Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 20/07/2000

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Good afternoon, KAYA ORAAAA & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Thursday July 20, proudly sponsored by Neanderton Nicotine Ltd, the show that says bugger the politicians & bureaucrats & all the other bossyboot busybodies who try to run our lives with our money; that stands tall for free enterprise, achievement, profit & excellence against the state-worshippers in our midst; that stands above all for the most sacred thing in the universe, the liberty of the human individual.

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I have just caught up with a salutary article by Karl du Fresne in the Evening Post of Wednesday of last week, about a case in the Court of Appeal. I quote:

"It involves two videos imported by a company called Living Word. You won't have seen these videos - not legally anyway - because they were banned in 1997 by the Film & Literature Board of Review. Originally restricted to people aged 18 & over, they were subsequently held by the board to be objectionable in ANYONE'S hands - on the face of it, an extraordinarily draconian ruling which seemed tainted by political correctness. The American-made videos, imported for use by church groups, were prohibited on the grounds that they were harmful to the public good. The board held that they promoted a view that homosexuals were inherently inferior & were responsible for AIDS. Living Word appealed the decision to the High Court but was unsuccessful. They said they were troubled by the inroad into free expression which their decision represented. Justice Heron had expressed similar reservations during the hearing of the case, when he observed that the videos promoted moral behaviour many people agreed with. He also remarked that an open society needed to have a 'certain robustness' & questioned whether the Human Rights Action Group of Wellington, which sought the ban, was being a bit over-sensitive. Despite these apparent misgivings about the ban, he & Justice Durie ruled in the board's favour, & now the case has been argued again before the Appeal Court. The fact that the appeal was heard by a full bench of the court - five judges - suggests the court sees it as an important case, & so it is. Their decision, when it comes, promises to be a landmark ruling in terms of free speech. ... The pro-gay lobby that seeks to ban certain Christian videos doesn't hesitate to assert its own right to freedom of speech, including the right to promote homosexuality by parading down the main street of the country's largest city, & even demands public money for doing so - despite the fact that homosexuality, rightly or wrongly, is still considered repulsive by a substantial portion of the populace."

To which I would add, it's not homosexuality that is repulsive, but the brownshirt behaviour of homosexual lobbyists, particularly the Orwellianly mis-named Human Rights Action Group. As I've observed many times before, the persecuted have become the persecutors, replicating the very evils of which they were once victims. I disagree with the traditional Christian view of homosexuality every bit as vehemently as the gay lobbyists - but I defend to the death the right of Christians to express it. That is the right on which the homo-nazis are seeking to trample - ultimately, to their own detriment. As Mr du Fresne so rightly concludes:

"The gay lobby doesn't seem to grasp that to allow an attack on one person's freedom of expression is to imperil everyone's - their own included. As Heinrich Heine wrote more than 100 years ago: 'Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn men.'"

Let us hope that the learned judges of the Court of Appeal read this article & were chastened by it. Let us hope, also, that they take their cue from Section 14 of the Bill of Rights: "Everyone has the right to freedom of expression, including the freedom to seek, receive & impart information & opinion of any kind & in any form." We'll know soon enough. In the meantime, to the so-called Human Rights Action Group, I offer this loathsome expression of solidarity from a loathsome fellow book-burner.


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