The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia was one of many organisations that rushed to join the rainbow bandwagon during the marriage postal survey.
And it, like many other organisation, relied on dubious logic, flawed evidence and plain ol’ trans-butchered language to make its doubtful contribution to this debate.
This is part of the statement that it released just over a month ago:
PSA recognises that equality is a health issue, and is a right for all Australians, irrespective of age, culture, religion, sexuality or gender identity.
Research demonstrates that same-sex marriage policies and mental health outcomes are inextricably linked.
PSA supports marriage equality, in recognition of the link between improved health outcomes for LGBTIQ people and this type of legislative change.
It went on to state:
PSA is committed to ensuring that equality is achieved through the removal of structural and legislative discrimination. As such, PSA supports marriage equality, in recognition of the link between improved health outcomes for LGBTIQ people and this type of legislative change.
There are three points to make about this statement.
Firstly, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia did not canvass the view of pharmacists before it entered this debate. And its statement does not reflect the views of all pharmacists either.
I know this because the day the statement was released upset pharmacists contacted me to vent their anger.
Unfortunately, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia chose to follow in the same totalitarian footsteps of the:
- Law Society of New South Wales (which was forced into an embarrassing back down over its support of homosexual marriage) and
- Australian Medical Association (which was proven to have misled Australians with its claims that there are no peer-reviewed studies finding poorer health or psychosocial outcomes for children raised in same-sex families).
What we see here is yet another example of ‘advocates’ for ‘equality’ simply foisting their views on all and sundry. The campaign for ‘marriage equality’ is synonymous with the destruction of democracy and freedom.
Secondly, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia based its decision to support homosexual marriage on the claim that it was good for the health of homosexual persons. This claim is entirely dubious, as detailed by doctors who responded to the Australian Medical Association’s equally dubious claims.
But that’s just the start.
I hate to break it to the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, but homosexual behaviour is inherently unhealthy. And don’t take my word for it, but the peer-reviewed research of the Kirby Institute.
- Australia has a chronic hepatitis C epidemic among homosexual men.
- Australia has a concentrated hepatitis B epidemic among homosexual men.
- Homosexual men are considerably more likely to have genital warts.
- There is a syphilis epidemic in Australia with half of all cases coming from HIV-positive gay men.
- Approximately 70% of all new HIV cases in Australia result from homosexual behaviour and about one in ten gay men in Australia carry this disease.
Given these inconvenient truths, one would think that an organisation that is focused on healthy outcomes would be a little less eager to promote a behaviour that results in sickness and disease.
But that’s the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia for you.
And given this lack of logic, one can hardly be surprised at the third point.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s statement made it clear that it believed in equality regardless of age, religion or sexuality. Consequently, it supports equality in marriage and, in this particular case, homosexual marriage.
However, if those words mean what they used to mean it would necessarily follow that the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia also supports marriage equality for children and for those who have religious beliefs supporting polygamy as well.
If the logic is consistent, there can be no other conclusion.
Fortunately, in the brave and brazen new world of the progressive, logic is not consistent yet. It is just lacking. And words don’t mean something. They mean anything, which is another way of saying they mean nothing at all.
Hence the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia does not really support child marriage or Sharia marriage equality. It is just unwittingly promoting a philosophical world view that does.
And this is the key take away for all of us as the survey ends: the arguments of the ‘Yes’ campaign are the same arguments that one would use to campaign to decriminalise incest, to lower the age of consent or to recognise polygamous Islamic marriages.
‘Love is love’ and ‘equality’ are empty platitudes that only mean one thing: the eradication of all standards, of all biological reality and of all moral distinction.
Yet Australia may have just voted for this. Consequences will follow and this is how they start…