Homo marriage is the new climate change

Its more than that. Its homosexual bullying on steroids. The hysterics of the homo-lobby are out of control. The Gaystapo is out to destroy everyone who doesn’t submit. Alinsky tactics are in full swing.

JASON MORRISON THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

If you don’t support the rush towards gay marriage, you are either out of touch or just a bigot

IT seems to have boiled down to this. If you don’t support the rush towards gay marriage, you are either out of touch or just a bigot. Or worse still, you’re a mean-spirited and gay-hating denier, standing in the way of love … and you ought to be ashamed.

These are familiar arguments to any politician or public commentator who has taken a stance against the ­fashionable and fast-moving tide to redefine what marriage is about.

In parliament, those who oppose a change on both sides of politics are a frightened majority.

Not that you’d know it.

A casual reader of the news could easily be left with the impression that this is all just a fait accompli.

Here we are again, back in the zone where having an ­alternative view makes you the enemy.

Speak against the fashion and be prepared to be smeared, ridiculed and bullied.

These are the climate change tactics back again.

Something is wrong with you if you haven’t decorated your Facebook photo with rainbow colours. Good luck if you have but it turns out you’ve been sucked in by yet another data-collecting exercise. 

Those who resisted were “deniers”, “out of touch”, “fossils and dinosaurs”, “selfish” and “in the pocket of the oil companies”.

Same game, different story.

The left is again framing its debate so that anyone who disagrees is bashed into a lonely corner.

It’s a schoolyard tactic that has spineless politicians frightened of speaking out.

Large sections of the media have drunk buckets of the Kool-Aid and have lost all objectivity on the issue.

It’s just like the dirty game of push-polling. Keep telling them change is inevitable and if you don’t believe that, here’s another survey to prove it.

And, if that doesn’t work, pull out the “international embarrassment” card.

How many times this week have you heard that we should be there too — just like New Zealand, Ireland, and now the United States?

It’s dumb logic but it works.

Something is wrong with you if you haven’t decorated your Facebook photo with rainbow colours. Good luck if you have but it turns out you’ve been sucked in by yet another data-collecting exercise.

The marriage equality argument has come down to humiliation and ridicule and a claim that to resist is to sit on the wrong side of history.

Sound familiar?

I wonder how many Australians would list the issue anywhere near their top five expectations of government? 

Just like climate change, and the push towards a republic in the late ’90s, gay marriage has become the latest and greatest moral challenge of our times. The trouble is, it’s not.

I’m philosophical about the whole issue but the tactics are quite revolting.

You can count on one hand the number of senior politicians who’ve had the guts to say they oppose, and yet the supporters of the movement become instant good guys.

Take Queensland Liberal Wyatt Roy. He’s a very public pro-gay marriage supporter. At 25 years of age, Roy is still the country’s youngest federal politician. But now, he’s cool.

It wasn’t long ago that he was openly ridiculed, called the “Justin Bieber of politics” and a “twerp” by the left’s more nasty characters because he’s a young conservative. Now he’s their poster boy.

Wyatt Roy is entitled to his view in the same way respect should be shown for those speaking for the status quo.

Contrast the treatment this week of Senator Eric Abetz.

He was openly pilloried for stating his well-known view to “preserve and protect the institution of marriage” — which is Coalition policy.

His thought-crime was to express the traditional view that marriage should continue to exist “for just one man and one woman”.

I dare say Abetz speaks for many. Not that you’d know it.

Abetz faced open hostility. The ideological firing squad portrayed him as bigot, a homophobe, and a confused and lost old man.

There’s those tactics kicking in again.

Silence the dissent.

On Thursday morning in Fairfaxland, gay marriage was again a front-page issue.

They called it the Prime Minister’s “key test”.

I wonder how many Australians would list the issue anywhere near their top five expectations of government?

As the country faces real national security challenges from homegrown Islamic radicals, as jobs continue to head offshore and debt ramps up at unimaginable rates, I suspect that many minds are just on other things.

Not that you’d know it.

Is it any wonder people are starting to resent the game being played?

As popular as the gay marriage cause may be in some corners of society, if anything is to change there needs to be a broad and respectful community debate — not an emotional railroading.

* Jason Morrison is a radio host and commentator on 2GB.

Laurie Oakes is on leave.

Originally published as Gay marriage is the new climate change

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