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Less vitriol and more pink reason

Published June 15, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

Stottlemyer: Pat Robertson spouts more nonsense

Whom do we want to share our message? This opinion does little to achieve the goal of raising awareness or grabbing the ear of any potential allies. However, it is another example of hypercritical manipulation of half-truths and emotive rhetoric hurriedly cobbled together as a public response to the ignorance of a perceived enemy. The opinion speaks only to the converted as our enemy does not see our views as valid and those holding neutral positions would simply dismiss it as a weak argument. In seeking support for the causes, we hold close our argument has to be strong and grounded in objectivity, yes easier said than done. In clarifying I do not support Robinson’s ignorance, however when we need to use parenting penguins to support our position it is simply sad.

Questions you need to ask.

What is the difference between being Gay and homosexual?

Why do we rayl at the enemy, when their minds are closed?

Whom do we want to really speak to?

What is our message or messages?

What is the most effective and affective way to deliver the message?

Being Gay has nothing to do with homosexuality!

Sometimes people who have been sexually abused may get the two mixed up because of their trauma

Happy Queen’s Birthday

Published June 8, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

It is the official celebration of HRM EIIR birthday in Australia. However, the highlight is now the honours list a public recognition of those Australians who have made a significant contribution to our country.

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List

I have complied The Pink List of people for services towards a better Australia

Dennis Altman – academic, commentator, social policy

Member of the Order of Australia

For service to education as an academic, social and political commentator, and to the community through raising awareness of human rights issues and as a contributor to the development of HIV/AIDS policy

Joseph (Joe) Hasham – actor, writer, producer

Medal of the Order of Australia

For service to performing arts through The Actors Studio, Malaysia, and as an actor, writer, producer

Played the first gay character in an ongoing Australian TV role in 1970s soap Number 96

John-Michael Howson – journalist, performer

Medal of the Order of Australia

For service to the entertainment industry as a writer and performer

Played Clown on Adventure Island a 1970’s Children’s show strangely from memory he always carried a handbag

Vilma Ward – activist community worker

Medal of the Order of Australia

For service to the community of Brisbane

“I was never going to be told what to do by anyone”.

Jonathon Welch – performer, coach, community worker

Member of the Order of Australia

For service to the arts as an operatic performer and vocal coach, and to the community as the founder and musical director of the Choir of Hard Knocks

“when people love their work and are passionate about it “it never really feels like work”.

Honorary Pinkie

Dr Peter Bastable – emergency medicine

Medal of the Order of Australia

For service to the development and delivery of emergency medicine in the Mackay region.

Pope angers campaigners with speech seen as attack on homosexuality | World news | The Guardian

Published June 3, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

Pope angers campaigners with speech seen as attack on homosexuality | World news | The Guardian

Did he misspeak or was his comments really both a reflection of church policy or personal commentary. The later could be disputed however the pope has made similar comments previously, is this just another case of political misspeak.
What is the churches position on gay and transsexual people without the double Dutch of it  not being a sin as long as you don’t have sex or challenge gender (social construct) identity in any form.

Holiness it is time to take a position