Speaking the truth, no matter what
I accuse. The various federal and provincial human rights commissions of discrimination. Against me. Because, for years now, I have spoken out against same-sex “marriage,” the excesses of the gay community and Muslim extremism in my column as well as on my television show, watched by 250,000 people. Good Lord, I’ve even made speeches on these issues, addressing thousands of people.
I know that some people have complained to certain commissions, but I also know that the commissions in question have rejected the complaints. Yet, while the B.C. human rights bunch took on Maclean’s magazine, I am ignored. Why? It can only be because I am a Roman Catholic, half-Jewish, heterosexual, bald conservative immigrant. It’s offensive, unfair and horribly un-Canadian.
For years now, these kangaroo courts – fear not, Australian marsupials are not yet protected under our hate crimes legislation, so I’m okay – have gone after relatively anonymous teachers, tradesmen and church ministers who have little resources and limited connections. Come on, guys, you’re missing an opportunity here.
So here goes. Marriage is between a man and a woman. If two homosexuals want to live together, that is entirely up to them, but it is not and can never be a marriage. The state may say otherwise, but if the state suddenly decides that the world is flat, the world is still round. I will never, while there is breath in my body, regard a same-sex union as a marriage.
Gay couples should not be allowed to adopt children, whether they are part of what they think of as a marriage or not. If at all possible, children should be raised by a mother and a father. While single parent families do obviously exist, a healthy society should aspire to a mother and father raising children. To consciously create families in which one gender is not present is irresponsible and dangerous. We are created in the image of God as man and woman and, together, we perfect each other and form a similarly perfect union. We are thus not made to be in sexual or romantic union with someone of the same gender. Okay, is this enough? No? Okay, I’ll give you some more.
It is entirely appropriate to use words like “sin,” “disorder” and “dysfunction,” which are vital to speak the truth and stop the lies. For example, while homosexual men were certainly killed in Nazi death camps, there were myriad homosexual men and women within the ranks of the Nazi movement, some at the very highest level. The Nazis did not acknowledge lesbianism and the idea that they targeted gay people as a matter of exclusive policy is revisionism and bad history. They did, however, murder millions of Christians and practised abortion, euthanasia, eugenics and social engineering. They are anti-Christian pagans.
Still no charges? Right, on we go. Islam may not be reconcilable with a Western, pluralistic culture. There is not a single Islamic state that enjoys liberal multi-culturalism or respect for human rights and diversity taken for granted in almost all of the Christian-based world. The right to convert to another faith, the freedom to express unpopular opinions, the equality of women and so many other basic virtues are unusual, if not impossible.
If we contrast Hindu India with its immediate neighbour Muslim Pakistan, for example, we see how one celebrates different religions and parliamentary representation, while the other has been ruled by dictators and persecutes religious minorities. Both countries were left by the British empire with equal economic potential, but while India is about to become an economic superpower, Pakistan is in decay.
Only a bigot would argue that all terrorism is committed by Muslims. But only a fool would deny that Islam is the only religion that directly produces so much international terror, from Russia and Palestine to Britain and Spain and from the United States and Jordan to Indonesia and Egypt. When sadistic brutes scream out verses from the Koran before cutting the head off a bound and screaming victim, who am I to deny that Islam is a factor? When terrorist leaders tell us time and time again that their Muslim faith inspires them, how dare we not take their word?
If we genuinely believe in a culture of life, we cannot pretend that all religions possess a similar regard for the sanctity of life or the same understanding of when life begins and ends. Abortion is the murder of the most vulnerable, euthanasia is the slaying of the weak and isolated and has nothing to do with choice, society is decaying and there is no more vital issue than the protection of human life.
Dear human rights commission types, surely this is enough. Come and get me – I’m feeling rather lonely out here.
Michael Coren can be booked for public speaking at www.michaelcoren.com