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“Liberal & Proud,” Ellen Ratner, writing at WorldNetDaily, paints just about the rosiest picture you can imagine of a country that fully embraces the deviancy of homosexuality and the perversion of the definition of marriage. In her column from Sunday titled, “Let’s Move Beyond Gay Bashing,” she describes her idyllic vacation in Iceland. She tells all about the fun and wonderful things she experienced there, beginning with the in-flight magazine she saw that showed a picture of two men in tuxedos with rainbow umbrellas accompanying an article titled, “Iceland for All.”
After recounting some of the nice things she saw while in Iceland, she states:
It is against this backdrop of supporting the individual that gays and lesbians flourish in the society. Gay Pride, which takes place every August, has been known to draw more than 50,000 people to its streets, and most of them are part of the non-gay population of Iceland. The in-flight magazine noted that the straight mayor of Reykjavik was on a float dressed in drag!
What a sign of modern “accomplishment” to have your male mayor dress up like a woman and flaunt it in your “gay pride” display! She also writes:
Iceland is a country where there is no security at the prime minister’s office and where our guide attends the same gym as the president of the country. People have to be nice to each other because, in a country where there are just 330,000 or so people, you have to learn to get along. Rancor and political rage just don’t cut it here, and neither does prejudice because of someone’s being different than the mainstream.
Of course, Ms. Ratner is dead-wrong in her claim that opponents of the radical homosexual agenda are acting out of “prejudice because of someone’s being different than the mainstream.” But, putting that aside for the moment, the “politeness” of the citizens of Iceland may have to do, in part, with the fact that it is one of the more armed populations in the world, with around 30 percent of the citizens owning guns. Iceland ranks 15th among 178 nations in the rate of private gun ownership, and it has a very low gun death and murder rate. Guns in the hands of law-abiding people tend to make a very polite society.
Another reason for the “politeness” is likely the fact that, despite official claims to the contrary, freedom of speech does not exist in Iceland. The country has imposed “hate speech” laws on its people, so there is no vocal opposition allowed against the behavior of homosexuals or the shredding of marriage.
While the title of Ms. Ratner’s column refers to “gay” bashing, she only makes passing references to “political rage,” “prejudice,” “rancor” and “culture wars.” She doesn’t actually cite instances of anyone “bashing” homosexuals, so I’m left to guess that by “bashing,” she simply means vocal or active opposition to the militant homosexual movement’s agenda. That agenda includes the destruction of the meaning of marriage and the trampling of the freedom of speech, association and religion of Christians and any others who oppose it.
She wraps up her piece with her wish that we could just move past this thorny issue:
In reflecting on our culture wars and the rancor we live with over just this one issue, I find it hard to believe that we can’t move beyond it. Iceland has. No one cares if you are gay or gay married, and the country moves ahead with trade, tourism and tolerance.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we did too?
I would advise Ms. Ratner that as long as homosexual radicals are hell-bent on destroying Christian business owners who refuse to violate their conscience by baking a “wedding” cake for same-sex couples, and as long as homosexual radicals viciously assault those who disagree with them, and as long as homosexual radicals are fighting to impose an impossible definition of marriage on the people of the United States, and as long homosexual radicals are aggressively indoctrinating the children in our public schools with the lies of the homosexual movement, we will stand in opposition to this unhealthy, unnatural and immoral behavior and the hellish movement spawned by it.
While Ms. Ratner may regard Iceland’s embrace of all things homosexual as worthy of emulation, homosexuals in Iceland are no different than anywhere else, and they will invariably experience much higher rates of disease, depression, substance abuse, suicide and domestic violence than non-homosexuals. Homosexual apologists claim these glaring statistics are due to discrimination, but that’s not true. Whenever we behave in a manner contrary to God’s design, we will suffer all kinds of ill effects from it. Sin is bad for our health, period.
No, we are not doing homosexuals any favors by moving to embrace their sinful, self-destructive behavior. Encouraging homosexuals in their sin does them no good, and a nation that moves to force the mainstream acceptance of such deviancy will pay a terrible price for it. We can already see the awful results of the imposition of same-sex “marriage” on Massachusetts.
Ellen Ratner is wrong about homosexuality. She is wrong in wishing America would just do like Iceland and “move beyond” the issue of the militant homosexual agenda. No good will ever come from a nation that officially applauds homosexuality. Just ask Sodom and Gomorrah.
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