The Equality Network set up a webpage a few weeks ago to make it easier for people to send a response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the equal marriage bill. Now, it is known that opponents of equal marriage have been organising a mass response. It is vital that as many supporters of equality as possible send responses!
PLEASE therefore send a response if you haven’t already. Even better: if you also contact three of your friends and ask them to send a response in the next three days. It only takes a minute or two! The deadline is 5pm this Wednesday (20th March).
Responses can be sent from this page Consultation| Equal Marriage.
This just gets better and better. Benneth is really the comic discovery of the year. Yes, boys and girls, this is the guy who thinks that homosexuality is an illness and that it can be cured with homeopathy. It will be his last guest appearance here, I promise you. From now on, you’ll have to read his ravings for yourself to get the full enjoyment. The best of it is that he really believes the nonsense he’s coming out with, to the extent that other high priests of the snake-oil cure think he’s over the top.
There’s nothing better than seeing two reality-deniers pulling each others’ hair and moustaches in a fight over who said what. ‘GAY CURE’ IGNITES FIRESTORM screams the headline. It’s the Big Match of the night, the headline fight.
Seconds away, Round One! Benneth comes raging out of his corner and starts pummelling HuffPo sugar pill correspondent Dana Ullman:
This Benneth guy spews such incoherent rambles that you get a headache trying to work out what he’s trying to say. Even the other homeopaths seem to think he’s daft as a brush, but you have to admit John Benneth is good entertainment value once you learn not to take him seriously in any way at all.
Someone had already pointed out this whackjob to me, since he recently posted a frothing homophobic rant about James Randi. For those who might not know, Randi is the elderly skeptic who has set up a foundation offering USD 1m to the first person who can prove that they really are telepathic, or can bend spoons with their minds, or cure real diseases with sugar pills. He’s also out as gay.
The homeopaths hate Randi, with a passion that’s quite encouraging. Let’s face it, if all these sugar-and-water merchants can’t (won’t doesn’t wash, not when there’s $1m at stake) prove their nice little money-spinner does any real good except to their bank accounts, then they must really hate the people who threaten their comfortable living from fleecing the gullible.
The raving homeopath who seems to hate Randi as much for being gay as for being rational is called John Benneth. That’s him on the left. Walking as he does on the far side of reality, his spelling is sometimes as incoherent as his comments. Today the screaming headline on this lunatic’s blog read: