Poepol van die Jaar Angus Buchan sien sy gat in Scotland. – Scotland says no to homophobic Pastor Angus Buchan. – Well done Scotland! Land of the brave!

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Scotland says no to homophobic Pastor Angus BuchanAngus

Following action by Scottish campaigners, Scottish Borders Council have now banned Pastor Angus Buchan, criticised for misogyny and homophobia, from preaching on their premises.

The South African pastor, who has been invited by the evangelical Hope Church to speak at the Volunteer Hall, Galashiels, Scotland, later this month, has caused an outcry among LGBTI rights advocates.

The Scottish Borders LGBT Equality organisation, supported by Scottish Borders Rape Crisis, contacted Live Borders, part of the Scottish Borders Council, who own the venue who then decided not to allow Buchan to use their premises.

Buchan preaches to tens of thousands paying participants in South Africa where he says thathomosexuality is a “disease” that can be “cured” by prayer.

The Pastor also runs “Mighty Men” conferences where he teaches men to “remedy” their masculinity, and for women to subject themselves to their husbands and to support corporal punishment of their children.

Susan Hart, Chair, and Jen Logie, trustee of the Scottish Borders LGBT Equality
Susan Hart, Chair, and Jen Logie, trustee of the Scottish Borders LGBT Equality

Speaking with KaleidoScot, Susan Hart, chair of the Scottish Borders LGBT Equality organisation, said: “We were very pleased that Scottish Borders worked with us to ensure there is no place for Pastor Angus Buchan to preach his messages of intolerance. We would like to thank the many wonderful people of the borders for all their messages of support and organisations such Rape Crisis who are willing to stand with us.

“Our organisation encourages diversity, and acceptance. Spreading messages of hate towards LGBTI people, women and children only can harm rural communities like ours and cause division.

“We took this decision after reaching out to Hope Church asking for a dialogue, but when no answer was forthcoming we raised the issue with Live Borders.

“They responded that they will not enable the use of the venue by Buchan as they have a policy not to hire out their premises if an event caused public offence.

“Only afterward Live Borders’ decision was made did Hope Church contact us, saying they are open for dialogue.

“Buchan’s views that LGBTI people are diseased and can be cured, and that men should dominate women and physically punish children in the family unit are extremely damaging. In my view this crosses the line between freedom of speech and hate speech.

“Of course he can still appear in another private venue, but many in the borders area are quite angry about his views and I think would want to demonstrate if Buchan is allowed to preach in another location here.”

Susie Stein, Service Manager of the Scottish Borders Rape Crisis commented on Buchan’s visit saying: “We are an organisation supporting all women and girls who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. We are concerned by Buchan’s misogynist and homophobic views and comments.

“We work closely with LGBT Equality and other organisations in the Borders to promote inclusion and equality for all women and the LGBT community.”

Scott Cuthbertson
Scott Cuthbertson

Scott Cuthberston, of the Equality Network, said he supported the decision, telling KaleidoScot: “The right of free speech is not without consequence, nor does it come without the right of reply. Borders Council has a responsibility to support the wellbeing of people in the Borders, including LGBTI people.

“We therefore welcome the decision of Live Borders to deny the use of council funded premises to a speaker who preaches harm to LGBTI people. We also support the efforts of Borders LGBT equality who have worked to ensure Angus Buchan is clear on what LGBTI inclusion means in the Scottish Borders.”

Speaking with KaleidoScot, Melanie Nathan, Executive Director of The African Human Rights Coalition congradulated the Scottish groups for their action and called upon UK wide action to have Buchan denied platforms to preach his homophobic and misogynistic views.  She also called for the pastor to be banned from entering the UK.  She said: “It is important to note that no one is curbing Buchan’s right to free speech or to practice his religion.  He has the internet, he has his pulpit, he has his own country.   What he does not have is a right to enter a foreign country. That is a privilege.

Melanie Nathan
Melanie Nathan

“Issuing a visa is up to a country’s government and if that government determines that a person will cause harm in their country, they have a duty, in my opinion, to deny the visa.  Buchan’s assertions are nothing more than psychological terror for young people who are grappling with their sexuality and family acceptance. The fact that he represents quackery when he asserts that he can cure anyone of being gay is reason enough to deny a visa.”

Pastor Angus Buchan is still due to speak at five other locations in England, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

He is also running the infamous Might Men Conference, at the end of August, at Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire.

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21 thoughts on “Poepol van die Jaar Angus Buchan sien sy gat in Scotland. – Scotland says no to homophobic Pastor Angus Buchan. – Well done Scotland! Land of the brave!

  1. The godiots’ caves to hide in will become fewer and fewer and smaller and smaller. In Sweden, the only place Angus will be allowed to spread his word, would be in a mental institition.

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  2. Ongelukkig besef mense watter kak hierdie man aanjaag in ander lande… D.w.s hy moet sy strond hier op die arme suid-afrikaners kom uiter… Gedink ons kry n breek van een minder Godioot in Suid-Afrika. Maar nee,

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  4. Will these c*nts never stop with their shit??? (No, because then they would have NOTHING to do.)

    :Polish women skip work to protest against abortion ban

    EDYTA, a project manager at a telecoms company, put on her black work outfit on October 3rd just as she would on any Monday morning, but she did not go to work. Instead she joined a crowd of an estimated 30,000 people, mainly women, on Warsaw’s Castle Square to demonstrate against a proposed tightening of Poland’s restrictions on abortion. The protest was part of a one-day women’s strike that brought black-clad female marchers into the streets in cities across the country. The so-called “black protest” was one of the most striking signs yet of resistance to the cultural conservatism that has taken hold in Poland since the installation last year of a government led by the right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party.

    Poland already has some of Europe’s toughest restrictions on abortion; indeed, Edyta first protested against the adoption of the current law in the early 1990s. (The existing law bans abortion except in cases of rape, severe congenital defects or a threat to the mother’s health. Some women obtain abortions illegally, others travel abroad.) The new draft law, proposed by anti-abortion organisations and backed by the Catholic church, would ban abortion except to save the mother’s life. The penalty for terminating a pregnancy illegally would be extended from two years in prison to five. Banning abortions in case of rape is particularly controversial; one archbishop tried to shrug it off with the medically ignorant suggestion that in such situations “the stress is so strong that fertilisation is less likely to occur.”

    The tighter ban is widely unpopular; one recent poll found that just 14% of Poles support it. That creates a problem for PiS, which is not particularly committed to the measure but is loth to break step with the church and its conservative base. In April Jaroslaw Kaczynski, PiS’s leader and the dominant figure in the party, told his MPs they were free to vote according to their conscience on the bill. Yet on September 23rd every PiS deputy present voted to keep the proposed ban moving through parliament. Many also helped turn down a rival proposal to ease the existing restrictions. To the protesters who turned out on October 3rd, regardless of who first proposed the ban, it is the PiS that is at fault.

    It is not just liberals who are outraged. Many Poles see the bill as a “great civilisational step backwards,” as one of the protesters put it. They included committed Catholics who disapprove of abortion; one said the bill has “nothing to do with faith”. Most simply want women to have a say. A televised discussion between politicians on abortion last weekend did not feature a single woman. “A woman is not an incubator,” read one placard at the protests.

    Critics fear the conservatives will not stop at abortion. Since coming to power, PiS has scrapped state funding for in-vitro fertilisation (IVF). A law that would restrict the procedure is in parliament now, as is another that would criminalise the morning-after pill. Anna and Marta, a young lesbian couple, attended the Warsaw protest with their baby son, conceived through artificial insemination. They would like to have more children, but “it may be harder with the next ones,” Marta worries. Protestors complain of Poland’s inadequate sex education programmes and the government’s failure to promote contraception.

    The backlash against the proposed abortion ban has begun to show up in opinion polls. One survey this week gave PiS a 29% share of the electorate, still in first place but not far ahead of the liberal Nowoczesna party, which opposes the ban. (One female Nowoczesna MP called it “a law seemingly ripped from the Middle Ages”.) The centrist Civic Platform party opposes the ban too, though it favours the existing restrictions, which its leader recently proposed to enshrine in the constitution. The young female protesters at the abortion rallies are a worrying new problem for PiS. Earlier protests against PiS’s moves to pack the country’s constitutional court drew a predominantly older crowd.

    The party seems unsure how to respond. One male senator clumsily called the protesting women “cannon fodder” being used by the opposition. Yet PiS is already showing signs of backing down. Its senators are expected to present a milder alternative version of the bill this week. Meanwhile, on October 5th the European Parliament will discuss the situation of Polish women, following European Union reviews earlier this year of the state of the rule of law in Poland. Before the “black protest”, Witold Waszczykowski, Poland’s foreign minister, seemed unconcerned: “Let them have fun,” he told one radio station. After this week’s demonstrations, he and his colleagues may be feeling less cocky.

    http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21708179-catholic-backed-bill-puts-conservative-government-tough-spot-polish-women-skip-work?cid1=cust/ddnew/n/n/n/2016104n/owned/n/n/nwl/n/n/n/email&etear=dailydispatch

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        • Holy, I want to write about feminism and to a certain extent about feminism and atheism in my upcoming posts. However before that look at this democratic congressman giving his view on Guam capsizing. I wonder where he got evidence of this happening. Maybe an April joke?

