Friday, 30 April 2010

Bored Now!

OK so the 2010 General Election is only days away but now I’m bored. Nothing new with the terrible two and the terrible third is sitting on the fence to see which one he’ll hold hands with if there is a hung parliament. By saying that he’ll be prepared to sit with the Cons or Lab means he does not differ much between the two. So why vote for someone who’s not that different! Status quo yet again; there I was hoping for some real parliamentary change. Wonder how many seats UKIP or the BNP will get? I can not believe I am saying that in the UK. A nationalist party with fascist overtones and a fascist party with nationalist overtones. It had to happen. I blame Maggie and her protégé ‘Tory’ Blair – they have made the UK less responsive to what really matters to the people. The Blairites were so busy looking after themselves and their  cronies they forgot about those who have had to pay the brunt of the spin and bollox and sheer hypocrisy of this government. We can moan at Brown, but Blair was the instigator, or was Alastair Campbell the one in charge? Back to the drawing board. Dagnabit.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

The True Christian?

The recent hallaballoo of the B&B owned by a Christian couple [the Wilkinson's] who failed to honour the booking of a gay couple [Mr. Black and Mr. Morgan] has led to a spate of debates. The Christian couple are breaking the UK law, the gay couple are thinking of taking up a civil law suit on the grounds of discrimination. In reality it should be a criminal law suit, but hey...

So what did Jesus do? He slept in and ate in houses that were occupied by 'outsiders' - prostitutes, extortionists - tax collectors, and other unsavoury characters that the religious majority considered sinners. Can't see Jesus turning away anybody from his B&B. Heck, his welcome and compassion and love would be amazing. Yey, who knows his sinful guests, well that is why the Wilkinson's turned away Black and Morgan [I hope they turned away sinful co-habiting couples as well, in order to be consistent in their faith], might well have become Christians. And as Christians are called to 'convert' the Wilkinson's failed dismally by not even being hospitable in a 'Good Samaritan' kind of way - Black and Morgan were without somewhere to stay for the night because of their action. OK so they found some where else but...

And finally I am a Gay Christian - I know - but I would be expected to obey the law if I were a B&B owner. So no discrimination. However if I see an advertisement for a B&B that says Christian or Gay then if it was the only one in the area I would ask if I was welcome. I know I, as a Gay person should be welcome, and as a Christian I should be welcome, or at least not discriminated against. But reality being what it is...The Wilkinson's and those with the same feeling tyowards certain people should state that they are a Christian B&B, same as Gay owners do so because they run their business on that premise. Just my point of view.