Thursday, July 5, 2012
Guest Post, Glaswegian Catholic man who stays in Pollok asks the question, is the Scottish National Party a party of homo-phoebes?
Outraged at the disciplinary process being brought against you. I have written a guest post which I hope you will check for any potential problems. If it passes your eagle eyes would you put it up on your blog. I hope the cretins who have brought this process against you have the courage to respond. I am sure they will not.
I found your post on your upcoming disciplinary most entertaining.
Firstly may I state I am not a member of any political party, and any politicians I have encountered, amateur and professional, have roundly disappointed me.
You are an SNP member but are willing to point out their faults and failings, as you see it. This is most refreshing in our current political climate where there is a lack of tolerance of deviation from the party line.
I was therefore not surprised by the trumped up allegations being made against you. It does raise two important questions which senior SNP officials must answer:
1. Does the SNP believe in social inclusion or not?
2. Is the SNP a party of homo-phoebes?
Allow me to explain.
I am Catholic. If you accused me of being a Catholic, I cannot be offended as it is a matter of fact. If you call me a Muslim, a Hindu or an atheist, you are wrong, but there is nothing wrong in these belief systems, so how could I possibly be offended?
I couldn’t unless of course I was a small minded bigot that hated those that had a different belief system from my own.
The SNP are proposing gay marriage etc. We are being told by the SNP and all the other political parties that homosexuality is equally as valid as heterosexuality. If the SNP truly believe this and are not simply politically posturing to win votes, how can they be offended at your use of the word gay?
If the people that attended were gay then it is a matter of fact. Those who were not gay should not be offended as it is an equally valid lifestyle. Surely the only people who could possibly feel offended would be the small minded bigots that hate gay people and do not believe in equality and social inclusion.
If the SNP actually discipline you, does that prove that they do not believe in social inclusion? Does it prove the SNP are lying to the electorate and are actually intolerant of LGBT community?
I feel they will kick you out of the party and pretend it is because you used the word gay. Anyone who reads your blog will know it is because you have criticised the leadership of your party on policy issues. I contrast your being dragged through a disciplinary process, with those who alleged accused you of being a sexual predator. They are left free to smear again.
Humza Yousaf’s wife Gail Lythgoe, who falsely accused Ian Davidson of having a history of intimidation against women. No disciplinary process brought against her, as the SNP claim she was speaking in a personal capacity.
Christine Grahame, who according to a former member of staff, allegedly hates Catholics. Yet again no disciplinary charges are brought against her.
George Laird uses the word gay without any sexual context, charges are immediately brought against you.
You, however, are to disciplined! That is gay (American slang meaning lame or crap, in case the SNP Gestapo decide to come after me).
Larry Grayson often said “oh what a gay day”.
No doubt the SNP leadership would accuse him of being homo-phobic if he was an ordinary member of the SNP. The rules being clearly different for senior members, i.e. the rules do not apply to them. How elitist, for a supposedly left leaning party!
In the words of Father Jack, SNP social justice, “my arse”!
I dare you to put this up on your blog, or are you going to behave like a party drone from now on.