Careful what you pray for

PrayingThis is a glimpse of what might have been for Lilian Ladele and Gary McFarlane, the Christian martyrs whose claims of religious discrimination were recently dismissed by the European Court of Human Rights.

Ladele was a civil registrar who refused to conduct civil partnerships, and McFarlane a sex counsellor who refused to advise same-sex couples.

Both martyrs were (and presumably still are) black.


The Daily Malice

It’s Official: Black Rights Trump White Rights

By Ranty McRanty

Grand Wizard Klaus Übermensch is a quiet, thoughtful character.

One could even describe him as shy.

In the always powerful yet understated words of this country’s spiritual guardian, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Übermensch is “a humble, inspiring gentleman of very profound faith”.

One might think such a glowing character reference from the widely respected archbishop would carry some weight in an employment tribunal – in a Christian country.

One might think the tribunal would conclude that this unassuming, caring, conscientious male nurse had suffered clear and virulent religious persecution when his employer refused to allow him to withhold medical treatment from black people on the basis of not one but two fundamental tenets of this country’s long-established religion.

And how wrong one would be.

For such is the brutal power of political correctness and the “human rights” lobby in the United Kingdom in 2013, enforced by ostensibly liberal judges who are in reality deeply illiberal, that Übermensch has now become the latest victim of a rabidly intolerant, viciously aggressive pursuit of “racial equality”.

This relentless pursuit of apparent equality – and to hell with the rights of others – is in fact nothing of the sort, for it seeks to elevate the “rights” of black people above those of the indigenous white, Christian population of this country.

Orwell himself could not have penned such a narrative: the rights of hard-working, decent people being trampled upon by an intolerant regime’s “justice” department in the name of “human rights”.

For 1984 read 2013, and for Oceania read The European Superstate.

I first met Übermensch shortly after he failed in his valiant attempt to convince a British employment tribunal that he was the victim of a shocking injustice.  His resolve was unshaken, and I could only watch in deep admiration as he took his struggle all the way to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Yesterday, the judgment passed down by that “court” (which is actually more akin to an inquisition) was as predictable as it was pathetic.

The judges applied the golden seal to Übermensch’s fate.  Of course, as one could easily have guessed before the judgment, his “very profound faith” was wholly irrelevant to them. After all, what should they care for the free conscience of a devoted father and Christian nurse?  The writing was on the wall as soon as one of the judges had the shameful temerity to ask, “what is an archbishop of Canterbury?”

Also irrelevant to the “judges” was how Übermensch had gone to enormous trouble to ensure his colleagues would provide services in his place. As Übermensch’s outstanding barrister Nutty De Lusion explained to the judges, this had itself infringed his client’s free conscience.  But the judges remained unimpressed and unmoved by this brave martyr’s attempts of compromise.

That’s liberalism for you.

The Strasbourg Stasi would have none of it.  For them service delivery was, in their words, “not the point”.  Their judgment made it clear that black people had had their human rights infringed even though other nurses were more than willing to provide the services.

How can that be justice?

And what of Übermensch’s human rights, one might be tempted to ask?

What of them, indeed.  It’s now abundantly clear that freedoms and rights are not for white Christians.  It’s now abundantly clear that black people have greater freedoms and rights than white people.

And it’s now abundantly clear that we really are living in an Orwellian nightmare.

As for Übermensch his struggle continues and his resolve remains utterly unshaken, as he looks forlornly at the crucifix in his kitchen where we are sitting.

He demonstrates his remarkable strength of character by saying he now feels “compelled” to appeal the decision of “this intolerant, secular kangaroo court”“Not for me”, he emphasises, “but for my fellow Christians everywhere.”

It is humanly impossible not to be inspired by such a devotion and commitment to justice – true justice.

Pointing to the crucifix he confides tearfully, “Our Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins.  I shudder to think what He would make of the marginalisation of Christians today.”