To the casual observer, the general tenor of media commentary about the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill has been that Christians want this law so that they can be bigots, while the LGBT community and ‘progressive’ society oppose it because it will plunge Australia back into the dark ages.
Personally, I think that this media promoted line is a lie. A big load of tosh.
Christians want the freedom to be Christian, not more anti-discrimination law. So it is wrong to pretend that Christians are marching up and down the streets clamouring for this law.
Now it is true that LGBT groups oppose this law. God only knows why. After all, it will place ‘religious freedom’ in the hands of the Thought Police at the HQ of Acceptable Speech in Canberra.
Normally, suggesting that this mob be placed in charge of ‘religious freedom’ would prompt LGBT activists to march naked down Oxford Street in celebration.
Indeed, just 6 months ago a collective group of LGBT groups (it was like a rainbow of rainbows) united to issue a press release calling for religious-based anti-discrimination laws. In their wisdom, the Super Rainbow Collective felt that such laws were needed to protect Islam – so long as those same laws did not protect Christianity.
Why gay and lesbians lobby groups think it is a good idea to protect Islam over Christianity is beyond me. But it does bring to mind that famous saying that those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.
And now the government’s Religious Discrimination Bill will do basically everything that the LGBT activists demanded (read here to understand the Muslim-only job advertisements that this law will allow).
Unsurprisingly, the professional whingers and perpetually unsatisfied are still not happy.
Why? It’s a perception thing.
And the perception in LGBT World is that this bill won’t empower the Human Rights Commission and will instead empower Christians. Thankfully, this means that we were spared the parade of wild, undressed hordes skipping down Oxford Street in celebration of this bill.
Not so thankfully, it also means that we still got a naked march down Oxford Street. But this time it was a protest against the Religious Discrimination Bill during the ‘apolitical’ and ‘family friendly’ Mardi Gras.
It is yet another sign that we live in times of anarchy, chaos and confusion.
Christian groups are generally supporting this law because of a ‘perception’ that it will save the next Israel Folau, when it will in fact become a guillotine to be used against any and all Christians. And LGBT groups have panicked themselves into a cold sweat because they cannot bear the thought that Christians could be free, when this law will in fact destroy freedom for Christians in Australia.
It’s almost as if no one involved in this debate has comprehended the proposed law at all.
Fortunately, we now have You Tube videos of deranged people fighting over trolley loads of toilet paper to distract us from this madness.
Finding useful contributions to this debate is difficult to say the least.
Which is why it was a great joy to read an article commenting on this bill that actually makes sense.
Last week, Dara MacDonald wrote in The Australian the best piece on this insane idea penned to date, stating:
This law, at least in part, originated because state and federal anti-discrimination laws systemically infringe freedom of speech (and particularly expression of religious ideas).
Instead of abolishing laws that violate basic freedoms, the government has decided that it is going to fix the problem of illiberal, convoluted anti-discrimination laws by enacting yet another illiberal, convoluted anti-discrimination law.
Doing the same thing over and again but expecting a different result was Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity. History will repeat itself and, just like the notorious section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, it soon will become a bureaucratic goliath that no government can or wants to control.
The article is now available for free at the IPA website. Do yourself a favour and read it.
In other words, as I have said from the moment this bill was proposed, we do not need more anti-discrimination law to be free. If we want freedom, we need to repeal the existing state and federal anti-discrimination laws. And then, just to make sure, we should bulldoze the Temples of Wokedom into the ground and sow salt over the debris so that nothing ever grows in those locations again.
And if that doesn’t make sense to you and you are Christian and you still think this proposed law is a good idea, watch the video below. The Religious Discrimination Bill, if passed, will put these guys in charge of your freedom. Good luck with that…