Amnesty has lost the plot
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.