Viewpoint: By Barbara Faithfull
On 17th October 2008, prior to the November 8th 2008 General Elections, homosexual Labour list M.P. and highly qualified lawyer Charles Chauvel wrote an angry rant on GayNZ.co.nz. His target : the National candidate for New Plymouth Jonathan Young, 50, who on the night won by the very slim majority of 314 votes [beating sitting Labour MP Harry Dynhoven]. By November 21st, with the counting of special votes completed, Young was confirmed as the successful M.P., but with a razor thin majority of only 100 votes (Stuff.co.nz).
For eighteen years prior to 2008 Young was Senior Minister of the CityChurch Waitakere, West Auckland, but this year moved back to his Taranaki birthplace. He is one of nine children of the late Venn Young, a former National cabinet minister who, in the 1970’s, championed homosexual law change.
Young is being targeted for doing the unforgivable : expressing the politically incorrect view that homosexuality is a choice and is not normal! The Taranaki Daily News of October 11th had quoted Young thus:-
“One of my associates was an ex-lesbian. She discovered through her own journey and talking to others that a lot of things happened to her in her childhood that affected her deeply and caused her to become homosexual. One of the things I do strongly object to in terms of the people who have made this choice is the presentation of it as a normal alternative.”
As already mentioned, such rare frankness on this issue predictably has drawn frenzied and illogical responses from some quarters according to GayNZ.com on 14th October :-
One Lesley Belcham : “I strongly object to mythmongers like Jonathan Young. What is normal? Is being left handed normal? Is orange hair normal? Yes, they are!” etc….
Charles Chauvel : “There was once a liberal tradition in the National Party. Jonathan Young helps show how withered and lifeless it has become. So does John Key’s failure to immediately repudiate Jonathan Young’s views. Shame on him!”
Craig Young (presumably no relation to Jonathan) a long-standing and quite fanatical member of the homosexual lobby, and obsessed with labelling “the enemy” as “fundamentalists”. Also on GayNZ.com on 17th October last he poured forth in an item headed “Jonathan Young and Teen Challenge : A deeper Probe” There he notes that Jonathan Young is a former leader of Teen Challenge, “ a fundamentalist youth and alcohol treatment facility in his former role as minister at City Church Waitakere. He is attracting controversy for his claims that lesbians and gay men can be cured.” So begins his wild and simplistic 2-page rant which can be seen on GayNZ.com.
1.In the November 15th 2008 N.Z.Herald letters to the editor is one recounting a noticeably pro-homosexual attitude expressed by our incoming National Prime Minister John Key a year ago at the Auckland “Big Gay Out” event held annually at Point Chevalier. Matthew Moran of Herne Bay happily points out that “I shook hands with John Key. Interesting too were the words he spoke in support of the gay community and of gay adoption” etc.
Clearly there is a dire need for new Prime Minister John Key to be educated about the decades-old, covert plan by the international homosexual movement to pursue its anti-God, anti-social agenda, as set out in the 1972 Gay Rights Platform.
2. In crying “Shame!” (as above) Charles Chauvel hypocritically seems bent upon claiming the moral high ground, even as he colludes in all the shifty and culturally subversive goings-on known benignly as “gay rights, “safety in schools” etc.
3. I believe that Jonathan Young needs all the support and encouragement he can get in these difficult PC times as he courageously treads the risky path of non-conformity with the PC brigade.
North Shore City