British Conservative-fundamentalist religious coalition government?


This 30 April video about northern Ireland says about itself:

[DUP leader] Peter Robinson on homosexuality: “I would hope that if it was illegal people would obey the law…”

Terrorist sympathisers? May’s new friend Arlene Foster took tea with a UDA leader just weeks ago. Did Theresa May even consider the DUP’s paramilitary links? Here.

By Peter Frost in Britain:

Meet May‘s stone age allies in the DUP

Tuesday 13th June 2017

Theresa May warned of a coalition of chaos propped up by extremist terrorist sympathisers. She just didn’t say she’d be leading it, writes PETER FROST

WELL, Theresa May has done it, hopped into bed with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in order to prop up her minority government and try to save her job, at least for a day or so.

So who are these ultra-right-wing MPs from across the Irish Sea who come ready wrapped in the Union Jack and with a bunch of some of the most reactionary policies you could ever imagine?

The DUP opposes all abortions, even for rape victims; is rabidly homophobic, wanting a ban on same sex marriage; denies climate change; prefers the Bible to Darwin, claiming the Earth was made just 6,000 years ago.

Founder Ian Paisley once famously even declared that line-dancing was sinful.

Nice God-fearing Christians you might think, just right to prop up our vicar’s daughter’s weak and unstable efforts at making a government. You would be wrong.

Let’s take a quick look at a few of the scandals that have featured in its relatively short history since Paisley founded the party just 46 years ago.

Paisley invented his own political party: the DUP; his own church: the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster; as well as several of his own armed terrorist paramilitary groups, such as Ulster Resistance, the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) and the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF). These groups murdered at least 400 people — mainly innocent Catholics during the Troubles.

Paisley brought the whole lot of his followers together under his banners with messages like: “The Pope is the Antichrist,” “Save Ulster from sodomy,” or more simply “No surrender.”

Today his son Ian Paisley Jr keeps his father’s memory and Christian fundamentalist politics very much alive. Sadly you don’t have to scratch far below the surface to discover a cesspit of hypocrisy.

Paisley’s Free Presbyterian Church and the DUP often share officers and leaders. One was David McConaghie who worked as an aide to DUP MP David Simpson in Portadown, Co Armagh.

McConaghie was also an elder in the church, a high-ranking Orangeman and leader of some of the DUP’s groups promoting creationism and the Earth being just 6,000 years old.

He was also a pervert and a voyeur who planted a camera in his DUP office lavatory to film his colleagues using the toilet.

The judge ruled he had done it for sexual gratification and both jailed him and put him on the sex offenders’ register for seven years.

Another DUP scandal to hit the headlines concerned Iris Robinson, wife of party leader Peter Robinson and a Westminster MP in her own right. This 59-year-old born again evangelical Christian resigned after an adulterous extra-marital affair with a teenager who she paid with local government grants.

Her husband, DUP leader until recently, was a well-known and much photographed paramilitary leader of Ulster Resistance in earlier days. Ulster Resistance collaborated with other unionist terrorist organisations to smuggle arms, including rocket launchers.

DUP leader Arlene Foster is up to her knees in cash as a key player in another scandal. She oversaw a renewable energy scheme that is set to cost the public purse almost £500 million.

The scheme paid applicants to use renewable energy. The rate paid was more than the cost of heating, meaning favoured applicants were making huge profits.

The political scandal first came to light in November 2016, by which point Foster had become Northern Ireland’s First Minister.

She refused to resign or stand aside. Sinn Fein leader Martin McGuinness resigned in protest. In the power-sharing government, McGuinness’s resignation meant that Foster was removed from her role as First Minister, which in turn has caused a long-term political stalemate.

Now let’s have a look at the 10 DUP Westminster MPs who will be propping up May’s minority government in return for a massive cash injection to their local infrastructure and a shift to the right in May’s domestic policies.

Nigel Dodds is leader of the DUP at Westminster. The high-ranking member of the Orange Order has been kicked out of the Commons for using unparliamentary language to attack Tory former Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villiers.