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          • Gerhard, feminism is sooo 20th century, nobody cares about it anymore. Ask any woman who works a full day in a high powered career whether her husband helps around the house or with child rearing. Nope, never gonna happen. Liberal white women are full of shit and deserve to be ripped off by Beauty the maid while they’re handing out food in the townships instead of minding their own business.

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            • A lot of high powered female execs have husbands who cheat on them. But then again, a lot of women have high powered husbands who cheat on them. Ask Hillary Clinton.

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  5. Interresant. Nou die aand se Kobus Wiese op superrugby dat ‘n ou oompie na hom toe gekom het en vir hom gese het dat al wat oorbly is om vir springbok rugby te bid. Sulke mense maak my naar. Wat van die All Blacks of wallabies of rose of drake of Franse of Iere? Wat gebeur as hulle mense ook bid? Vir wie moet die here nou luister?

    Oor en oor en oor en oor slaan gelowiges hulle name met planke en maak ‘n spektakel van hulself. Absurd!!!! As mens daaroor dink is geloof die grootste niks waaroor die grootste bohaai oor gemaak word. As mens in die oggend opstaan en jy is naar, jou maag werk, jy is bewerig, duiselig, jy bring op, jy het koors. Wat gaan jy doen? Sit en gebetjies se of dokter toe gaan en na die probleem laat kyk?

    Kom jy by die dokter en jy voel soos crap, en hy skryf medikasie vir jou voor. Gaan jy weier om dit te gebruik en se ag wel ek vertrou maar net op die here. Nee jy gaan doen wat die dokter se en sy raad volg. Hoekom sal mense gaan en as ‘n wetenskaplike vir hulle se die mens stam van een of ander aap af dan gaan en daarmee stry? Gebruik mense hulle bybels as wetenskap handboeke as hulle hoor hulle het kanker? Nou waaroor op dees aarde gaan hulle so aan oor ander wetenskap feite?

    Net soos dit hulle pas. Die wetenskap of laat ek dan se logiese denke wen oor en oor en oor en oor. Die antwoorde vir ons probleme is nie een of ander asshole god nie. Maar hierdie blog van Mcbrolloks het veral my oe oopgemaak vir hoe kinderagtig, feebleminded, immoreel en onregverdig christene is. Hierdie blog het my van agonos na ware atheis ge – convert. Hier het ek gesien dat christene hipersensitiewe little bitches is wat net ander kan sit en aanval.

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    • “Hier het ek gesien dat christene hipersensitiewe little bitches is wat net ander kan sit en aanval.”

      Sort of like fake liberals.

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    • It gets worse – the Mormons are stepping up their act here. There is a flock of these penguins handing out free copies of the Book of Mormon in northern KZN. Available in English, Zulu and Xhosa, but not Afrikaans yet. As they become more brazen they’ll arrange that as well.

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    • Adriaan net om weer terug te kom na hierdie Trevor Noah ou. Ek wonder wie het om aangestel by CNN. Vanuit my perspektief het ek hom nog nooit snaaks gevind nie, maar dit lyk my hy is ook nie juis die skerpste potlood in die boks nie. Hy het onlangs n vrou (Trump-ondersteuner) op sy program gehad. Soos gewoonlik was die gehoor n klomp dom zombies (hulle moet ook maar seker hulle werk noem) Die liberale media soos bv. Huffington post het natuurlik mal gegaan oor hoe Noah die vrou vernietig het. Dit is egter nie wat ek gehoor nie. Ek het n idioot gehoor wat nie n logiese argument kan maak nie. Die fok weet, ek hou nie daarvan om myself te label nie, maar as iemand my n ateis noem dan is ek seker een. Hulle kan my seker noem wat hulle wil.

      Interresant, maatskappye soos CNN wat deel is van Time Warner word nog steeds deur blankes (ingesluit n jood of twee) asook n Japanese-Amerikaner bestuur/besit. Snaaks dat ou Noah nie te velde trek teen sy base nie. Hierdie gekleurdes is so dom dat hulle teen die ‘konserwatiewes” skreeu dat hulle te dom is om uittevind dat die liberale base en ondersteuners aan die ander kant hulle (die sg. “benadeeldes”) net so hard in die hol naai (kan dit nie beter stel nie). Noah is maar net nog n outjie wat darem n ou beentjie (in noah se geval darem n groot been wat n lekker vet tjek aan die einde van die maand insluit) van die “witbaas” kry. Kan Noah et al dan nie sien dan hulle n stupid “fight” fight nie. In liberale en konserwatiewe state in Amerika is n groot deel van die “African-Americans” as te ware at the “bottom of the food-chain” en Obama het nie juis die situasie verander nie.

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      • Hoekom is dit so dat ek myself in baie gevalle seker as n liberal kan sien, maar dat hierdie sort liberale die liewe hel uit myself irriteer?

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