Recently every Defence member at Lavarack Barracks in Townsville received an email.
It wasn’t about Afghanistan or North Korea.
It was about something much more important:
There will be a morning tea for ‘Wear it Purple Day’ tomorrow to show support for the issues that the LGBWHATEVER community faces.
And this morning tea will be entirely ‘apolitical’. It will have nothing to do with the marriage plebiscite. That is an entirely different subject.
‘Wear It Purple’ is all about recognising the pain and suffering faced by the LGBT community caused by things like the plebiscite. So the message will be clear: if you vote no you are a homophobic bigot, hence the reason for Defence-wide emails demanding a purple show of mourning, respect and support.
Posters have gone up all over the base. And anyone will be able to ask any questions they like.
I suggest this one: why are some Defence members allowed to march in uniform at the Mardi Gras along with pro-homosexual marriage organisations while others are sacked for expressing their views about marriage in private?
But, then again, I’m just a killjoy. Still it would be interesting to get an answer. If you are up in Townsville, consider popping that one in the box for me.
You might also put this one in too.
If ‘marriage equality’ is required to let LGBTQIA+ people have equality, and if ‘B’ stands for bi-sexual, and if this entails a person’s love for people of both sexes, and if ‘love is love’, why is ‘marriage equality’ limited to just two people? Isn’t that inherently discriminatory against all the ‘B’ people out there wearing purple because everyone hates them?
While you’re there, pass on my congratulations to Defence as well. It’s managed to mangle the alphabet even more than most other organisations and has now added in a whole range of letters for a whole range of identities that don’t even exist.
If you can find out what the ‘+’ stands for please let me know.
At the moment, I’m betting that it represents the ‘unacceptables’ who can’t be spoken of publicly in the current environment without upsetting apple carts. Like the people written about by Gary Dowsett, who is the Deputy Chair of the university department that spawned ‘Safe Schools’.
This is what he wrote in an article published in 1982:
“First, we have three legal/social questions to win: custody rights for gay men and lesbians; the legal right of paedophiles and their young loves; and finally, the sexual rights of children as a whole.”
“And I also have a friend, a paedophile, who is working very hard on making sense out of his relations with boys. Those relations consist of, among other things, a large amount of nurture and support for these boys, a real caring for their welfare and growth.”
“How different then is that gentle, tentative sexuality between parent and child from the love of a paedophile and his/her lover? From all their accounts and from many academic studies (some worse than others), that kind of love, warmth, support and nurture is an important part of the paedophilic relationship.”
“The current paedophilia debate then is crucial to the political processes of the gay movement: paedophiles need our support, and we need to construct the child/adult sex issue on our terms.”
No wonder any debate about the goals and agendas behind the homosexual marriage agenda is shut down so vigorously and emotionally.
The ‘No’ team can give you an article by a senior academic linked to ‘Safe Schools’ that argues for the legalisation of paedophilia as part of the rainbow agenda. And, in response, the ‘Yes’ team gives you the colour purple.
The plebiscite really should be no contest.
But it is. Not because people want homosexual marriage, but because they feel compelled to support it.
What the ‘Yes’ campaign lacks in logic, it more than makes up for in reach. Which takes me back to the email above.
It has been sent to every soldier in Townsville. That’s reach.
They know those who turn up to ‘Wear it Purple’ will be noted. Just as those who don’t will be as well.
And this will be going on in every major workplace in Australia on Friday…