Saturday, 10 February 2018

British 'Integration Tsar': It is not OK for Catholic schools to be anti-gay marriage.


Britain has a supposedly Conservative Government. Giving evidence a couple of weeks ago before a House of Commons committee, Dame Louise Casey, the Government’s ‘integration tsar’, talked about 'Operation Trojan Horse' and the reasons why Islamism and Salifi extremism were taught in state schools in Birmingham. She went on to say

“When does a teacher running a secular school say, ‘No, it’s fine for you not to do theatre,’ or music or those sorts of thing? When is that OK? I do not really have any view on which religion it is that it is promoting those sorts of views, but they are not OK, in the same way that it is not OK for Catholic schools to be homophobic and anti-gay marriage. That is not OK either—it is not how we bring children up in this country.

“It is often veiled as religious conservatism, and I have a problem with the expression ‘religious conservatism’, because often it can be anti-equalities. We have got to be careful that people can choose, obviously, to live the lives that they want to live, but that they cannot condemn others for living differently. That is a grey line, and the more we can talk about it the better. That is the most important thing: that people are able to talk about it, and that these head teachers are not left feeling isolated and alone when they are having those conversations.”
Following her comments, Edward Leigh MP for Gainsborough tweeted:
“Equalities czar says we ‘can’t condemn others for living differently’ then condemns Catholics for living differently.”
This is just one of very many straws in the wind. 

Do Catholic schools, I wonder, still teach that sodomy is a sin crying out to heaven for vengeance, as the Catechism puts it.

Here is another straw.
Asked her views on homosexuality, the teacher said that as a Christian, she “personally” believed homosexual activity was against the Lord’s will, but that God loves every person regardless of their sexual preference. 
The same student, who had been warned about his misbehaviour throughout the day, told Mrs. Powell that another pupil in the class was a lesbian, to which the teacher replied that God loved her.
Two days later, Mrs. Powell, a teacher of some 17 years experience, learned she was fired for “gross misconduct”, and that she would not be allowed to appeal her dismissal.
Chief Safeguarding Officer at the college, Sian Prigg, told the tribunal students complained that they were “brainwashed and preached to” during the incident, prompting her to report Mrs. Powell to the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, Prevent.

Chief Safeguarding Officer. Michael Wharton's dystopian comedy is our daily reality.

Joshua Sutcliffe, a Christian who teaches at a British state secondary school, has recently been suspended and could lose his job after allegations that he said “Well done girls” to two pupils, one of whom was born a girl but “self-identifies” as a boy.

Not only left-wing but some 'Conservative' commentators were incensed that the minority Conservative Government remained in office after the election last year because of the support of the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party, a party that opposes abortion and homosexual marriage. 

(Sinn Fein is given a free pass on its opposition to abortion and has changed its mind on homosexual marriage.) 

When the deal was made, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson warned the Prime Minister that her commitment to homosexual rights is more important than her support of the Conservative Party and demanded a “categoric assurance”, in her words, that homosexual rights would not be affected. 

Everywhere I see people saying Miss Davidson, who seems to me a populist and demagogue of an annoying type, a bit like Edwina Curry, should be next leader of the supposedly Conservative government.

Mrs. Thatcher once reportedly said
We should change our name from Conservatives, because we're not, are we?
If she could see her party now.


  1. The Conservative Party is a great deal more evil than Labour. Cynical, vicious, traitorous. The Labour Party stands for some stupid stuff because there are stupid people in the party who believe stupid stuff. But in the case of the Tories you have a party that believes in nothing, apart from the right of the rich to get richer.

    Identity politics exists so we don't notice that class actually exists and that one class (the elites) is out to make its power absolute and permanent. That's why Tories push identity politics.

    It might seem bizarre but voting Labour is actually the lesser of two evils.

