Whew, what a relief ... that a member of the Blogging Tories would try to counteract the overwhelming, vindictive hate coming out of the BTs lately with some plain, down-home retardedness. So here comes Joanne:
Jonathan Kay has had a controversial series of posts in the National Post's Full Comment. It starts here, then here and finally culminates in today's print column generated from this post.
The main issue seems to be this particular statement in the original post:
...In fact, many Canadians still regarded homosexuality as a lifestyle choice rather than what it is — a hard-wired aspect of a person's identity, little different from their race or sex...
(Well I might might dispute the notion of sex or gender being hard-wired these days. It seems to be more like something you decide when you get up in the morning.)
Quite right, Joanne ... because the existence of a transsexual who underwent gender reassignment surgery and still managed to get pregnant obviously allows one to conclude that choosing one's gender is something you can do over your morning double latte with skim. But the dumbfuck retarditude doesn't end there (this is Joanne we're talking about, after all):
In any case Mr. Kay, who is openly secular, believes that homosexuality is hard-wired. Indeed, he is convinced of it and chastises the religious right for vocalizing any opposing viewpoint ...
So what I glean from this is that Jonathan Kay wants everyone on the religious right to shut up, because he feels that they are embarrassing him and undermining the credibility of the right.
Let's be clear - There is no place in Canada for the incitement of hatred of any kind. However, we must differentiate between being able to vocalize one's personal religious belief vs. hate mongering against any other group of citizens.
Um ... two things here, JoJo. First, since you clearly haven't figured this out, it's depressingly common for the Godly to spew their hate mongering all over the place, then defend their right to do so as part of their religious beliefs. You know, "Well, sure I hate those filthy faggots, but only because God tells me to. So don't be all trampling on my religious beliefs, know what I'm sayin'? Fucking faggots."
But JoJo also seems to be missing Kay's main point, which is that, while ignorant gomers like JoJo have every right to say stupid things, all they're doing is making the non-retarded devout look like cretins by association. Note Jonathan's use of the word "embarrassing," JoJo ... yes, he really is talking about yobs like you, who give Christians everywhere a bad name.
So, no, JoJo, Jonathan doesn't want everyone on the right to shut up -- only really stupid, intolerant people like you. Yes, it really is possible to discredit an entire demographic based on the actions of its more hare-brained, mouth-breathing members, something Blogging Knuckle Draggers co-founder Stephen Taylor should have figured out long ago.
Sadly, it still hasn't dawned on him yet. Oh, well ... maybe some day.