Sunday, February 26, 2006

Separated at birth??

One of the biggest fools to come out of Africa in some time is Peter Akinola, a “archbishop” for the Anglican Church. Akinola is a leading “conservative” among the Anglicans opposed to recognizing gay relationships.

One good things about the man in the holy dunce cap is that he shows that conservatives don’t

merely want to “protect marriage” they want to destroy rights for gay people. They are as against “special privileges” for gays as the Ku Klux Klan was opposed to special privileges for blacks.

The Archbishop has thrown his weight behind new legislation in that basket case he calls home: Nigeria. The new law not only says that same sex marriage would be illegal. It also says that it would be illegal for gay people to meet or even to petition government to change the law. In addition it would be illegal for the press to publicize gay groups and illegal for churches to provide any blessing or sanction on gay relationships.

The law says: "Publicity, procession and public show of same sex amorous relationship through the electronic or print media physically, directly, indirectly or otherwise are prohibited in Nigeria."

Conservatives in the US, those phoney advocates of “limited government”, have been pushing legislation as well. And while they claim it is to prevent gay couples having the same rights as straight couples, they go much further. Even when there is no state involvement they want the law to forbid private recognition of these relationships as well. In other words they are calling for massive expansions of state power into private contracts. But that’s the way American conservatives have been since they started worshipping George Bush.


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