Interesting comments, however Mr Parris has a habit of putting his foot in his mouth, and I believe he has yet again! It is fairly obvious to anyone with half a brain that ‘community’ is always made up of bodies with similar interests, and therefore you could using Mr Parris’s analogy say there is not such thing as community in the wider sense if applied to the population in the United Kingdom. The LGBT community is formed from liked minded individuals, and groups, who feel that they are being victimised or oppressed. To achieve the rights that we currently have we have had to fight both in court, at the ballot box and sometimes even in the streets. Where was Mr Parris during this – hiding behind (sorry in) the closet. He consistently has fought against LGBT rights, as can be seen by his various statements on gay marriage and how the church should oppose this.
Examples of that LGBT community which Mr Parris says doesn’t exist, and why we still need to fight for our rights:
- These brave LGBT activists are marching for equal rights in Montenegro
- Gay couple subjected to vile homophobic attacks on consecutive nights say ‘it just doesn’t make sense
Obviously I could continue to put up more links, but I believe the news and public opinion are enough of a reminder of why we need to continue to fight for civil rights for minorities, and not to allow small minded people to take a so called moral high ground, when in reality they don’t have one.