‘Why doesn’t Equality Tsar champion minorities in their hour of need?’

January 15, 2017

CONSERVATIVE CRITIC: Dame Louise Casey, the Equalities tsar, singled out Catholic and other Conservative Christians for their opposition to marriage quality despite the fact it is well-known that there is also opposition within Britain’s Sikh, Hindu, Orthodox Jewish and Muslim communities. This blog has found no comments made by the equality tsar speaking out against the genocide of minorities in the Middle East. Picture courtesy of Faith Matters.

 

DOUBLE STANDARDS: Conservative MP for Gainsborough Edward Leigh on the Communities and Local Government committee posted this tweet following his observations to him and his committee colleagues: ‘Equalities Tzar says we can’t condemn others for living differently, then condemns Catholics for living differently.’

LEGAL MINEFIELD: American LGBT activist and marriage equality campaigner Meesha Gessen, who said that her campaign group had to lie in their propaganda as part of their strategy to get the definition of marriage changed. Her views do not necessarily reflect the majority opinion of the marriage equality movement. Picture by Rodrigo Fernandez.

 

A GOVERNMENT advisor has controversially compared traditional marriage supporters and put them in the same boat as Jihadists.

Dame Louise Casey, the equalities tsar, told the MPs on the Communities and Local Government Committee – just before Christmas – that it was not ok for Catholic , Anglican or any other Christian schools to be opposed to same-sex marriage, saying it was not the way children should be reared in this country and that they were no better than the Trojan Horse extremists exposed pushing a hard-line Islamist agenda in schools in Birmingham.

Ms Casey seemed to be specifically target Christian opponents of the recently enshrined legislation were using their “religious conservatism” as to hide their “anti-equality” views whilst failing to acknowledge that these views were widely shared by other religious communities including the Hindu, Sikh, Orthodox Jewish and Muslim communities. I guess all those law-abiding people of other faiths too are the same as Jihadists too.

Dame Louise said: “It is often veiled as religious conservatism, and I have a problem with the expression ‘religious conservatism’ because often it can be anti-equalities. They should not be allowed to condemn others for living differently.”

More the case I am all for equality, but I will target the Church on this issue because they are an easy target to kick, might be a more relevant quote.

Yes, the equalities tsar has made the point but why target the conservative side of Christianity as this observation was made by a revert Muslim colleague of mine at the time the legislation passed when we happened to make passing conversation on this subject.

Perhaps her Muslim-raised boss Sajid Javed, who agrees with Dame Louise’s stance, might look to hear the words of this gentleman, as he has “religious conservatism” and I assume needs to be re-educated.

“The Quran forbids homosexuality and a Muslim couple running a Bed and Breakfast would not allow a same-sex couple to stay in the house. A Muslim man cannot allow his wife to be in the same room as a male stranger on her own.”

No disrespect to my former colleague who I can’t mention their name, but how exactly  does that forego the above phrase of “should not be allowed to condemn others for living differently.”

This statement drew a withering response from Committee member Edward Leigh MP on Twitter: “Equalities Tzar (Dame Louise Casey) says we can’t condemn others for living differently, then condemns Catholics for living differently.”

Come to think of it, where has the equalities tsar been the last 18 months with her hectoring posture for the Alawites, Druze, Yazidis, Aramean, Syriacs, Chaldeans and Assyrians who are facing an existential threat at the hands of Daesh. These people are vulnerable refugees who have seen relatives beheaded, crucificed, burnt or buried alive and women survivors of them have in likelihood been gang-raped.

Where was Dame Louise to proclaim their dignity to life, prosperity and equality – particularly those vulnerable women – in their hour of need? These vulnerable refugees are at the back of the queue for the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme, not the front of it.

Perhaps she can approach the Home Office and ask them – as has been highlighted by the Barnabas Fund and this blog – as to why they only took 64 Christians, 12 Yazidis and 3 Druze Muslims between June 2015 and September 2016 when these numbers are less proportionately than their percentage of the Syrian population.

I tried to search on line to see if the equalities tsar has said anything on this subject and can’t find anything. If you go around virtue-signalling about an equality oath and have next to nothing to say about the human rights scandal of our time (through lack of action), why should the wider public take anything she or anybody else in the PC lobby says.

As far as marriage equality is concerned, it is now the law – no one disputes that – but in a pluralistic, libertarian society people must have the right to oppose it. I found this video footage from the lesbian activist Meesha Gessen who appears to admit that marriage is between “a man and a woman” and she probably doesn’t speak for the mainstream LGBT movement, but she says she and her colleagues. wanted to access the institution in order to destroy it. The audience appears to cheer when she says this. The full transcript of this admission can be seen here.

Meesha says: “Gays should have the right to marry but I also believe it is a no brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist. That causes my brain some trouble. Fighting for gay marriage means lying about what we are going to do with marriage.

“We lied that the institution of marriage is not going to change and that is a lie. I don’t like taking part in creating fictions about my life and it is not what I had in mind when I came out 30 years ago.

“I have three kids who have five parents and I don’t see why they shouldn’t have five parents legally. I don’t see why we should have two of those parents and make them into a sanctioned couple.”

In highlighting these issues, this blog supports the equality and diversity concept of treating people with respect regardless of their sexual orientation, minority status, gender or disability however, when dishonesty is used as a motive to change the law or when huge injustices in this world on minorities are met with just platitudes, silence and no action, the whole concept comes into disrepute.

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