Sunday, 31 May 2009

Musings On A Culture War


It is becoming increasingly evident that the homosexualists' campaign for the forced acceptance of their behaviour is the primary front in this phase of the war against civilisation which the left has been waging since at least the days of Karl Marx (perhaps even having its roots in the French Revolution).

The emotive language , the lack of reason ,the attempt to silence debate and force their opponents into humiliated silence all mark it out for what it is - totalitarian oppression .

On this level it is the process itself which is important , both to the leftist campaigners and , in the long run , to us .

The writer , psychiatrist and former prison doctor Theodore Dalrymple says something very interesting in an interview with FrontPage Magazine .

FP: You make the shrewd observation of how political correctness engenders evil because of “the violence that it does to people’s souls by forcing them to say or imply what they do not believe, but must not question.” Can you talk about this a bit?


Dalrymple: Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.


It is this process which we see here . First the supposedly liberal impulse not to subject poor , afflicted homosexuals to criminal prosecution . All well and good . Who but the most heartless would wish to see an otherwise respectable man thrown into gaol for a private , dirty , little secret .His shame was between him and God - not the business of society at large .

Then in the 80's in London , moving through the 90's everywhere else we had a concerted campaign to make homosexuality appear normal and accepted . "Gay" Pride marches , a profusion of homosexual bars and clubs , effeminate homosexuals held up as founts of wit and wisdom on television - all furthered the aim of this campaign .

Now we have the penultimate stage . The shrill quangocrats of Stonewall established throughout the land , men "marrying" other men , co-habiting homosexuals adopting the children which their barren self-destruction cannot give them - and all this done through the process of totalitarian control , involving the law and even the police to force Christians to acquiesce . Christian registrars forced to perform "Civil Partnership" ceremonies , Christian adoption agencies forced to close or accept homosexuals bringing up the young , Christian campaigners routinely harassed by the police for proclaiming God's word .

And now the campaign attacks the source of that Christian teaching - the Church .

The Episcopalian Church in America has already had a homosexual bishop foisted upon it , the Chuch of England and other Anglican Churches in the Old Commonwealth are targets of this movement . The Roman Catholic Church , for once , won't bend the knee , so is smeared for the criminal behaviour of child abusing priests ( as if child molesters didn't follow other occupations).

Even in Scotland we are assailed . Mr. Rennie's attempts to gain acceptance of his domestic arrangements are not merely for his own convenience , or , even ,to deny Scripture and the nature of sin . They are part of a war to impose a totalitarian mind-set on us all in the way Dr.Dalrymple describes .

Fortunately , for a Presbyterian , the Church is not an organisation housed in several big buildings , headed by a man in a pointy hat sitting on a throne . If the General Assembly turns its back on Scripture and capitulates to Evil , the Church of Scotland will still continue , only under a different name or in the hearts of believers , or even , as in the Killing Time , on wind-swept hill-sides near Shotts or Sanquhar where the faithful will gather to praise the Living God .

There was no compomise with Evil in those days . Our fore-fathers were small in number , persecuted for their beliefs , derided as small-minded bigots . But still they kept the Truth in their hearts . Deliverance came from across the sea and by God's Grace we were freed . It will happen again , as long as we keep faith .

Thursday, 28 May 2009

More on Mr. Rennie

While researching the previous post I came upon this article in Cicero's Songs .

The author is very supportive of Mr.Rennie , particularly from a Liberal Democrat political perspective . Typically , for a follower of a political movement without any values , he seems to believe that Christianity should have none either . Specifically he says this to justify his political ally .
I don't think I remember the Nazarene who said "let he who is without sin cast the first stone" and "turn the other cheek" also declare himself in favour of ugly witch hunts, exclusion and intolerance.

That this bears no relation to any of the arguments should be obvious to all .(See my earlier post).

Much more interesting is the response this elicits from one of the hitherto unheard members of the Queen's Cross congregation .

As a Queen's Cross regular attender and having heard him preach, I have no doubts that he could have been suited for this post BUT Scott is not 'at bay'.

He is a political person and knew he was putting the Church into a confrontantial position by highlighting his 'partner' joining him in the manse.

His 'amicable' relationship with his ex-wife also disguised his active role in 'Fathers for Justice' - not quite an avenue most 'amicable' break up fathers take.

Am I sorry for the position Scott is in? It is of his own choosing and to further his cause and break up the unity of the Church of Scotland.

Am I sorry for the position he has put the Queen's Cross Congregation in? Too true!! He has fragmented a loving, loyal, accepting, band of people and used them for his own ends.

