What a truly disgusting site Liberal Conspiracy can be.
Ah, so it’s not a new phenomenon?
It comes to something when it falls to another left wing site – in this case Harry’s Place – to have to point out that LC seems to condemn homophia (sic) against liberals but when it’s against a Tory it’s OK.
Check out THIS blogpost on Harry’s Place to see the truly vile nature of what Liberal Conspiracy did yesterday.
Alan A writes on Harry’s Place,
A post went up late last night on the ‘Liberal Conspiracy’ blog exhibiting what I can only describe as jaw-dropping bigotry and homophobia.
It concerns some diversion of views they have with a Tory councilor, Simon Renwick, concerning the student protestors’ behaviour in London. But this is barely relevant. What is however is the wanton homophobic schadenfreude they exhibit over completely unrelated difficulties the councilor is having with his employers.
There was “gay porn” found in the web browser cache of his work laptop. “Is gay porn somehow more scandalous?” to a liberal, asks Alan.
Mr Renwick had also searched for information on social etiquette and for the locations of “gay” pubs and had been “struggling with his sexuality for some years” and that these searches had been conducted in an “attempt to find more information and to look for role models.”
The writer may well have his differences with the councilor. The councilor – for all I know – may be a deeply unpleasant man. But none of this justifies the casual homophobia Liberal Conspiracy have used to express their political disagreements.
Iain Dale continues,
But it gets worse. The blogpost originally said that a Tory councillor accessed a site called Fit Kids. He didn’t. It was a site called Fit Lads. Rather a difference. Unity has been found out and should issue an apology. More from Harry’s Place HERE. Fitlads.net is a sort of Facebook/Gaydar style networking site. It most emphatically does not feature “kids”. As Harry’s Place says…
Why did ‘Unity’, the author of the article on the Liberal Conspiracy blog change the name of the website? The alteration of the name of the website implied that Renwick had been accessing child pornography: a very serious allegation to make indeed. We should be prepared to give ‘Unity’ at Liberal Conspiracy the benefit of the doubt, I suppose. Perhaps it was a transcription error.
What upsets me is this. Many people who harbour nasty homophobic attitudes subconsciously conflate ‘gay’ with ‘interested in kids’. Perhaps that’s what was going through Unity’s mind when the slip up was made.
Nevertheless, gay men face violence and hatred, because of careless and deliberate conflation of homosexuality with paedophilia. The “gaykids” slur may not have been deliberate, but that was its effect.
For that, Liberal Conspiracy should apologise.
I don’t have the time to explore the connection between homosexuality and paedophilia, though please comment if you have anything to say on the matter.
To sum up, it seems all right to slate a Tory Councillor for his homosexuality if you disagree with his political views, but when I state the health and moral problems associated with homosexual and bisexual lifestyles and the dangers in promoting them to children, I am regarded as “homophobic.”
Iain Dales ends with this,
And then go to Dizzy to see what Sunny Hundal thought of yesterday’s student violence. Apparently it was all a bit of harmless fun and the police were ‘wusses’.
The folk at Liberal Conspiracy seem confused. Is it because they are liberals? Or socialists? Or liberal socialists?
Mr Hundal has his own page on Wikipedia. Reason unknown. It says,
About 3 months after the Coalition Government was announced Hundal joined the Labour Party in order to influence its political direction.
Oh, what fun they’ll have together…