Gary Burns is apparently suing me for a recent article I wrote that highlighted the paedophilic links in the title of a South Australian homosexual magazine, Blaze, and for suggesting that it’s not appropriate that children attend the Mardi Gras. It also made some comments about the unfortunate side-effects of Gary’s campaign to target politicians who express concerns about paedophiles using anti-discrimination laws to gain rights and privileges.
He issued a press release on Sunday, alerting the world to his intentions.
Getting sued doesn’t sound like much fun. However, if Mr Burns is going to give me the opportunity to highlight in a court that children, under the watchful gaze of the homosexual community, were exposed to lewd, sexually-explicit behaviour at the Mardi Gras, then I’ll thank him and do just that.
I’d also enjoy the prospect of a legal discussion about the perceptions that flow from the fact that a sexually-explicit homosexual publication uses a title that a Royal Commission found to stand for ‘Boy Lovers and Zucchini Eaters’.
In his statement, Gary also suggested that I might like to round up the homosexual community and tattoo them with a pink swastika. If anything, that suggestion is an incitement of hatred or serious contempt against homosexuals living in New South Wales. As Gary knows full well, it is an offence to do just that under New South Wales anti-discrimination laws. Regardless, it’s a strange comment from a guy who supposedly looks out for the interests of homosexuals everywhere across this sunburnt land. He’s accusing me of inciting hatred while issuing fairly hateful suggestions himself. So I’ll refer him instead to the local Islamic community. They can probably explain to him better than I how his suggestion will work a treat with the Gulf Arab States who are planning on medically testing all visitors to detect ‘gay’. A pink swastika will greatly assist that process, I’m sure.
For my part, I’ll just reiterate what I said previously. Not all homosexuals are paedophiles. Nor do all support the exposure of children to sexually-explicit activities. But, just like heterosexuals, some of them do. What that percentage is I don’t know. But I imagine it would be a fairly useful statistic for those interested in stamping out child sexual abuse to have. Especially considering that under age males account for about 30 per cent of victims of child sexual abuse while only about 3 per cent of the male population is homosexual. For those who don’t get my drift, homosexual means a bloke who engages in sexual activity with other males. One of these figures does not match the other. It might be a good idea to find out why.
But enough of the boring facts and statistics. Back to the problem at hand. Gary doesn’t like child sexual abuse and neither do I. So instead of battling it out in court about who dislikes it more, I have a better idea.
I’m inviting Mr Burns to join me in a campaign to highlight the dangers associated with exposing children to lewd and sexually-explicit activity, including at the Mardi Gras. I’m asking him to constructively help rid unwanted perceptions of child sexual innuendo in the homosexual community.
While I’d like to see the Mardi Gras banished, I guess Mr Burns has other ideas. To that end, perhaps Mr Burns would agree to being the ‘homosexual’ face of a public campaign to pressure the organisers of the Mardi Gras to keep it clean if they are going to encourage children to attend. And by keep it clean, I mean get rid of the sexual references, leather g-strings, nudity, groping and advertisement of organisations that proudly claim to be sexual ‘perverts’. And if they’re not going to do this, Mr Burns could suggest they make it clear that the kiddies are not invited in 2014. He could also publicly hint to the publishers of Blaze that it might be a good PR move to change its name to any other title that is not linked with paedophilia.
And that’s just the start. I’d also be more than happy to work with Mr Burns to ensure that outdoor advertising is ‘G’ rated and that television shows with sexual content are not shown at all hours of the day, as is currently proposed, or even at all.
But if Gary’s not prepared to do this, I guess I’ll look forward to seeing him in court. I might even ask why people like him would rather sue people like me for highlighting the exposure of children to sexually-explicit activity at homosexual events than actually doing anything to prevent it.
My views on sodomy, and the opinions expressed in the aforementioned commentary, are based on the religious truth that the homosexual orientation is intrinsically disordered. The scientific and academic aspects of my article (including the overrepresentation of young boys in child abuse statistics) is put forward in good faith as part of the wider discussion and debate currently taking place nationally on the issue of child abuse.