Monday, 16 November 2009

Times: Blog: Be Cross, Yourselves

Sunday, 15th November 2009 by Andrew Borg Cardona

[Excerpt from the article]


Nothing to do with anything I've written so far, but I was a bit dubious about the Labour Party's establishment of a LGBT Section, since I tend towards the belief that human beings are individuals whatever their orientation and for a mainstream political party to distinguish between individuals wasn't quite the done thing. The mere fact that a special section was being set up somehow gives credence, perversely, to those who think that gays or lesbians or whatever are somehow lesser mortals.

I didn't feel the same about the General Workers' Union taking a similar route, because it is a fact, sadly, that bigotry at the work-place still exists and more vigorous means of fighting it are still needed.

But from the way the leader, and probably half the membership (work it out) of the Alleanza Nazzjonali came out against the Labour Party's move, it became apparent to me that perhaps there is a need for the Labour Party's position. To put it bluntly, if something irritates Josie Muscat, then it's probably a good idea.

This is a philosophy that I find stands the test of consistency.

[Click on the hyperlink above to view the entire article and the comments on the Times'website.]

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