If they were to vote now, knowing how they had been duped, he would never have received support.

So, so, sad!!


So much for " a sincere and kindly Christian Minister " .

Love the Sinner , Hate the Sin


It is tempting to consider Mr. Rennie , currently of Brechin Cathedral and soon to be Queen's Cross, Aberdeen , to be a bad man .

He is an admitted sodomite , yet does not repent and seek God's forgiveness . Indeed he demands that God , or at least God's will as manifested in Holy Scripture , should change to suit him .

He has abandoned his wife and child and now lives as man and wife with another man .

He has plunged the Kirk into a crisis to affirm his own rejection of Holy Scripture and redefine what Christianity is , in favour of appeasing the sinner and rejecting the godly .

Bigoted Homosexualists and the left-liberal elite demand toleration for this sinful behaviour , while loudly proclaiming their intolerance of Christian conscience .

But .

He is a man . He is a sinner . God loves him . So should we .

Mr. Rennie's views can be explained by much in his background . Helpfully , Mr.Rennie provides us with a brief biographical note on Brechin Cathedral's website .

He is clearly a gifted academic , studying for several degrees at Aberdeen and also doing postgraduate work in America .

He supports his local football team . One whose supporters regard themselves as morally superior to others , in that they hate people from anywhere outside Aberdeen , rather than those with whom one has real disagreements .

He is an active member of the Liberal Democrat Party (value-free , fluffy leftism embodied) being a candidate at both Westminster and Scottish Parliamentary elections .

His whole life has been dominated by this new morality of left-liberalism .
No values . Just vicious , intolerant , fluffy nice-ness .

His political activism and the contradictory vacuity of its moral and political message are the real originators of this crisis . That and Mr. Rennie's sin .

But , let us remember , we are all miserable sinners .

Daniel


I have just been looking at Mr. Watson of Kirkmuirhill's blog again .

This man is strong in the Lord .

He seems humble and godly , yet speaks the truth to the powerful who sneer at the faith of our Covenanting fathers .

That Mr . Watson depicts the floor of the General Assembly as the Lions' Den says so much about the decline of our country .

It must be time for the Covenanted Nation of Scotland to stand up for Truth .

Again .

Sunday, 24 May 2009

The Woman Caught in Adultery


I'll post later on the sad , sad news that the General Assembly has seen fit to condone sodomy , undermine the ministry , deny the existence of sin and repudiate Holy Scripture .

I will confine myself just now to an argument made by one of the commenters to Scotland on Sunday's article on the matter regarding the woman caught in adultery(John 8:2-11)
Sorry an awful lot of people on here claiming to be Christians and are NOT! a real Christian would be forgiving and tolerant...

Therefore I think we should be keeping our mouths shut on this Minister's sexuality and lifestyle choices, "let he who is without sin...."


Here is the point I made in reply , which I think needs to be recorded .
A real Christian would try to show compassion and love for the sinner , while detesting the sin .

This decision by the General Assembly seems to many believers to say that sin is not sin and that Holy Scripture is not Holy Scripture .

On that level it is about the absolute fundamentals of Christianity .

When Jesus spared the woman caught in adultery he said to her "Go and sin no more".

The current General Assemby seem to have edited that to " Go and commit adultery as much as you like . It's cool . By the way you're a great role-model for Christians . Why not become a minister and move your fancy-man into the manse with you?"

Friday, 22 May 2009

Quote Of The Day

From Richard Littlejohn in the Mail
Buckingham Palace is in an almighty pickle over fears that BNP fuhrer Nick Griffin may turn up as a guest at the Queen's garden party. Serves them right for putting Prince Philip in charge of the guestlist.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Mr Speaker


Via the excellent Mr.E , a fair summary of yesterday's statement in the Commons by Mr. Speaker Martin .

She's mad ! Mad , I Tell You !


Even the wildest excesses of the fashionable Downfall videos can't hold a candle to the wild ramblings of our Deputy Fuhrer .

Her majority's only 13,500 . Will she get the bullet at the election , or are we to be condemned to listen to her insane ramblings until Fathers For Justice start assassinating their enemies ?

Traitors , as well ...?


Not content with forcing us all unwillingly to bear witness to their disgusting pathology , those who identify themselves primarily by their bizarre sexual perversion have for several years adopted a flag of their own .
Described as a "Rainbow Flag" it looks as if it would be at home representing a tiny Himalayan kingdom run by bald men in saffron robes .

But , no ! It is the flag of the Nation of Homosexuals !

