Gay Marriage No Thanks campaign stopped by vandalism, abuse and threats of violence from gay marriage supporters

An advertising campaign by the pro-marriage group ‘Gay Marriage No Thanks: because Children Matter’ has been stopped by vandalism, abuse and threats of violence from gay marriage supporters in London.

Gay Marriage No Thanks had funded two of its billboards to be driven around London on an advertising truck on the 13th and 14th July. However, Adtrailers suspended the campaign following the driver reporting that he had received threats of violence, offensive abuse and the truck had been vandalised. An Adtrailers representative also informed Gay Marriage No Thanks that they had received personal threats by email and over the phone which where ‘”horrific”, “violent stuff” and “the worst I have known”. These threats caused Adtrailers unilaterally to cancel their contract with Gay Marriage NoThanks “to protect their staff” from supporters of same-sex marriage.

Alan Craig, the organiser of Gay Marriage No Thanks gave the following comment: 

“The billboard campaign attempts to put children back at the heart of marriage in a debate which so far has “been about only the interests of adults,” according to Mr Craig. The group also delivered a letter to the Prime Minister yesterday in Westminster, enclosing a copy of the New Family Structures Study by US Professor Mark Regnerus.

The study, which drew upon randomly-selected sample of nearly 3,000 respondents, show that children are “most apt to succeed well as adults – on multiple counts and across a variety of domains – when they spend their entire childhood with their married mother and father.”

Mr. Craig believes the incident with the billboards raises serious concerns in light of the same sex marriage Bill. “These incidents show how free speech is already being shut down before any change in the law on marriage” he said.

“The billboard was simply intended to initiate legitimate debate concerning the best environment for raising children. We’re quite convinced that the overwhelming evidence demonstrates children do best with their married birth mother and father. This is a debate which urgently needs to take place.

“Vandalism, abuse and threats of physical violence threaten to shut down such democratic debate. Advertising companies and others will no longer be willing to carry ‘controversial’ pro-children and pro-family messages if the safety of their employees is put in jeopardy.

“The situation will only get worse with the passage of the same sex marriage bill. What will Mr Cameron do about it?  We have been asking him to consider the welfare of our nation’s children. Now we’re also asking him what he will do to ensure freedom of speech for those who, for very good reasons, oppose same sex marriage.”

H/T http://www.virtueonline.org

Protect the Pope comment: Here’s the poster the supporters of homosexual pseudo-marriage have attempted to censor through threats of violence, abuse and vandalism. Please re-post on your blogs, twitter sites and facebook:

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38 comments to Gay Marriage No Thanks campaign stopped by vandalism, abuse and threats of violence from gay marriage supporters

  • Wake up England

    Well, they’ve taken their lead from the thug French Police and the French Government.

  • Michael Petek

    Find the names of these violent sodomites. Then find their addresses. Then report the matter to the police.

    • Deacon Nick Donnelly

      Please avoid the use of the word ‘Sodomites’ because it de-personalises individuals who are made in the image and likeness of God, irrespective of their sinful behaviour.

      • Michael Petek

        I don’t understand your reasoning. Only a person can be a sodom…. whoops!

        I mean, only a person can be a denizen of that city which was twinned with Gomorrah and destroyed with it. Only a person made in the image and likeness of God can be held guilty of the eponymous sin.

    • Pedro de Luna

      How do you know they weren’t lesbians, or even straight, or even gay men who simply prefer a cuddle?

      Regardless of who has been making such threats, I roundly condemn them.

  • ms Catholic state

    What are the police doing about all this?! This campaign must keep going…..they have lots of support from the silent majority…and if they are not the majority…then we very well nearly are. Let’s look to the redoubtable French for courage and inspiration. This fight is not over by a long shot.

    Oh and Mr and Mrs Cameron don’t really care about Sophie so much. She comes last in the new post-Christian pecking order.

  • ms Catholic state

    Let’s all tweet Mr Cameron with the question…..What about Sophie, Mr @David_Cameron ?!

  • Catholic Blogger

    Why should you expect other people to refrain from using the word “sodomite”, when you yourself use it?

    • Deacon Nick Donnelly

      I’ve been reflecting on the fact that I feel uneasy about this term, and came to the conclusion that it de-personalises people. So if I’ve used this term in the past, I won’t use it in future, even if Peter Tatchell has used it in the past to describe himself. Deacon Nick

      • tro

        By the same logic, isn’t using the term ‘homosexual’ “depersonalising”?

        • Deacon Nick Donnelly

          Yes, its best to use homosexual person and gay person, but this sometimes appears clunky. I’m following the CDF in trying to avoid the use of labels that de-personalise individuals. Deacon Nick

          • Michael Petek

            I suppose you could always guard against depersonalisation by the use of personal names.

            For example, ‘Rupert’, ‘Cecil’, ‘Julian’ . . .

          • Deacon Nick Donnelly

            That’s one way, but more often or not we are referring to groups. Deacon Nick

          • Wake up England

            Michael Petek

            Don’t forget my friend Sandy. Bona Catholics

          • tro

            I’m not trying to be argumentative, or to score points here, but would it be “depersonalising” to talk about ‘Catholics’, for example?

            I don’t doubt for a moment that you are acting from the best of motives, but where does this end?

