IT IS okay to be gay. That is the message that has been perpetual throughout Pride Month. For too long backwards ideologies and religions have persecuted people simply due to their sexual orientation.
A civilised society is where people live in harmony with each other. They do not need to hold the same views and opinions on all the issues. What society needs is tolerance, compassion, and good decency.
Most European nations have this decency. Ironically, many of those entering Europe from abroad have views regarding gays that are abhorrent, medieval, and quite frankly criminal.
In the underdeveloped world, it is common practice for gays to be thrown off of rooftops, hung by cranes, and stoned to death for the crime of loving someone of the same sex. Why should a civilised people take such migrants in?
According to the politically correct society we live in, it is prejudiced not to let in all of mankind. This is an affront to our good judgment. Those who migrate to a civilised society must adopt the customs of the host nation. This, in turn, includes respecting gay couples.
Gays who flee these oppressive foreign nations are persecuted once they arrive. This is not a new occurrence. Nabil Salem was a young Pakistani who fled to Ireland as a refugee in 1997. Six years later he was severely beaten outside of a Halal butcher shop in Dublin by women wearing burqas.
Why were the migrant women who hold extremist Islamist views even permitted into Ireland?
If you were to ask Naz Shah, the Labour MP for Bradford West, she would be liable to tell you that you are a racist and a bigot. On the 24th of June, Ms Shah took to Twitter to refer to a poll which states that only eight per cent of Conservative party members would be proud to have a Muslim as prime minister. How many Pakistani’s would be proud to have an openly gay PM of Pakistan? Not many.
Such hypocrisy is rampant within the Labour Party. They wail and screech about homophobia, yet break bread with homophobes themselves. A prime example of this is Jeremy Corbyn. Prior to becoming the Leader of the Labour Party, Corbyn was well known to associate with the likes of Hamas and Hezbollah.
Hamas executed one of its prominent commanders, Mahmoud Ishtiwi, in 2016, simply for being gay. An excuse used was that the Israelis could have used the information regarding Mahmoud’s sexuality to blackmail him so that he would assist in the assassination of members of the Hamas leadership. Why would Mahmoud be blackmailed? Solely for being gay in a homophobic territory, the Gaza Strip.
Hamas then thanked Corbyn earlier this year for his steadfast support of the Palestinian people in their “struggle” against Israel. Corbyn’s failure to condemn both Hamas and Hezbollah shows that he is not only in bed with Islamist terrorists, but that he also has little to no care for the gays persecuted by the Islamists.
As this month of pride comes to a close, look back and reflect. Rights are granted to us by the government. A government made up of people who wish to destroy our progress is a threat that may indeed come into being. We must resist these bigoted threats regardless of the risks. Civilised society depends on it.