In response to Laura Perrins: Mary Portas and her infantile and totalitarian exercise in mind control, Politically__Incorrect wrote:
Stories like this are illuminating in a number of ways. My first thought on reading it was “what is Mary Portas doing in a church?”, since clearly does not believe the Gospels anyway. Was she there just to grandstand over the issue of her same-sex relationship, by forcing the priest into a corner on the matter? If so then it was an appallingly cynical act.
Secondly, it illustrates how the LGBT community operates through a process of intimidation and coercion. For them there is no “debate”. You either agree with them totally or you are a homophobic bigot. There is no middle ground which you can occupy. You are not allowed any dissention.
Thirdly, we see how the LGBT make people feel ashamed, even though they have done nothing wrong. As in Orwell’s “1984”, it is not enough to not criticise, or even to say the right things. You must totally feel and believe them too. Anything else is “ThoughtCrime”. How perceptive Orwell was about the dark side of human nature. It is a great pity the priest apologised. Apology in these situations is immediate surrender and capitulation to those who seek to humiliate you.
People like this priest MUST STOP apologising in these situations. Make no mistake that the LGBT community want you to be on a guilt trip over the fact you have a different opinion about issues of sexuality and gender. The priest said nothing offensive. He was free of guilt and should have left it at that. Behave like the vanquished and you become the vanquished.
Finally, if Ms Portas has an ounce of Christian faith in her body, she should be not be concerning herself with what the priest feels, but with how God Himself judges her.