LGBTQandA: Feel the diversity and love

Apparently, the homosexual movement is all about diversity. You know: equality, everyone being respected, rainbows and all that jazz.

So it fits nicely with QandA. It’s all about diversity too. Remember ABC managing director, Mark Scott, telling a parliamentary committee that it’s all about debate while defending the show amid claims of bias:

“ABC managing director Mark Scott acknowledged Q&A had been accused of having more left-leaning panellists but refuted the suggestion it favoured Labor supporters.

“I think it’s rare to watch a program where you haven’t felt that there haven’t been a range of issue­s raised,” he said.

“I think the test is: were there a range of issues raised, were all voices­ and perspectives heard, was there an opportunity for the viewpoints to be expressed.

“Was a range of views in evidence? And I think that’s always the case on Q&A, that the debate is held, that a range of viewpoints and perspectives are held and the audience is smart enough to make up its own mind.”

I think Mark Scott would have been very happy with the diversity on display in last night’s show. Just prior to QandA, the ABC ran a show about the making of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. What a lead in! And then there was last night’s panel:

The show was hosted by the neutral Tom Ballard – vegetarian, animal rights activist and formerly the boyfriend of Josh Thomas.

Finally, there was Reverend the Hon. Fred Nile MLC. His job was simple: to be the token Christian and ritual sacrifice.

So you’d think that the diversity loving crowd would have been upset at this blatant bias. And you’d be right.

The Twittersphere, which is also known as the home of diverse, modern, hispter views of tolerance and acceptance, was a sea of seething rage last night and it’s still in convulsions as we speak. This bastion of diversity let rip. And it wasn’t pretty. Don your helmets as we dive in to get just a small digital sample of the rage expressed at the ABC for last night’s completely inappropriate and one-sided panel.

Now that we know what the pro-homosexual crowd thinks of diversity, let us move onto love. After all, the homosexual movement is all about the love. Again we plunge into Twitter. Caution: read on from here at your own peril: 

 

I could have gone on much longer. But you get the picture by now. These are by no means ‘isolated’ tweets. But they are an insight into the tolerant minds of those demanding and seizing power to direct our social policies. I’m sure we have nothing to worry about.

Finally, the Sydney Morning Herald has today published an article praising the ABC for its courage last night. This is the view of Neil McMahon:

There was much criticism of the ABC for including Nile on this panel, but it proved a worthy exercise – nothing could have better highlighted the jurassic nature of his arguments. His supporters in the audience helped that cause – stern-faced hectoring on the agenda to “oppress” the majority and “enforce homosexuality on our institutions, our families, our children”, in the words of one questioner.

It’s easy being brave when you outnumber the opposition six to one on a show that is allegedly a place to ‘debate’ issues of national interest. But it is arrogance – pure and simple – to then pretend that somehow this ratio is generous. And note the real danger here in this piece. McMahon’s implication is clear: you are a bigot if you want to protect your children.

UPDATE:

Bill Muehlenberg has also written about the bias on display last night. He offers a suggestion for action:

Leave aside wherever you sit on these issues for the moment. In the simple name of fairness, there should have been a bit more balance here. But no, there was none. All pretence of neutrality or objectivity was blown out of the water tonight.

Of course I knew this would exactly be the case. I have penned numerous articles about the secular left ABC in general, and the appallingly biased Q&A show in particular. I grow tired of having to do this over and over again. But I am still outraged.

Outraged at the blatant bias and anti-Christian bigotry of the ABC. Outraged that I am forced to subsidise this horrifically bad network with my hard-earned tax dollars. Outraged that these guys have so long ago given up even the slightest pretence of fairness and even-handedness.

I have asked people to complain to the ABC about this in the past, and I will do so again, even though it seems to make not the slightest difference. So for what it is worth, you can contact them here and offer your protests: www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/contact-us.htm

Author: Bernard Gaynor

Bernard Gaynor is a married father of seven children. He has a background in military intelligence, Arabic language and culture and is an outspoken advocate of conservative and family values.

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