Irrationality, inconsistency and immorality -- they all show off in this weird news item.
It seems that some homosexual activists in England want to cancel a "gay rights" parade because they're afraid it will offend Muslims. These homosexuals (suddenly sensitive to other people's religious convictions) are concerned that the march might "oppress other marginalized groups."
But they only mention one religious group.
Their letter includes this remarkable sentence: "We want both homophobia and Islamophobia addressed as a collective problem and not feed one against the other, we do not recognise these as distinct categories."
So why call off the parade? Why don't the homosexuals and Muslims simply march together, proudly walking hand in hand to emphasize their "collective" unity?
Because the homosexuals know all too well that the Muslims would rather cut off their hands than hold them! Best therefore to send out a press release with high-sounding phrases about oppression rather than actually go over in your pink glad rags to the nearest mosque to ask for parade partners.
And that's what is really going on here. 1) The homosexual activists want to appear inclusive without having to deal with the realities of Islamic teaching about sodomy -- let alone the record of violent punishment that Muslims require for those discovered in same-sex activity. 2) The homosexual activists don't want to stir offense or anger in Muslim neighborhoods. For unlike Christians (who generally suffer indignities quietly), Muslims have been known to bomb and burn those whom they consider blasphemers.
And finally 3) The press release gives the homosexual activists a chance to pose as common victims to the real enemy; namely, the Judaeo-Christian standards of sexuality and family that have supported Western civilization for millenia. This newly-discovered sensitivity of the homosexual activists to their neighbor's religious scruples is bogus. They do not, for instance, give a whit for the sensibilities of the vicar, the priest or the rabbi. No, these clergymen represent the enemy -- the voice of reasonable religion, the voice that recognizes Man as God made him, the voice that dares to name the unnatural, dangerous, and spiritually tragic sin of homosexuality for what it is.
Homosexual relations as Islam as a collective? No distinct categories between the two? Obviously, any obscurantist pose, any bizarre gimmick that might serve as a protest against Judaeo-Christian morality will be tried. Such is the sad irrationality underlying the whole "gay rights" movement.
(Update: The parade has now been officially canceled. The BBC quoted one of the homosexual activists fearing that the march would "be exploited and hijacked by the far right to create divisions and stir up intolerance against Muslim people." But the "far right" in this case turns out to be another homosexual leader whose prior affiliation with the English Defence League created a rift in the ranks. As I said, a sad irrationality.)