Bill Muehlenberg suggests Tony Abbott took a knee-jerk reaction to Senator Bernardi's controversial statement about bestiality.
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South Australian Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi has just been hung out to dry by his own party. Why? Because he had the guts to tell the truth, and his PC political mates were too chicken and too spineless to back him up. He was speaking on the homosexual marriage bill, and had the courage to suggest where all this might lead.
He had given a very good speech in the Senate outlining his concerns about homosexual marriage and how children especially will be impacted. His entire speech is well worth reading (see link below). He also spoke of where this was all heading. He said in part:
“If we are prepared to redefine marriage so that it suits the latest criterion that two people who love each other should be able to get married irrespective of their gender and/or if they are in a sexual relationship, then what is the next step? The next step, quite frankly, is having three people or four people that love each other being able to enter into a permanent union endorsed by society—or any other type of relationship. For those who say that I am being alarmist in this, there is the polyamory community who were very disappointed when the Greens had to distance themselves from their support for numerous people getting together and saying they want to enter into a permanent union. They were disappointed because they were misled that this was about marriage equality and opening up marriage to all people who love each other.
“There are even some creepy people out there—and I say ‘creepy’ deliberately—who are unfortunately afforded a great deal more respect than I believe they deserve. These creepy people say it is okay to have consensual sexual relations between humans and animals. Will that be a future step? In the future will we say, ‘These two creatures love each other and maybe they should be able to be joined in a union.’ It is extraordinary that these sorts of suggestions are put forward in the public sphere and are not howled down right at the very start. We can talk about people like Professor Peter Singer who was, I think, a founder of the Greens or who wrote a book about the Greens. Professor Singer has appeared onQ&A on the ABC, the national broadcaster. He has endorsed such ideas as these.
“I reject them. I think that these things are the next step. As we accede to one request we will then have the next one which will be for unions of more than two people. We will have suggestions for unions of three or four people. I notice the Greens are heckling, but the point is that they misled their constituent base and there was an outcry about this. Where do we go then? Do we go down the Peter Singer path? Those that say this is the end of the social revolution have no history of being honourable about that. They continue to push and challenge our social and cultural mores. We simply cannot allow such an important social institution to be redefined, especially when Australians do not see this as a priority issue.”
And he is of course exactly right. We have all sorts of our elites right now going into bat for bestiality, including Professor Singer. I have written about him before. He had for example written an article inNerve online magazine in 2001 entitled “Heavy Petting” in which he argues for bestiality.
In it he waxes eloquent about the virtues of bestiality, going into great details about the joys of sex with horses, dogs, orang-utans and donkeys. He said that as long as the animal is not hurt or exploited, what is wrong with it? As a strident vegetarian, all that he is really doing here is telling us that it is OK to have sex with animals, as long as we don’t eat them afterwards.
And bestiality is making a big come back in the West. As but one example, I wrote about this not too long ago:
In Germany we now have “bestiality brothels”. I kid you not. Let me simply present to you the entire article on this: “Animal sex abuse is on the rise in Germany, with bestiality brothels being set up across the country, according to a state animal protection officer demanding stronger laws to protect mankind’s furry and feathered friends. Madeleine Martin, the animal protection official for Hessian state government, said the law needed to be changed to make sex abuse of animals – known as zoophilia – a crime.
“‘It is punishable to distribute animal pornography, but the act itself is not,’ she told the Frankfurter Rundschau daily paper on Friday. ‘There are even animal brothels in Germany,’ she said. Sex with animals was being increasingly seen as a lifestyle choice, and thus more acceptable. ‘The abuse seems to be increasing rapidly, and the internet offers an additional distribution platform,’ she said.
“She said the justice authorities had found it exceptionally difficult to convict a man from Hesse, who had offered pictures and instructions for animal sex abuse over the internet. ‘Zoophilia must be completely banned in the reformed animal protection law,’ said Martin, referring to the governments plan to rework that section of the law.
“Sex with animals was banned until 1969, when the animal protection law was introduced, but failed to include a specific ban on zoophilia, the Frankfurter Rundschau said. Martin said the current legal situation makes it too difficult for authorities to intervene – an animal has to be shown to have massive injuries before the animal protection laws prescribe action.”
But Australia is not immune from this. Consider a very recent news item which said this: “A film depicting sex acts between men and donkeys was screened at a Sydney film festival last week after an exemption from classification was granted to the festival by the Classification Board. I was almost certain they would ask for that film but they didn’t. The federal government agency responsible for classifying films, the Classification Board, did not ask to view Donkey Love before granting permission for it to screen at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival and Sydney Underground Film Festival.”
So nothing wrong with a bit of bestiality in our films, but when a Senator warns of such matters he is promptly treated like the plague and a pariah. Talk about shooting the messenger. Typical MSM hatchet jobs. I had the same experience some years ago.
In a research paper I wrote on homosexuality (now part of my new book) I simply reported what the homosexuals themselves were saying about bestiality. I simply quoted from their own sources. Yet when the Sydney Morning Herald got a hold of it they crucified me just as the MSM is now crucifying Bernardi.
They wrote a big story on it, attacking me, instead of the homosexuals promoting it! They were intent on shooting the messenger in other words. Instead of getting upset at the horrible things the activists were saying, they attacked me instead. Here is what I wrote:
“The Gay Report, a book much praised in homosexual communities, contains testimonials without adverse comment of homosexual encounters with Labrador retrievers, cows and horses. The 1992 report mentioned above found that 15 per cent of male homosexuals and 19 per cent of male bisexuals had sex with animals, compared with 3 per cent of male heterosexuals. As lesbian activist Sara Cohen puts it, ‘What’s wrong with a little bestiality?’
“And another classic homosexual volume, The Joy of Gay Sex became so popular that it was updated in 1992 to become The New Joy of Gay Sex. Written by a New York clinical psychologist, this volume was published by mainstream publisher HarperCollins. In this book the author says this: ‘Moralists condemn sex with animals as disgusting, immoral, and generally horrible. . . . Like other inexperienced city dwellers, we may not so readily fathom the mechanics of cow-, sheep- or horse-f***ing, but see no reason to condemn it out of hand’.”
Now if that bothers you, well it should. It is disgusting that some homosexuals approve of all this. Yet like Bernardi, the MSM decided to attack me instead for simply sharing these truths in public. They ignored the truth of what I said, and concentrated on vilifying me for even raising the issue.
So I know just how Bernardi feels. He was exactly correct to say what he did, and his party should be ashamed for not supporting him. But there are a few things we can do here. Please write and offer Bernardi your support, encouragement and prayers: firstname.lastname@example.org
And please write to Tony Abbott and ask him to reinstate Bernardi: Tony.Abbott.MP@aph.gov.au
UPDATE: You can sign a petition in support of Cory Bernardi at www.supportcory.com
Bill Muehlenberg is a Melbourne based author who lectures part time in ethics, theology and philosophy. He has an interactive blogsite called CultureWatch.