Ian Paisley Jr is well known for his homophobic views. “I am pretty repulsed by gay and lesbianism,” he said back in 2007. “I think it is wrong.”

Jim Shannon topped the entire Westminster expenses league. His claims were five times greater than the second-highest claiming MP and 37 times greater than the average MP’s claim.

Sammy Wilson is known for his racist comments, his denial of climate change and his opinion that female MPs who breastfeed in the chamber of the House of Commons are exhibitionists.

Gavin Robinson at 32 is the youngest DUP MP who will prop up the Tories.

Gregory Campbell has supported the reintroduction of the death penalty. He was barred from the Northern Ireland Assembly for mocking the Irish language.

Emma Little Pengelly is the only woman in the DUP Westminster line-up. Her father Noel Little was a member of the Ulster Resistance described by the Belfast Telegraph as a gunrunner.

David Simpson is member of the Orange Order and believes in creationism. Opposing the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, he told MPs: “This is not the jurisdiction of this House, this is not the jurisdiction of this government of any European government or any government in the world. This is an ordained constitution of God.” His was the office toilet with the camera.

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson was previously in the more moderate Ulster Unionist Party. He was Enoch Powell’s agent when Powell’s racism finally got too much for English Tories and Powell defected to Ulster.

Donaldson eventually quit the UUP and switched to the more hard-line DUP.

Paul Girvan sparked controversy in 2015 when he claimed scrap metal dealers should be armed with guns to protect themselves from Gypsies. Before that, he hit the headlines for saying he had no problem with the Irish tricolour being burnt on loyalist bonfires.

These then are the nine men and one woman in Westminster who May hopes will keep her in power.

One of May’s leading Tories was quick to spell out her doubts about the DUP. Ruth Davidson is leader of the Scottish Conservatives and about 10 times as popular as May with the Tory Party rank and file both north and south of Hadrian’s Wall.

She announced: “As a Protestant unionist about to marry an Irish Catholic woman, I told Theresa May that there were a number of things that count to me more than the Tory Party. One of them is country, one of the others is LGBTI rights.”

Davidson is believed to be just one of 19 gay Tory MPs elected last week. None of them is going to be very happy about May’s new bedfellows, and they aren’t the only ones by a long way.

This video from the British parliament in London says about itself:

“We’re here in case the Tory coalition of chaos doesn’t work out”

13 June 2017

“Labour stands ready to offer strong and stable leadership in the national interest” Jeremy Corbyn said on his return to the House of Commons following Thursday’s General Election.

SUCH is the developing crisis facing the Tory Party that the Queen’s Speech has now been delayed: here.

British Conservative goverment deal with homophobes


This video about Northern Ireland says about itself:

25 January 2009

A brief history of homophobia and the DUP.

From “Save Ulster from Sodomy” in the [19]70’s to the Iris Robinson debacle of 2008 (made before the sex/finance scandal [of Mrs Robinson] of 2010).

A big reason not to vote DUP in the forthcoming general elections!

Is this really the future of Northern Ireland? I hope not!

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

Gay Tories hit out at May-DUP alliance

Tuesday 13th June 2017

THE first openly gay Tory Cabinet secretary called on the ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) yesterday to “change its position” on LGBT issues.

Scottish Secretary David Mundell, who came out in January 2015, has said he does “not subscribe” to the Northern Irish party’s positions in this area, which include a ban on same-sex marriages.

Prime Minister Theresa May is due to meet DUP leader Arlene Foster today to finalise a deal to prop up her unstable minority government.

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson, who is engaged to a woman, has claimed that Ms May gave her “assurances” that working with the DUP would not damage LGBT rights “in the rest of the UK.”

So, apparently, for Ms May (and for Ms Davidson?) damaging LGBT rights in Northern Ireland is OK.

But when questioned about the DUP’s stance by Channel 4 News on Saturday, she walked out in the middle of the interview.

She attended a Cabinet meeting in Downing Street yesterday, but she said it was about Brexit and there had been no mention of LGBTI rights.

DUP man celebrated election with photo of terror group flag in Downing Street: here.

Theresa May’s new partners linked with recent HORRIFIC hammer attack on father-of-three: here.