Not content with apeing marriage and family life in a revolting parody of all that is decent , now they have to pretend to be a nation as well ! Surely it is only a matter of time before their self-appointed commissars adopt a national anthem , elect a LGBT People's Congress and appoint a Head of State (either Graham Norton or Peter Tatchell).

Unfortunately Nice Mr. Tony Blair abolished the death penalty for traitors as one of his first acts of treasonous government , so there is no suitable punishment for those who abrogate their status as British subjects to become subjects of Sodom .

Instead , through the influence of the toxic Blair/Brown tyranny , our Police forces have become so corrupted that they not only routinely harass those morally opposed to the homosexualists preferred perversion , but they also see fit to haul down Our Country's Flag and replace it with this revolting banner of Sodom .

In a normal , functioning country this would be regarded as both treasonable and morally repugnant .

Field Marshal Montgomery , in the debate on the de-criminalisation of homosexuality in the House of Lords , described the bill as "a bugger's charter" .

He was far wide of the mark . It has gone from being a demeaning perversion for a poor , sad individual to a demeaning perversion of a whole country - indeed , the whole western world .

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Church Speaks For Christianity !


The on-going controversy over the openly homosexual minister in Aberdeen has exposed not only the modish leftism of the Kirk's nomenklatura , but also the light of Christian belief in the body of the Kirk .

Rev.Tom Watson of Kirkmuirhill preached a sermon on Christian orthodoxy before his small rural congregation , before posting the said sermon on his equally obscure blog .

That was on the Saturday . By the Wednesday this distorted hatchet-job had appeared in The Labourgraph .

It is typically English in it's attempt to find a "church leader" to speak to , in the form of Mr.McKenzie of Crathie Kirk - he's the Queen's minister , so he must be like the Archbishop of Canterbury , right ?
It is also typically leftist in the smears , insinuations and superficiality of its reporting .

Let us remember what happened to Pastor Ake Green in the leftist eutopia of Sweden when he dared to preach a similar sermon to a similarly small rural congregation .

It is time for all believers to stand up spiritually and politically before such moral and totalitarian evil is the norm here as well .

I therefore commend the Overture From The Presbytery of Lochcarron and Skye to all readers .

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Two Jags Nailed By Toilet Seat Scam


BBC Look North seems to be better at putting the boot in than their metropolitan colleagues !

Good on them !

It really is a shame , though , that this poor servant of the proletariat has to slum it in such a modest mansion . He is clearly in need of what he terms "fair pay".

Pub Re-Opens Shocker !


Last night I had the very great pleasure to attend the re-opening party at my local pub which had been wilfully shut down by a combination of pub-company greed and leftist social engineering in the form of the smoking ban and excessive beer taxes .

Well done to the entrepreneur who took on the challenge in these difficult times !

Friday, 8 May 2009

Totalitarianism

I often visit the BNP's website to see what they're on about . Most of it is eminently sensible , reflecting the views you hear expressed in pubs , but never on TV , in Parliament or in public-sector work-places . Indeed you have to dig quite deep into the website to find out their true intentions .

It was no surprise , then , to find this article today .
Britain Has Become a Totalitarian State, says Famous Australian Writer

I reprint it in full for those who may not wish to visit their site .It was originally published in The Australian , a much less risky link from the work's computer .
Britain has become the first modern soft totalitarian state, according to one of Australia’s most famous writers, Hal Gibson Pateshall Colebatch.

“As a sometime teacher of political science and international law, I do not use the term totalitarian loosely,” Mr Colebatch, also known as Hal G. P. Colebatch, wrote in a recent article published in The Australian newspaper. Mr Colbatch’s Blair’s Britain was chosen as a book of the year by The Spectator in 1999 .

“There are no concentration camps or gulags but there are thought police with unprecedented powers to dictate ways of thinking and sniff out heresy, and there can be harsh punishments for dissent,” he wrote in the newspaper

“Nikolai Bukharin claimed one of the Bolshevik Revolution’s principal tasks was “to alter people’s actual psychology”. Britain is not Bolshevik, but a campaign to alter people’s psychology and create a new Homo britannicus is under way without even a fig leaf of disguise.

“The Government is pushing ahead with legislation that will criminalise politically incorrect jokes, with a maximum punishment of up to seven years’ prison. The House of Lords tried to insert a free-speech amendment, but Justice Secretary Jack Straw knocked it out. It was Straw who previously called for a redefinition of Englishness and suggested the ‘global baggage of empire’ was linked to soccer violence by ‘racist and xenophobic white males.’ He claimed the English ‘propensity for violence’ was used to subjugate Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and that the English as a race were potentially very aggressive.’

