Saturday, August 02, 2008

Amnesty has lost the plot

As a young man I thought great things of Amnesty's work. It seemed to me that supporting prisoners of conscience (and I had an obvious affinity for Christians in prison in the USSR, China and Muslim states) was a manifestation of the Lord's injunction: "I was a prisoner and you visited me"

Amnesty has lost it. It's latest wheeze is to be involved in Gay Pride's rammy in Belfast. What, pray, has this to do with prisoners of conscience? Gays have pretty much all the rights of 'straight' folk under the Crown. This, of course, on the back of Amnesty now being advocates of killing the unborn. I have no problem with gays walking the Queen's highway (if you'll excuse the pun) but when did this become Amnesty's fight?

I am thinking of starting a parallel blog to this called 'Ad Vincula' (is the Latin right?) to attract Catholics and others to support prisoners of conscience in the way Amnesty used to. Anyone think it a good idea?

Finally, I suppose Gay Pride in Belfast is just part of the local tradition. Anti-Catholic bigots walking the streets to parade their new-found ascendancy. They're really not that much different from this lot, though probably slightly less camp.

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8:00 PM  
Blogger miss book said...

Amnesty has definitely lost the plot- maybe it is needing to drive up membership since having gone public on its pro-abortion stance, thereby losing support from R.C.'s

8:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a hunch that, with the general dumbing down of society at large, Amnesty would be turning into more of a Minority / Pressure group PR outlet.

I hope they get back to their roots soon and make changes.

8:05 AM  
Blogger Ponte Sisto said...

It had to happen. As soon as the Gospel is ignored, the Devil has his opportunity.

I like I Peter's description of the hungry lion. They'll be sorry, when they find themselves as diabolical Kit-e-Cat.

I like your idea of re-founding an organisation.

9:46 PM  

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