Nadine Dorries. Those two words make me want to tear my hair out. I know I’ve harped on about her quite a lot but if she shut her vile, hypocritical, Bible-bashing gob, maybe I could stop wanting to break things every time I hear her name.
Now Dorries is claiming that she has never met a gay couple that wants to get married, and because of this, the equal marriage policy should be ditched. So, can we then assume that she has met every gay couple in the country? And how about gay singles: do they not want to get married eventually either? Apparently only heterosexual people want to get married.
According to Dorries, “Gay marriage is a policy which has been pursued by the metro elite gay activists and needs to be put into the same bin […] Gay couples are no different from heterosexual couples and yet this policy transforms them into political agitators who have set themselves against the church and community.” She is essentially blaming gay activists who are campaigning for equal marriage for attacks on the gay community, both verbal and physical. She is blaming every gay person who has been rejected by adoption panels – they’re unhappy because they are gay. Every gay person who has been abused in the street by small-minded, pig-ignorant, small-c conservatives, every gay person who has ended up in a hospital bed or, worse, a mortuary, having been beaten or knifed; it’s their fault because they’re gay. Gays are too vocal and that is why bad things happen to them. She is, essentially, blaming every minority out there for the extreme inequality which is propelled by the press and religious institutions in this country.
Gay people who are campaigning for equal marriage are setting themselves up against the Church. Does it matter? The state and the church are SEPARATE in this country!
And who is Dorries to claim to promote and protect Christianity and the “institution of marriage” when she divorced in 2007 and then had an affair with a married man?!
After all, correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t adultery verboten? I’m pretty sure God would be less than pleased that she has torn families apart.
So, I’ve chuntered on about gay campaigners quite a bit. But what about straight people who are campaigning for equal marriage? Me, for instance. I’m a straight girl, campaigning for gay people’s right to get married. Am I setting myself up against the church and the state? Am I inviting homophobic thugs to attack me? I have thought about what it would be like to get married, where it would happen, what I would wear. I’ve thought about the perfect man who I will spend the rest of my life with and have a family with. I’m pretty sure every person in this country – gay, straight, bisexual, undecided – has thought about it at least once. Everyone should have the right to turn those dreams into a reality. Equal marriage would have no impact on the church whatsoever. A gay, married couple will not have an impact on “the wider community”. A marriage is between two people, not the world and its mistress (and yes, Mad Nad, the mistress is you.)
But according to Dorries, everyone should just shut up, stop moaning, and conform to a white, heterosexual, middle-class image because complaining about problems is bad and we should all look like we live in a happy, fuzzy, old England world, untainted by sex, drugs and rock’n’roll, so that the rest of the world can continue to think of Great Britain as a postcard. So that we look like a bunch of God-fearing, unemotional, stiff-upper-lipped drones. Well. Tell you what, Dorries, why don’t you fuck off to an abandoned island somewhere far away and set up your Brave New World of indoctrinated, drugged up, “happy” drones? This is no longer a case of “Should Dorries be disciplined?” it’s a case of “Should a mute button be implanted on her so that we no longer have to listen to the cascade of nonsense that drips out of this batshit crazy woman’s mouth?”
And in case you’re wondering, the answer is “yes. Of course. Has that not happened yet? Why has that not happened yet?”