Saturday, January 28, 2012

On foul-mouthed abuse

My last post, gently asking a question of those homosexuals and their supporters who push the idea of same-sex unions on an equal footing with traditional marriage, elicited a single Anglo-Saxon word in capitals, generally ackowledged to be the most offensive in the English language. Until recently. it was not uttered at all in polite society, but has found its way into use in general parlance, on the alternative 'comedy' circuit and in areas of the internet. Ironically, I am aware of its use in Britsh radio broadcasting for the first time last year through the mouth of Sandi Toksvig, an advocate of same-sex unions. Coincidence?

If the user was trying to shock me, think again. I've played rugby at school and university. I've stood on football terraces in Leeds, Bristol and the hallowed East End of Glasgow. I have worked in some of the roughest A&E units in England and Scotland at all hours of the day and night. I've heard worse, especially from the mentally ill.

It merely confirms in my mind that advocates of same-sex unions are incapable of debating public policy rationally without resorting to scatological abuse.

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Anonymous Richard Collins said...

I'm afraid that any adverse comment on the topic of homosexuality unleashes a torrent of foul mouthed abuse from those, presumably, who are homosexual, and charges of intolernace by those who do not comprehend the moral code and the teachings of the Church.
Keep on track, it's good, sound comment.

9:36 AM  
Anonymous BBC Radio Listener said...

Yes, this is horrible, malicious bullying, the attempt (alas largely successful of late) to assert will and feelings over thought, reason, or any other consideration than the will of the person making the argument.

With regard to the word in question, one previous use of the same word, in a joke, on BBC Radio ("I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue") springs immediately to mind. By Stephen Fry.

Which I suspect proves your point further.

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Respect all of God's creation said...

I am sorry that your posting was met with foul abuse. I would say that homosexual marriage is to be welcomed as it would be a commitment of two people to a loving, exclusive rerelationship with the same rights and obligations as heteropsexuals have: is that not a good thing? The fact that they cannot procreate naturally should be no more a barrier than being sterile or post-menopausal is for heterosexuals.

2:48 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Respect all God's creation

I suspect we are unlikely to agree about this. Loving chaste relationships are of course a good thing. Your view is at odds with that of the Church and as is my wont, I'll side with Holy Mother Church.

I would point you in the direction of this post which encapsulates my thoughts about gay unions and the law:
http://edwardfeser.blogspot.com/2010/08/some-thoughts-on-prop-8-decision.html

Pax

10:18 PM  
Anonymous Respect All said...

Thanks, Paulinus. I know that more thoughtful Christians than I am are opposed to Gay Marriage. I rather suspect that gays are made gay by God just as we heterosexuals are made hetero and that we should respect God's creation by acceptance and encouragement of commitment in their gay relationships. Pax vobiscum.

1:26 PM  

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