British far-right coalition government, parody song


This parody music video from Britain is called N-DUPz – “I Need You“.

The song is a parody of British hip hop group N-Dubz’ I Need You. That group consisted of members Dappy, Tulisa and Fazer.

The parody says about itself:

11 June 2017

N-DUPz are (l-r): Duppy, Tulisa May and Foster.

LYRICS:

Last night was a blur, but I remember a
Strange phone call from Theresa May
She had a majority but lost a bunch of seats
Needed a coalition tout de suite
Say hello to the DUP
Reprehensible views on abortion
No homosexuality
It’s immoral, offensive and obnoxious
See, I don’t understand how could love a man
Save Ulster from sodomy and get it fucking banned
We also believe climate change is a con
And creationism should be taught in every classroom

I dropped a ball, I need propping up
Come form a government with me, DUP I need you

Fuck the Good Friday Agreement
This is too damn convenient
Let’s keep Great Britain blue
Oh DUP, I need you
I’ve been searching all over parliament
The Lib Dems called us charlatans
Desperation dictates
DUP, I need you

The results of the UK election are a disaster for the British ruling class: here.

8-year-old US girl banned from soccer for her short hair


This video from the USA says about itself:

Girl Kicked Out Of Soccer Tournament For An INSANE Reason

5 June 2017

An 8-year-old girl (and her entire team) was kicked out of a soccer tournament in Nebraska because according to officials she looked like a boy. Ana Kasparian, Hasan Piker and Brett Erlich, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

“A family from Nebraska is outraged over how their 8-year-old daughter was treated at a soccer tournament.

Tournament officials apparently disqualified Mili Hernandez and her entire team from the finals because organizers thought she was a boy.

Her parents said they proved her gender, but it wasn’t enough.

Mili is an exuberant girl who loves soccer and her short haircut.

“When my hair starts to grow, I put it short because I always had short hair,” she said. “So I didn’t like my hair long.”

Read more here.

Shouldn’t the transphobic soccer bureaucrats, who ruined the joy of an 8-year-old girl and her whole team, be banned from all sports clubs and all sports grounds for life? Maybe these misogynistic morons think that 8-year-old girl soccer players should not just have mandatory short hair, but play in mandatory high heel shoes as well?

United States international women’s soccer player Abby Wambach reacted on Twitter:

Mili, don’t EVER let anyone tell you that you aren’t perfect just as you are. I won championships with short hair.

See also here.

United States international women’s soccer player Mia Hamm supports Mili as well.

Ukrainian government stops rainbow under neonazi homophobic pressure


Unfinished rainbow in Kyiv, Ukraine

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Kiev: the end of the rainbow?

Today, 17:34

Ukraine is not known as a particularly pro-gay country, but with the Eurovision Song Contest, the city of Kiev wanted to improve its image. Therefore it was decided to paint a monument from the Soviet era in the colours of the rainbow.

Meanwhile, the monument to the brotherhood between Russians and Ukrainians is almost completely “coloured”. But at the last moment, the project has been suspended because of protests.

Homo propaganda

The painting is almost finished, only at the top of the middle it is still grey. And that will probably stay that way. The nationalist party ‘Right Sector‘ held a protest at the arch last week. In a statement, the party called the rainbow a symbol of “homo propaganda“, and it was supposedly against “Ukrainian values“.

‘Nationalist’ is an euphemism for the violent neonazi Right Sector. Their leader Yarosh makes lots of money as adviser to the Minister of War … err … ‘Defence’. They use to attack Gay Pride marches in Ukraine violently, including with grenades to which in most countries only police and armed forces or people who are special friends of police and/or armed forces, have access.

Contrary to what the Right Sector says, the rainbow is not just for gay people, but also for wider unity in diversity. It is also a symbol in, eg, the Christian religion.

Prime Minister Grojsman said at a vote in parliament that “God forbid” that the country would legalize equal marriage for homosexuals.

‘Celebrate Diversity’

Ukraine organizes this year’s Song Festival, the motto is Celebrate Diversity. The first semifinal is on May 9th. Many people are happy with the rainbow colours. They hope the colours will still be there at the Gay Pride. That wil be in Kiev on June 18th.

