” If I were to live for ever, I could never understand why a man, would want to marry another man”, Jackie Healy-Rae TD.
This weekend Ógra Fianna Fáíl agreed to endorse Same-Sex Civil Unions at its Dublin Policy Day, to quote the Facebook post ” National Youth Committee today agreed Policy on Marriage equality”. As far as I’ve gathered the policy involves the support of Civil Unions and the coercion of the Colley report. As a proud member of Fianna Fáíl, and Ógra, this is one piece of policy that I simply cannot support.
I am by no means homophobic, I have respect for my fellow people and what they do in their own time is of no business to me. To put it bluntly I am a traditionalist and a Christian, like so many of my fellow country people. The Irish family is something we as a Nation must en devour to preserve and protect. Thankfully the bill does not allow same sex couples to adopt, something which would be detrimental to the children and future of this country. The Christian ethos on which this country and our constitution is based, has become diminished in the last number of years. One could almost say that we started to go downhill when we sold our nationhood to the Federalists in Europe.
The scourge of secularism and the evil of Atheism that has spread so rapidly in the last number of years, has DESTROYED or country. People have no morals anymore, no guidance, this can easily be seen with the rise in crime, homosexuality, divorces, the use of artificial contraceptives, and the rising call for the legalisation of abortion. People who have faith in God and who practice religion are now almost frowned upon, and this is especially true from my own experience. I have been branded a Zealot, a Bigot, a Bible Basher, (by a Fianna Fáíl Councillor), just because I am proud of my faith and enjoy practicing it, this I find offensive and dare I say it Blasphemous and insulting to my beliefs.
Anyway back to the main rant,
Marriage is something held sacred by our Constitution, and if a mandate to change this is put forward, a referendum is needed. It wouldn’t take a Harvard Professor to know that putting something like that to the people would ultimately end in defeat. This is why the government, trying to play the populism card, are introducing the Civil Unions bill. It disgusts me that those people who the bill affects are not content with it, i.e. they want full “marriage”, this is one of the main reasons why I am opposed to civil unions in the first place. As some old saying denoted in the annals of history states “You either put out or your put down”. Basically saying accept the bill as a final solution or go **** yourself.
Something I cannot accept, and never will accept is the lifestyle engaged by the majority of those who have homosexuality, however I must strongly admit, I do have a number of good friends who are gay and they are perfectly normal people. How can those people expect the majority of people in this country to take them seriously if they insist on prancing around half naked, sporting a tutu and sprinkling fairy dust around the country. Gay rights parades are not a method of political negotiation. If those affected want the majority of the people of this country to take them seriously they most campaign through DIPLOMATIC means! And no Sen. David Norris does not count!
Eoin Furlong - Chairperson of Ogra Fianna Fáil’s largest third-level cumann
If I were to live for ever, I could never understand why a man, would want to quote Jackie Healy Rae for anything.
Take a bow , the future of Fianna Fáil! We can sleep easy tonight.