll conducted in 2011 found that 60% of Icelanders considered religion to be unimportant in their daily lives, one of the highest rates of irreligion in the world."
Conservative Christians like Gina make a career of bringing the same powers of mistranslation they use on the Gospels to bear on modern language by interpreting any disagreement as oppression -- even the mildest rebuke has them falling to the grass, clutching their shin and howling histrionically like an Italian soccer player. But they spend so much time fighting the battles of the past that they never ponder what the future will look like once they finally throw off the yoke of the Homosexual Hegemony and don the sequin-spangled yoke of Baptist theocracy. Unfortunately for Gina, history suggests that once Christ is in the Oval Office, all those churches currently packed with anti-government firebrands eager to stick it to the Man (or at least the Gay Man) will be empty except on Bingo Night.
She wraps up her piece with her wish that we could just move past this thorny issue:
In reflecting on our culture wars and the rancor we live with over just this one issue, I find it hard to believe that we can't move beyond it. Iceland has. No one cares if you are gay or gay married, and the country moves ahead with trade, tourism and tolerance.
Wouldn't it be nice if we did too?
I would advise Ms. Ratner that as long as homosexual radicals are hell-bent on destroying Christian business owners who refuse to violate their conscience by baking a "wedding" cake for same-sex couples, and as long ashomosexual radicals viciously assault those who disagree with themGina salted a bunch of links in here to sites I don't care to touch with a ten-foot hypertext, but just to give you an idea, the first appeal to authority invokes well known truth-allergen Peter LaBarbera, who talks up an incident where "the homofascist element...sexually molest[ed] and chas[ed]" Christians out of San Francisco, and posts pictures proving his point, such as this one:
Actually, the "mob" doesn't look all that "angry," I don't see any police officers at all, and rather than sexually molesting or chasing anybody, the guy in the center looks more like he's calling to a friend across the street: "Hey Bob! It's your turn to bring the rainbow cupcakes on Tuesday! We're gonna kick your ass in Dance Dance Revolution!"
and as long as homosexual radicals are fighting to impose an impossible definition of marriage on the people of the United States, and as long homosexual radicals are aggressively indoctrinating the children in our public schools with the lies of the homosexual movement, we will stand in opposition to this unhealthy, unnatural and immoral behavior and the hellish movement spawned by it.Well. Fine. No rainbow cupcakes for you then.
While Ms. Ratner may regard Iceland's embrace of all things homosexual as worthy of emulation, homosexuals in Iceland are no different than anywhere else, and they will invariably experience much higher rates of disease, depression, substance abuse, suicide and domestic violence than non-homosexuals. Homosexual apologists claim these glaring statistics are due to discrimination, but that's not true.
Except your own link -- a British article from 2006 -- says it is true. Isn't citing a report you claim is "not true" in order to prove your point sort of counter-productive, unless what you're seeking to prove is that your point is bullshit?
Whenever we behave in a manner contrary to God's design, we will suffer all kinds of ill effects from it. Sin is bad for our health, period.
On the other hand, while living your life in a constant state of spitting rage and boiling frustration may not be heart healthy, it does provide a great aerobic workout for your spleen.
No, we are not doing homosexuals any favors by moving to embrace their sinful, self-destructive behavior. Encouraging homosexuals in their sin does them no good, and a nation that moves to force the mainstream acceptance of such deviancy will pay a terrible price for it. We can already see the awful results of the imposition of same-sex "marriage" on Massachusetts.
Gina's link goes to a 2008 masterpiece of slippery slope tobagganing by Brian Cameker. Yeah, this guy: