It all started when Fury gave an interview to my colleague Oliver Holt in the Mail on Sunday, and said, verbatim: “There are only three things that need to be accomplished before the devil comes home: one of them is homosexuality being legal in countries, one of them is abortion and the other one’s paedophilia. Who would have thought in the 50s and 60s that those first two would be legalised?”
You will notice that 1. Fury thinks homosexuality and abortion should still be illegal and 2. That he is conflating homosexuality and paedophilia.
So? We don’t usually go to heavyweight boxers for moral guidance, do we?
And we have heard of this free speech thing?
And just to point out the blindingly obvious, he’s not conflated the Gayers with the Kiddie Fiddlers, he’s quite clearly marked out that they are different. As in, here’s one thing, here’s another and there’s a third?
Referring to the Mail on Sunday piece again, Fury says: “I didn’t say it [homosexuality] was right, wrong or indifferent. But I am against it by the way.”
Disagree with him all you want but not letting him say it would be worse.