“In the past 10 years I have collected reports of many instances of draconian punishments, including the arrest and criminal prosecution of children, for thought-crimes and offences against political correctness.

“Countryside Restoration Trust chairman and columnist Robin Page said at a rally against the Government’s anti-hunting laws in Gloucestershire in 2002: ‘If you are a black vegetarian Muslim asylum-seeking one-legged lesbian lorry driver, I want the same rights as you.’ Page was arrested, and after four months he received a letter saying no charges would be pressed, but that: ‘If further evidence comes to our attention whereby your involvement is implicated, we will seek to initiate proceedings.’ It took him five years to clear his name.

“Page was at least an adult. In September 2006, a 14-year-old schoolgirl, Codie Stott, asked a teacher if she could sit with another group to do a science project as all the girls with her spoke only Urdu. The teacher’s first response, according to Stott, was to scream at her: ‘It’s racist, you’re going to get done by the police!’ Upset and terrified, the schoolgirl went outside to calm down. The teacher called the police and a few days later, presumably after officialdom had thought the matter over, she was arrested and taken to a police station, where she was fingerprinted and photographed. According to her mother, she was placed in a bare cell for 3 1/2 hours. She was questioned on suspicion of committing a racial public order offence and then released without charge. The school was said to be investigating what further action to take, not against the teacher, but against Stott. Headmaster Anthony Edkins reportedly said: ‘An allegation of a serious nature was made concerning a racially motivated remark. We aim to ensure a caring and tolerant attitude towards pupils of all ethnic backgrounds and will not stand for racism in any form.’

“A 10-year-old child was arrested and brought before a judge, for having allegedly called an 11-year-old boy a ‘Paki’ and ‘bin Laden’ during a playground argument at a primary school (the other boy had called him a skunk and a Teletubby). When it reached the court the case had cost taxpayers £25,000. The accused was so distressed that he had stopped attending school. The judge, Jonathan Finestein, said: ‘Have we really got to the stage where we are prosecuting 10-year-old boys because of political correctness? There are major crimes out there and the police don’t bother to prosecute. This is nonsense.’

“Finestein was fiercely attacked by teaching union leaders, as in those witch-hunt trials where any who spoke in defence of an accused or pointed to defects in the prosecution were immediately targeted as witches and candidates for burning.

“Hate-crime police investigated Basil Brush, a puppet fox on children’s television, who had made a joke about Gypsies. The BBC confessed that Brush had behaved inappropriately and assured police that the episode would be banned.

“A bishop was warned by the police for not having done enough to ‘celebrate diversity,’ the enforcing of which is now apparently a police function. A Christian home for retired clergy and religious workers lost a grant because it would not reveal to official snoopers how many of the residents were homosexual. That they had never been asked was taken as evidence of homophobia.

“Muslim parents who objected to young children being given books advocating same-sex marriage and adoption at one school last year had their wishes respected and the offending material withdrawn. This year, Muslim and Christian parents at another school objecting to the same material have not only had their objections ignored but have been threatened with prosecution if they withdraw their children.

“There have been innumerable cases in recent months of people in schools, hospitals and other institutions losing their jobs because of various religious scruples, often, as in the East Germany of yore, not shouted fanatically from the rooftops but betrayed in private conversations and reported to authorities. The crime of one nurse was to offer to pray for a patient, who did not complain but merely mentioned the matter to another nurse. A primary school receptionist, Jennie Cain, whose five-year-old daughter was told off for talking about Jesus in class, faces the sack for seeking support from her church. A private email from her to other members of the church asking for prayers fell into the hands of school authorities.

“Permissiveness as well as draconianism can be deployed to destroy socially accepted norms and values. The Royal Navy, for instance, has installed a satanist chapel in a warship to accommodate the proclivities of a satanist crew member. ‘What would Nelson have said?’ is a British newspaper cliche about navy scandals, but in this case seems a legitimate question. Satanist paraphernalia is also supplied to prison inmates who need it.

“This campaign seems to come from unelected or quasi-governmental bodies controlling various institutions, which are more or less unanswerable to electors, more than it does directly from the Government, although the Government helps drive it and condones it in a fudged and deniable manner.

“Any one of these incidents might be dismissed as an aberration, but taken together - and I have only mentioned a tiny sample; more are reported almost every day - they add up to a pretty clear picture.”
Original article here.

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Chinese Communism Laughs At Our Great Leader


From our friends behind the Bamboo Curtain - a review of Gordon's latest "difficulties".

They don't pull their punches , do they ?