The attack delighted the clown:
This attack on our website is encouraging. I don’t know whether it was Secularirists (sic) or Islamists we have upset beyond measure, but clearly someone out there thinks Christian Voice is doing such a great job we have to be disrupted. So by the grace of God we’ll stand up for Jesus Christ and for righteousness all the more.
Today, Green has more to crow about:
It’s not often we are able to celebrate a victory, but the announcement from the Queen’s bankers that they will no longer support the Stonewall lobby group’s playground bullying is welcome news.
Green was referring to the fact that Coutts, together with Barclays, threatened to withdraw their sponsorship from Stonewall’s annual awards ceremony, which includes a “Bigot of the Year” award. Green has never succeeded in clinching the prize but that’s probably because those who are certifiably insane don’t qualify.
This year’s nominees include Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, who implied that the death of Labour MP David Cairns last year was partly due to his homosexuality; Lord Maginnis, the Ulster politician who likened homosexuality to bestiality on live television; and Christian Peoples Alliance leader Alan Craig, who has urged church-goers to ‘confront the gaystapo’.
But Stonewall insists it will press ahead with the award to:
An individual who has gone out of their way to harm, hurt or snub lesbian, gay and bisexual people in the last year.
Ben Summerskill, Chief Executive of Stonewall, defended the Bigot of the Year award by saying:
All the nominees have gone well beyond what anyone normal would call a decent level of public discourse. We welcome sponsorship from anyone who shares our core values, but we have an obligation to the 3.6 million gay people to do what is right, and highlighting extreme examples of bigotry when we know how harmful this unpleasantness is to the self-esteem of young people is right.
Christian Concern said it welcomed both banks’ decision to withdraw funding. Andrea Minichiello Williams, chief executive of the organisation, said:
I am relieved that Barclays and Coutts have responded so quickly and decisively to distance themselves from this derisory award.
In seeking to humiliate and intimidate those who hold mainstream views on marriage rather than engaging with their arguments, Stonewall is stifling robust public discussion of an issue of great importance to the future of our society.
It is deeply ironic that an organisation that claims to be opposed to bullying and even runs an initiative in primary schools entitled ‘Celebrating Difference’, responds to difference of opinion by resorting to name-calling that, were it not more sinister, would be reminiscent of playground antics.
The Stonewall Awards will be held on 1 November at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. They will be hosted by Gok Wan, who said he is “over the moon” to be part of the event.
It’s an amazing opportunity to celebrate some big names and unsung heroes who’ve made a huge difference to millions of gay people. Over half of gay kids are bullied at school, and Stonewall’s leading the way to stop that. I’m so proud to be able to support their work.
See also this report.
Hat tip: Robert Lister