          • Deacon Nick Donnelly

            Tro, the Church is taking the approach that people shouldn’t be reduced merely to sexual identity, which is the case among those persons promoting homosexualism. They usually divide human beings into four categories – straight, gay, bi, trans. We shouldn’t accept this reductionism of persons made in the image and likeness of God. I’m extending this to other terms that reduce people to sexual identity or sexual sin. It’s another form of resistance to the social engineering lobby. Deacon Nick

      • Catholic Blogger

        At 1.o3 pm on July 26th, Deacon Nick wrote

        Please avoid the use of the word ‘Sodomites’ because it de-personalises individuals who are made in the image and likeness of God, irrespective of their sinful behaviour.

        i.e. “Please avoid the use of a certain word because it de-personalises individuals who are made in the image and likeness of God, irrespective of their sinful behaviour. However, I will use it in my reply !!!!!

  • Michael Petek

    I have taken a look at the website of Christian Concern and seen what it says about this incident.

    Alan Craig has said how these incidents show how free speech is already being shut down before any change in the law on marriage, and that the billboard was simply intended to initiate legitimate debate concerning the best environment for raising children. He says that vandalism, abuse and threats of physical violence threaten to shut down such democratic debate.

    Now, this is not a matter of persecution aimed only at Christians on account of Christ, and which Christians can patiently suffer for His sake. What is at stake is marriage as the foundation of a human society of any description. It concerns a matter which is coercible in point of public justice and concerns the common good of everyone.

    The only point I would disagree with Alan on is that we need to have some legitimate debate. The truth about marriage is not debatable. I for one am through with debating with the “Gay Marriage Yes Please” contingent.

    As for the people who use threats of extreme violence to shut down the truth, robust action must be taken, and the police must be put on notice to do their job.

    If they do not take first refusal, then I am afraid that the matter must be referred for consideration by the enforcement arm of the Big Society.

  • Karla

    Can anybody name a pro homosexual ‘marriage’ campaign that has tried to be censored? Bet you can not.

  • Wake up England

    I suppose “Buggers” off too then, Your Deaconship?

    “Queens” is quite nice. I don’t mind being called a queen.

    My grandmother used to call me a “Pansy” which is colourful; better than Grandpa who chose “Frightful Queer” as a description of one of my school-friends who came to stay for an exeat (hardly polite, but most accurate).

    It is perfectly true to say NOT ALL HOMOSEXUAL PEOPLE ARE SODOMITES; AND NOT ALL ARE GAY, EITHER (by a long chalk).

    • Michael Petek

      You must be from a posh background if your grandfather called you a “frightful queer”.

      Kenneth Williams used to say that his father called him, in Cockney rhyming slang, an “iron hoof”.

  • Sonja

    We had the example recently of the American preacher whisked off the streets of Wimbledon and detained in a Police interview room for umpteen hours for quoting from scripture about homosexuality being sinful. If the Police don’t show an interest in this sort of vandalism which is far more extreme – the balance of justice is totally lost.

    • ms Catholic state

      We must remind the police that they are there to protect the public….and not police according to politics. The Police are not the private force of Government or David Cameron….but are our guardians. I have found the police to be very helpful and kind (ie when my daughter went missing for a few hours)…but we must continue to remind them of their duty to us….and not to ideology, Government or out-of-touch peers.

      Very interesting piece from French Police who are unhappy about the orders they are receiving from Hollande…..http://eponymousflower.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/galliawatch-we-refuse-to-be-political.html?spref=tw.

      • John Dare

        The police are here to enforce the law; I doubt they need reminding.

        • ms Catholic state

          If the law is unjust….or acting as an oppressor to citizens…then the Police must object. The Police must act on behalf of the good and protection of citizens…and catch dangerous criminals.

          • Denis

            To be fair to the Police following an incident where several windows were broken in a local Catholic Church they have decided to treat the damage as a religiously motivated hate crime, meaning they can justify allocating far more time to finding the perpetrator(s).

          • John Dare

            Be very afraid Ms, on the day that any copper(s) start deciding that any given law is unjust.

          • ms Catholic state

            I won’t be afraid at all John Dare. In fact….think of the atrocities that humanity could have been spared….had the police and army rebelled against evil pretend-kind leaders such as Stalin and Hitler….and er Hollande. I have faith in the ordinary Police man and woman. Not so sure about their top brass though.

          • ms Catholic state

            Denis….I do not buy into this categorising of crimes according to motive (except to differentiate between a crime of passion and pre-meditated). I think it is a divide and rule strategy….with some victims being more important than other victims.

          • ms Catholic state

            It completely undermines the premise of all equal before the law….

        • Jonh Dare,

          Under French Law, police officers are bound to disobey orders which are illegal. Otherwise they incur 7 years imprisonment. This is something gay-marriage opponents have reminded them of on many occasions, with some success it is fair to say.

          • John Dare

            And thats the point Aline, orders that are illegal, not orders that they don’t fancy obeying for whatever reason, however good it may seem to them. cos if you go down that line then we should all be worried.

        • agent.provocateur

          The police are here to enforce the law – I agree with you. Sadly, what happened in France had very little to do with laws. The innocent people were beaten, persecuted, detained and even imprisoned simply for disagreeing with the concept of homosexual marriage. Thank God Holland has no chance of winning in the next elections. SSM marriage will be abolished in France!

          • John Dare

            Judging from a couple of visits to France many years ago, the french police seem quite keen on dark glasses and sub-machine guns. I doubt that the demonstrators got more than the ‘usual’ kicking.

  • tro

    Deacon Nick:

    Thank you for your reply. The explanation you give makes a lot of sense.

    Appreciated.

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