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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Loney's Sexuality

I remain puzzled that a gay man like James Loney would, de facto, have aligned himself with people who would see his sexual orientation as sufficient reason to kill him. (I guess it's similar to how I feel when I see feminists taking the anti-war line.) And I'm enjoying listening to all the anti-war media personalities in Canada patting themselves on the back for having kept knowledge of Loney's homosexuality a secret, and then turning around and commending him for his work. Mental midget-itis? Irony deficiency? Both of the above?
One of Loney's CPT colleagues, Doug Pritchard, seems to have a case of both:

"It's a sad fact that around the world gays and lesbians are more vulnerable to attack than straights," Pritchard said.

Hmm. Yeah. Particularly under Islamist fascist regimes, Doug.

Cross-posted at Wonkitties.

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Loney is against the Coalition of the Willing’s goals of democratizing the ME where they are so medieval that they kill gays and subvert woman. Here in Canada we have recently agreed that Loney can marry his gay partner. In the ME the only knot that the 2 gays would get tied is the one around their necks. So given those options Loney opts to side with the terrorists. Any Shrink would call that a death wish or insanity.

An equally insane but less terminal insanity we see from the students in France. Youth unemployment is horrendous in France because hiring is not attractive by employers who are heavily restricted to fire anyone, so they simply don’t hire. But there is rioting in the streets of France by unemployed youth who don’t like the idea that the new law would allow them to be fired if anyone did happen to hire them. Another insane vicious circle.

The most worrisome prospect for our world is not war; it’s the lack of leadership in the West to confront dysfunctional behaviour – from student rioters to despots. We’re post-modern; we’re soon going to be post-toast if we don’t smarten up.

Posted by: nomdenet | 2006-03-29 9:19:01 AM


A Gay Christian obstructionist working for enemies who want to kill him on both counts.

Hates and works against his own countrymen.

This guy has serious mental and emotional problems.

He is no friend of freedom. Is this guy related to Sven or are they just sisters at heart?

Posted by: Duke | 2006-03-29 9:31:08 AM


Cognitive dissonance (aka mental illness) or mental retardation.

How idiotic do you have to be to reject the west (where your group has the most freedom, rights and protections on the planet) and advocate on behalf of those that would cut your head off at the first opportunity?

These people should be pilloried. They are truly retched creatures worthy only of contempt.

Posted by: Warwick | 2006-03-29 9:42:29 AM


I thought Christians believed in honesty, standing up for Christian beliefs, following Jesus Christ, and everything else the Bible talks about. Maybe I have merely dedicated my life to a wrong belief in what my Lord asks of me? or maybe CPT should take the Christian out of their name. In a court of law, if you lie when the truth would threaten your life, but then admit to hiding that truth after you have been found innocent, are you any less subject to the law?

When the CPT members were kidnapped last year, I was confident that God would take care of His children, whether that meant life or death. After a few months in the limelight, CPT has been shown to not hold Christian values or beliefs. This was not a secret, but a lie, where an organization misrepresented itself as Christian in order to be seen differently in Iraq and by the general public. Think of a politician reaching out for the religious right vote and then turning around and doing the opposite once he is voted in.

Posted by: Eldon Murray | 2006-03-29 10:15:42 AM


Since when is lack of common sense a Christian value?

I'm glad that Loney and others are safe, but honestly I half expect him to turn around in half a year or so, and head back to Iraq. It really wouldn't surprise me, sad to say.

RZ

Posted by: RZ | 2006-03-29 11:35:34 AM


>A Gay Christian obstructionist working for enemies who want to kill him on both counts.

Hates and works against his own countrymen.

This guy has serious mental and emotional problems.

He is no friend of freedom. Is this guy related to Sven or are they just sisters at heart?


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Cognitive dissonance (aka mental illness) or mental retardation.

How idiotic do you have to be to reject the west (where your group has the most freedom, rights and protections on the planet) and advocate on behalf of those that would cut your head off at the first opportunity?

These people should be pilloried. They are truly retched creatures worthy only of contempt.<

Those two posts pretty much sum up the entire anti-war, hate Bush, America hating MSM, America hating leftist crowd from both sides of the border, and all over the entire world.

Shocking isn't it. Great posts, I agree completely.

Posted by: deepblue | 2006-03-29 12:20:55 PM


Oh course you people can't understand it. He holds his convictions so deeply that he was willing to non-aggressively put his life on the line for them.

You people on the other hand bitch and moan on a website. Clearly you are doing the more impressive work.

Posted by: Justin Fossey | 2006-03-29 2:12:48 PM


So Justin you claim that he holds his convictions so deeply... It is indeed interesting how his 'convictions' just flew out the window when it was a matter of his sexual preference while amonst the Muslims.

Had he truly convictions, he (along with the rest of you) would be going to Muslim countries demonstrating for homosexual 'rights'.

Posted by: Alain | 2006-03-29 2:21:35 PM


Yes, Looney (er, Loney, sorry) was so beholden to his convictions that he was willing to risk his life on behalf of those who seek to destroy him. Well, until they started actually risking his life, then he just claimed to be a good dancer.

What exactly, just for curiosity's sake, would it take for the sodomy-loving left to actually admit that the Islamic culture is uncivilized and barbaric and the western world is morally superior? The Loney incident seems to be pretty much as far off the cliff of self-denial you can lean without falling off entirely.

Posted by: Feynman and Coulter's Love Child | 2006-03-29 2:39:36 PM


Loney doesn't see himself as an ally to the terrorists, he sees himself as an enemy to Bush. It might be a simplistic and naive position, but it's his.

Further, knowing that the terrorists probably didn't like gays that much, why would he volunteer that information to them? That would have been pretty stupid. Likewise, that his buddies in Canada kept quiet about Loney being gay, does that surprise anyone?

Just because people calls the liberation an occupation doesn't mean that they are stupid, correct?

Posted by: Johan i Kanada | 2006-03-29 2:59:16 PM


"He holds his convictions so deeply that he was willing to non-aggressively put his life on the line for them."

No, make that: "he puts the lives of others on the line for them"...as in - those who put their lives on the line to rescue him.

You're right Duke, Deep Blue and others.

Next time, leave him there.

Posted by: Moose Hunter | 2006-03-30 11:04:13 AM



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