On Monday 23 August 2004 thousands of men dressed in black T-shirts marched down Wellington’s Lambton Quay. Male members of Destiny Church led the march, walking two by two, dressed in black and raising their fists in the air chanting “Enough is enough”.
When they arrived at parliament, a group of about 2,000 pro-civil union protesters were already on the forecourt holding their own demonstration.
“What is it basically that you are against?” a woman in the civil union group asked a black-shirted man.
[Tamaki] replied: “We are against anything that opposes the ways of the Lord.”
At the supposedly “peaceful” rally, more than 300 men of the Destiny church performed a haka, or war dance, which urged politicians to heed “God’s word”.
Brian Tamaki, leader of the Destiny church movement, called the march a stand against the Civil Union Bill and [legalisation of] prostitution. The church group is protesting the Civil Union and Relationships (Statutory References) bills aimed at removing discrimination from the law based on marital status and sexual orientation.
The Campaign for Civil Unions says the Enough is Enough message is founded on hatred and intolerance.
Meanwhile, in the last two weeks we’ve seen two gay men killed in obvious gay-bashing crimes.
David McNee picked up Phillip Edwards for sex (an erotic “look but don’t touch” show). Edwards bludgeoned McNee to death with over 40 blows to the head. The jury found Edwards guilty of manslaughter and not guilty on a charge of murder.
Edwards’ lawyers said that despite Edwards telling Mr McNee he was not homosexual, the interior designer sexually violated him with his fingers, causing him to lose control. … Cross-examined on the witness stand, Edwards said he did not tell police the full story because he did not want people to think he was homosexual.
And then, just a few days later, a Muslim youth was cleared of murdering his uncle by marriage but was found guilty of his manslaughter.
According to Ali, who was 16 at the time, he rebuffed and pushed his uncle away a number of times, but he continued his advances.
Justice Williams said that the jury’s verdict meant they must have accepted that at that point Ali lost the power of self-control and stabbed Mr Hart five times in the back, chest and neck.
Justice Williams said that it was significant that afterwards neither Ali nor an associate called police or ambulance, and did nothing to help the injured man.
[Via various new sources.]
So here we have two men who have “lost control” when faced with homosexual advances. Did they lash out and punch their assailant once or twice to stop him? No. They repeatedly stabbed or bludgeoned the fellow until he died. Both of these fellows have been cleared of murder and found guilty of the lesser manslaughter charge. And now we have black-shirted thugs raising their fists in the air, marching and performing a war dance in protest against homosexuals.
Scary stuff …