Friday, April 20, 2012

London Mayor accused of Censorship by Anglican Mainstream

Anglican Mainstream is accusing London Mayor Boris Johnson of censorship by his decision to pull adverts from London buses even after they had been approved by advertising standards watchdogs.

They claim that even Stonewall admits censorship is wrong:
Dr Sugden claimed even Ben Summerskill, Chief Executive of Stonewall, admitted censorship was wrong. Since the ban, the group told us they are delighted the issues surrounding homosexuality and the extension of same-sex marriage are being addressed in the public square. However they are concerned debate on therapeutic and other forms of help for those with same-sex attraction is continually ruled out because it is deemed politically incorrect.
I like the way the promoters of these ads are using the politically correct language that others use in promoting their causes (my emphasis added):

Anglican Mainstream and Core Issues Trust believe it is important to help those unhappy with their homosexual feelings to ‘develop their heterosexual potential’.
And further:
Director of Core Issues, Dr Mike Davidson, disagreed with Stonewall’s reaction to the proposed legislation on marriage: “Their campaign rides roughshod over individuals who by conscience reject the simplistic notion that their choice to move out of homosexuality is because of internalised prejudice taught by society.. 

If you can't beat them, join them!

By the way: I have it on good authority that my blog has been blocked in a certain area because of comments concerning homosexuality deemed unacceptable. So much for free speech.


  1. Keep up the good work, Fr Boyle.

    God bless you for your chastity.

    May you always remain in Mary's Garden (I think you mentioned your being in Our Lady's Garden last year).

  2. I would not have been surprised had Ken Livingstone tried this when mayor - he is, after all, one who believes all rights emanate from an all-powerful state - but it is more worrying coming from a supposed respecter of the limits of state power. He was very badly advised. I hope the person who proffered the banned statement sues the City - they will win.

  3. When will the British people realise that today's Conservative Party is not the party of Pitt, Wellington, Salisbury, and Baldwin? The so-called Tories stand -- if for anything, which I doubt -- for the same trite clichés (egalitarianism, multiculturalism, welfare state absolutism) as Labour and the Lib Dems.


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