London Calling – Big-Mouth Boris Bans Free Speech on the Buses


London Mayor Boris Johnson, a rather large man, has shown himself a frail figure when it comes to standing up for democratic rights. He blows like a straw in the wind, once a staunch critic of the Islamist agenda, then adopting a posture of grovel to court sectarian votes. 

“The proposed ban on incitement to ‘religious hatred’ makes no sense unless it involves a ban on the Koran itself…. Militant Islam has been shielded from proper discussion by cowardice, political correctness and a racist assumption that we should privilege the beliefs of a minority, even when they appear to be mediaeval.” (Daily Telegraph, 21 July 2005)

But by 20/4/08, he’d chosen to cringe  ‘Mr Johnson has stressed that his article was solely referring to extremists’ misuse of the words of the Koran.’ politics.co.uk

His latest craven surrender is to the deviant lobby, with an irrational ban on adverts by ‘ex-gays’ that appeared very briefly on London’s famous red buses, until Johnson ordered them ripped, in response to ranting fury on the part of abnormals.

Advertisements which suggested gay people could be cured have been banned from London buses, UK transport chiefs say.  The campaign was due to run for two weeks on the side of vehicles serving five routes in the capital, including top tourist destinations such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Oxford Street, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus.

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The SMH refers to a huge public outcry but exactly how many of the public were involved in the deviant shrilling is unknown.  Nevertheless, Johnson – in his tole as chairman of  Transport for London (TfL) – leapt in, to outlaw one side of an argument from all public transport in the UK’s capital city. Echoing Ontario’s political leadesrhip, he declared “London is one of the most tolerant cities in the world and intolerant of intolerance. It is clearly offensive to suggest being gay is an illness someone recovers from and I am not prepared to have that suggestion driven around London on our buses.”

Johnson had no such problems with a pro-perv ad, which he brandished at a meeting with their activist lobby Stonewall!

This rent-a-mouth politico having thus rendered all ‘ex-gays’ as ‘non-persons’ now hopes to garner ‘gay’ votes in his bid for re-electionm coming up soon. It remains to be seen if Londoners agree with him, though his main opponent, ‘Red Ken’ Livingstone, is arguably even more pro-perv than the incumbent. Mind you, Livingstone has been useful in reminding Londoners of what an absolute hypocrite Johnson is.

When Britons still had a residual moral compass operating in public life, BJ was quoted as saying that if gay marriage were acceptable, so too should be a union between “three men and a dog”.

And a quick scan of the ‘gay’ newspaper Pink News offers these Johnson gems.

He defended Section 28 in the Daily Telegraph on 3 August 2000: ‘the essence of that Tory case is unchanged… it is more sensitive to spare parents’ anxieties, than to allow Left-wing local authorities to waste taxpayers’ money on idiotic and irrelevant homosexual instruction.’

And his quote on ‘pulpit poofs’: ‘ I can say that the clerics gave us a wigging for being so mean to the Church of England… Why did we draw attention to tricky subjects like homosexuality, aka the Pulpit Poofs issue?’

At least the ‘gay gestapo’ which seeks to impose censorship on all British opponents presumably believes in its cause. The Conservative candidate is a two-faced knave.

However, there are several other candidates besides Livingstone and Johnson, and one hopes they will benefit.

The ad was placed by an evangelical group, Core issues Trust, and supported by Anglican Mainstream. It had already been okayed as a legitimate advertisement by the Advertising Standards Authority, which is recognised as the fit and proper regulator of all ads in the UK.

Core Issues’ co-director Mike Davidson criticised the decision to axe the adverts, saying: “I didn’t realise censorship was in place.”We went through the correct channels and we were encouraged by the bus company to go through their procedures. They okayed it and now it has been pulled. I would be interested to know on what basis they have done that.”
Well, the answer he awaits is quite predictable, and in fact his next words provide it.

“It is of deep concern that there can only be one point of view and that is the point of view of individuals who are determined to push through gay marriage and apparently believe that homosexuality cannot be altered in any possible way.”  http://www.smh.com.au/world/gay-cure-london-bus-adverts-banned-20120413-1wxgc.html#ixzz1ryobpTfk

Astonishingly, Johnson is often spoken of as a possible replacement for the increasingly unpopular (and similarly ‘gay-grovelling’)  David Cameron as Leader of the ‘Conservative party.’ I have to say it is wiser to consider a replacement for the that party, a party now urgently needed to attract the votes of real conservatives in the political/moral wilderness into which Britain has been transformed.

On the same issue, LifeSiteNews.com quotes  a Christian psychotherapist, Lesley Pilkington, herself under threat of purge by her professional body for offering help to deviants who wish rid of their affliction.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/london-mayor-sued-for-pulling-ex-gay-and-proud-adverts-from-londons-buses?

“On the one hand, it’s shocking, such a lack of freedom of speech, but on the other, I’m not too surprised,” she said.
“Boris Johnson is very concerned to get re-elected, and there is such a lot of intimidation on the part of gay activists. You just don’t say the kind of things this bus campaign is saying if you want to get reelected as mayor.  I think people don’t understand just how political it is in the UK,” she said. “Anything to do with the gay activists’ agenda, particularly with the marriage campaign, is political dynamite.”

She warned of  ‘growing tolerance for overtly anti-Christian rhetoric. And it is having the desired effect; Christians, she said, are responding by remaining silent: “There’s just such a lot of fear.”

    Mrs. Pilkington also describes how a leading Scottish Catholic, Bishop Philip Tartaglia of Paisley, answered her when she spoke of  the ‘intimidation and bullying and fear” by homosexuals to silence opposition. “People are afraid, so they agree rather than face opposition that is aggressive. So people who have the information, those who know about the dangers of the homosexual life, don’t speak out.
“The bishop totally agreed with me, saying that he was glad that I as a psychotherapist could say that, but he couldn’t. People would expect him to say what I said but he couldn’t say it.
“My question is why can’t he say it? Why should that silence him, people saying ‘you would say that,’ when in fact he doesn’t.”

God Save the Queen, and God help Britain.