  2. Have you ever listened to this, how the American Psychiatric Association determined that homosexuality wasn't a psychological disease? The woman featured is the granddaughter of the then president. Very revealing, all politics and little science. Hence the seal of approval of mental wellness that has turned anyone with a contrary opinion into a bigot.

    Mark Patton

  3. Jacob Rees-Mogg says that re gay stuff he follows the teaching of the church, Roman Catholic church, but what to do when/if the present lefty HH Pope decides that anything goes?

  4. It's very easy to be trapped into using the opposition's language: "two pupils, one of whom was born a girl but “self-identifies” as a boy" - "... two pupils, one of whom is a girl but “self-identifies” as a boy". There, fixed it for you.

  5. Joseph Sciambra a homosexual who later became a Christian details the multiple health issues he had to deal with as a result of his sodomitic life style.

    "Repeatedly, I became plagued with a series of anal yeast infections. I always hoped it was something else. Only, to seek medical help once it was almost too late. The pain was unbearable. The relentless itching and scratching made the skin red and enflamed. There was a constant burning secretion that dripped out from my body and further irritated the surrounding tissue. Oftentimes, while the antibiotics had time to work, I wore female maxi-pads on the inside back of my underwear. At first I was ashamed until a friend told me about his lover, a man who I thought the near epitome of brutish manliness. Although currently an exclusive top, as a serious bodybuilder, he had to wear adult diapers to the gym because the exertion caused him to spontaneously defecate."

    He goes into a lot of detail.

    Of course, British children will never be taught about this.

    1. It sounds like the sort of thing teenagers could usefully be taught, though I'd say parents and the internet can handle sex education without the involvement of the state. I wish bishops talked about the health dangers of sodomy, in decorous terms, not in sordid details. Some Catholic bishops seem more worried about climate change than sexual morals. As for that absurd figure the Archbishop of York, he complained that the Lambeth Conference used time to debate homosexuality which would have been better devoted to debating poverty. Whatever your opinion about homosexuality, this attitude is really amazing. Perhaps he thinks Jesus Christ came to save the world from poverty.

    2. If you think sex education in Britain is bad, Sweden is a lot worse. This is a clip from a state sponsored sex ed show. Here an older woman is talking to teenage girls and jokes about the time she farted out semen after anal sex. This is a show that is supposed to be instructional to young girls. I'm no prude but clearly the purpose of this is not to educate teenagers about sex but to lower the moral level of society.

    3. I am a prude - let's not have any more of this disgusting stuff.

  6. These kind of things are only a matter of time, given the direction things are heading (except in some of the instances where "tolerance" offends Muslims).

  7. I'm not leaving the US, but Poland (not the UK) is looking better and better.... As for the Conservative Party name, "conservatism" means less every day. I only get angry when they call themselves Tories, since they have gotten very very far from the 17th-century exclusion crisis.

  8. One way "whig" and "tory" as partisan descriptors work for me is: they are definitely pejorative, and a good way to begin solving a controversy may be for both sides to say the worst that can be said about each other. Of course today conservatives and liberals in the US would have to call each other the "nazis" and the "communists" respectively. I definitely believe that factions should not be allowed to name themselves. Or you get nonsense like "Progressive Conservative" in Canada.

  9. During my lifetime, Britain has become a darker, more intolerant society. I remember that Harold MacMillan was once asked, in his old age in a radio interview, when he thought that British society had started to deteriorate, in terms of increased crime and looser morals. His reply was immediate: when people stopped going to church. The fact is that Christianity offered a clear moral code that provided unequivocal guidance to its followers. Secular society has not established a new moral code to replace that of Christianity. This is a vacuum that Islam, with its stern strictures on morality, is now seeking to fill. In doing so it is slowly but surely effecting a radical change in society, not just in Britain, but also in other European countries, spreading intolerance and aggressive attitudes as it evolves. I fear for the future of my children and grandchildren in this increasingly hostile environment. The caliphate, in all its absolutist cruelty, is becoming a reality, aided and protected by misguided authority.