After the protests of the nationalists, Mayor Vitali Klitschko has proposed a compromise: the last part, which is still grey since the protests, will be painted in a “traditional Ukrainian pattern”.

The “Arch of Friendship of the Nations” was built in 1982 to celebrate the brotherhood of Russians and Ukrainians in the Soviet Union. The monument is of titanium, 50 meters high, and can be seen from many places in the city.

Last year, the government announced it would be destroyed, because the relationship between Moscow and Kiev … has worsened strongly.

United States homophobic preacher guilty of child abuse


This video from the USA says about itself:

Pastor On Orlando Massacre: ‘These People All Should Have Been Killed

13 June 2016

Pastor Steven Anderson, whose hate knows no bounds, celebrated the deaths of 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando in a 4-minute mini-sermon that cited the Bible as justification for why they needed to die.

Read more here.

Better known United States fundamentalist preacher Pat Robertson also claimed the victims of the Orlando mass murder ‘deserved it’.

And these two preachers are not the only ones.

By David Moye in the USA:

4/11/2017 08:32 pm ET

Anti-Gay Pastor Found Guilty Of Child Molestation

The jury needed only two hours to find him guilty on all eight counts.

Last June, Georgia pastor Kenneth Adkins made headlines when he tweeted that gay people who died in the Orlando, Florida, nightclub shooting got what they deserved.

He made headlines of a different sort on Monday when he was found guilty of sexually molesting a teenage girl and boy.

The ‘Reverend‘ Kenneth Adkins is not the only homophobic ‘Reverend’ in a sexual abuse scandal. So is, eg, Scottish Roman Catholic Cardinal Keith O’Brien. As a cardinal, not just ‘Reverend’, but ‘Most Eminent’.

And there was Dutch Roman Catholic homophobic child abusing Bishop Gijsen. Being a bishop, also not just ‘Reverend’, but ‘Most Reverend’ and ‘Excellency’.

Like the Roman Catholic Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis in the USA, John C. Nienstedt. The Most Reverend John C. Nienstedt claimed that equal marriage for gay people was the work of Satan; but had to resign in a child abuse scandal.

A jury of three men and nine women deliberated for about two hours before finding the 57-year-old pastor guilty of three charges of child molestation, three charges of aggravated child molestation, and two charges of enticing a child for indecent purposes, according to FirstCoastNews.com.

Adkins did not react as the verdict was being read aloud in the Glynn County courtroom. He did not testify on his own behalf during the trial, according to ActionNewsJax.com.

Before the clergyman turned himself in last August, he had led congregations in Atlanta and Brunswick, Georgia, as well as in Jacksonville, Florida.

He was originally booked on one charge of child molestation and one charge of aggravated child molestation. At the time of his arrest, Adkins’ lawyer Kenneth Gough told WJCT that those incidents dated back to 2010.

“Warrants say that these events took place in 2010 and that’s a long time,” Gough said. “We don’t know why they’re coming up now.”

Additional charges were filed after the initial arrest, and Adkins has been held without bail since then.

Adkins is scheduled for sentencing on April 25, according to News4Jax. He faces up to life in prison.

“I know he was back there praying,” Gough told the station. “We were disappointed with the verdict, but we respect it. It’s part of our jury system, but we will be filing a notice of appeal, obviously.”

Adkins garnered attention two days after the Orlando shooting when he sent a tweet that read, “Been through so much with these Jacksonville homosexuals that I don’t see none of them as victims. I see them as getting what they deserve!!”

He told The Florida Times-Union that the tweet had nothing to do with the 49 people just massacred in Orlando and was solely a reference to the debate over expanding Jacksonville’s anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ people. (He opposed that, too). But the tweet, which has since been made private, followed a string of other tweets about the shooting.

Rape Survivor Listens As Judge Praises Former Mormon Bishop Who Abused Her. A Utah judge called convicted sexual predator Keith Vallejo “an extraordinarily good man” before sentencing him to prison: here.