Well, not \”we\”, but \”they\”:
The Muslim LGBTQI group Imaan today criticised the East End Gay Pride event, saying its organisers had close links to the English Defence League.
The event was organised for 2nd April, supposedly in retaliation to homophobic stickers being placed around East London declaring it was a ‘gay free zone’.
It\’s quite delicious really. We\’ve, in one corner, someone from the English Defence League, a not quite fascist* natalist party who are defending the right of freeborn Englishmen to indulge in a little man on man action be true to their sexuality.
Tolerance is, after all, supposde to be one of those English virtues, even if we\’ve not always lived up to the advertising.
On the other side we\’ve some nasty little religiously inspired homophobes who really ought to be demonstrated against.
So, the conundrum for the \”they\”, the lefties, who should they support?
Berry has allegedly been involved in another hard-right racist group called Stop Islamisation of Europe.
They called on the board of Pride London to take over the organisation of East End Gay Pride and organise an event that instead believed in “community cohesion and celebration of our diversity”.
Pink News reports that Berry has now resigned, while others have called for the event to be cancelled.
Ah, that\’s it. Even though Berry is doing the right thing he shouldn\’t be doing it as his heart is not pure.
Sadly, all too many also make the next leap: doing the wrong thing as long as the heart is pure is just fine, as large swathes of the 20th century showed us.
*Re the first comment: I\’m trying to look at this as if I were standing on the left…..