I have to keep reminding myself that my taxes go towards funding the round the clock brainwashing operation known as the BBC. It's like living in the twilight zone. The head of state is formally the head of a Protestant church and yet the stateowned broadcaster works day and night to present sin as virtue. Here's two more articles they published in recent days. There's no news in any of them, they're simply designed to condition people to praise and justify sin. Quite literally the spirit of the anti-Christ.
Jasvir Singh: 'I'm a devout Sikh - and married to a man'
Jasvir Singh is a prominent Sikh voice in the UK. He is also gay, and sees no conflict between his sexuality and religion.
Jasvir Singh is one of the most prominent Sikh voices in British public life. He is also gay - a fact that he has kept mostly private until now. It's put him at odds with some members of his own community, but he says he now wants to speak up about his sexuality.
"But I've got nothing to hide and I know that I have got Waheguru [God] with me, as I have had Waheguru with me all the way."
The common thread is in all of these articles is that what is considered Godly and good is wholly subjective. No desire man has should be restrained or judged. Nothing can lead you in the wrong direction. Man can arbitrarily just declare that what he wants to do is good even if all revelation, experience, history and tradition points to the contrary.
Jasvir is a family law barrister and the main Sikh contributor to Radio 4's Thought For The Day. He has just been awarded a CBE for his work bringing faith communities together and advocating for vulnerable groups.
For the benefit of those outside the UK, Radio 4 is operated by the BBC and the Thought For The Day is a daily scripted slot offering "reflections from a faith perspective". So their main contributor for the perspective of Sikhism is a gay man that makes up his own interpretation of the teachings of Sikhism. The CBE stands for Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. So this man has been rewarded/recognised/held up as an example to us all by the Sovereign.
"There is a very small element of the British Sikh community that makes itself loudly heard. From them I have received death threats for being gay, I have been accused on a TV station of being an infidel and I have even had individuals call me up and threaten to expose me."
Here we see the usual modus operandi. Turn everything on its head. Those that hold to what their traditions teach them are a very small element that makes itself loudly and aggressively heard. Those that want to overturn everything are, by implication, the humble and silent majority.
It also speaks of an all-pervading divine spirit and seeing that spirit in everyone irrespective of race or class or gender. This has allowed Sikhs on different sides of the debate to point to scripture as backing up their own position on homosexuality and on same-sex unions.
This is also the usual modus operandi. Present God as a nebulous accepting spirit that we can mould to our desires. Present God as a being who doesn't discriminate or teach anything specifically. The only sin is judgement. Not even God has the power to judge.
"We spoke about the kind of wedding we wanted in great detail, but sadly there was no way of getting married in a gurdwara, even though in my interpretation of the Anand Karaj (the Sikh marriage ceremony), there is no reason for this."
One man's self-serving interpretation is presented as a reasonable counterweight to the entire historical reality of Sikhism.
He says that in the UK, Sikh society is moving towards more acceptance and understanding, and while he is expecting some backlash for speaking up, he is also hoping to be pleasantly surprised by some. "When that wedding video was leaked and maliciously spread around social media, it was the way one of my elderly relatives found out I was gay," he says. "She is in her nineties but she said to another family member, 'As long as he is happy, I am happy' - something we all could learn from."
Rejecting the core tenets of the religion is a move towards acceptance and understanding. By implication holding the tenets of the religion is promoting a lack of acceptance and understanding. Reinterpreting things to justify what you want to do makes everyone happy.
Ian Roberts: The double life and singular purpose of a rugby league legend
Ian Roberts was the best-paid player in the brutal world of Australian rugby league - but it took years for him to make the biggest and bravest play of his life.
After his Saturday afternoon on the pitch, Roberts would spend Saturday night on Oxford Street, Sydney's gay quarter. "There I found the people I admired most," Roberts says. "The trans people, guys doing drag, just gay people on the street doing their thing, living life and living large. "I used to be in awe of these people and their sense of strength and power.
The mind boggles at how one could present as reasonable the perspective that people in bondage to sin are the most admirable and those that have strength and power. This is probably the most demonic sentence I came across.
Roberts was born in Battersea in 1965. He lived in London for a couple of years before his father Ray, unsettled by the city's increasingly cosmopolitan population, moved his young family to Australia. "There was plenty of love in my family," explains Roberts. "But the reality of it is I grew up in a household where there was a lot of racism, and misogynistic and homophobic language. "It was very clear in my house that being same-sex attracted was not something to be proud of or spoken of. "I remember, as a seven year-old, sitting next to my dad watching a documentary show on ABC called Chequerboard. It showed two men kissing. It was the first time two men had kissed on Australian television. "I remember thinking 'that is what I am like'. But my dad, sitting next to me, said 'that makes my skin creep'."
Here we have the emphasis on the only sins we can actually judge people by in this age - racism, misogyny and homophobia. They are all presented as intrinsically linked and unquestionably deviant. Where you have one you have all of them. Views mankind always considered entirely natural - the desire to be surrounded by your own kin, the acknowledgement of differences between the sexes and the unacceptability of fornication and homosexuality are presented as deplorable.
Roberts' father Ray died in December 2014, but not before making peace with himself and a son he had thought too much of an Australian, too much of a sportsman, to be gay. "My dad's journey was quite remarkable. By the end he was a champion, such an ally," says Roberts. "An interviewer once told him that he must be very proud of me. "Dad said 'I am equally proud of all my children, but I will say that I am so grateful that one of my sons was gay because I finally saw the world as it really was'."
Here we have the parable of the prodigal son in reverse. The son returns and offers justification instead of repentence. In return his father repents for having judged him and expresses gratitude and support for his deviance.