Ok, I'm not normally one to jump on this kind of bandwagon, but these people have royally annoyed me. I first learned of the situation while reading Popehat, so hats off to them.
A blogger, who clearly identified himself as a "freelance journalist" sent a series of questions to the group Straight Pride UK. He received a document from their press liaison titled "Press Release". He then published said release and now they are claiming copyright infringement, have filed a DMCA take-down notice with his hosting company and are threatening to turn everyone who posts this over to the police.
So, in keeping with the great American tradition of defending free speech, and with the permission of the original author, the "copyrighted" post is re-blogged, in full, below. To Oliver, I say fight these thugs, in court if necessary; I'll throw a few quid your way just on principle. To the asshats at Straight Pride UK (who have apparently deleted their Twitter account now), I say come at me. Send my host a bogus DMCA and I will dispute it. Since the DMCA is an American law, and I'm an American citizen, writing in America, and posting on an American server you'll have to file any legal action over here. Good luck finding a solicitor willing to kill his career on that hill.
Oliver's original post follows past the jump. Read and enjoy!
It’s Great When You’re Straight… Yeah
There has never been a better time to be gay in this country. LGBTI
people will soon enjoy full marriage equality,public acceptance of
homosexuality is at an all time high, and generally a consensus has
developed that it’s really not that big of a deal what consenting adults
do in the privacy of their bedrooms. The debate on Gay Marriage in the
House of Commons was marred by a few old reactionaries, true, but
generally it’s become accepted that full rights for LGBTI people is
inevitable and desirable. Thank God.
But some are deeply troubled by this unfaltering march toward common
decency, and they call themselves the Straight Pride movement.
Determined to raise awareness of the “heterosexual part of our
society”, Straight Pride believe that a militant gay lobby has hijacked
the debate on sexuality in this country, and encourage their members,
among other things, to “come out” as straight, posting on their Facebook
“Coming out as Straight or heterosexual in todays politically correct
world is an extremely challenging experience. It is often distressing
and evokes emotions of fear, relief, pride and embarrassment.”
I asked them some questions.
First of all, what prompted you to set up Straight Pride UK?
Straight Pride is a small group of heterosexual individuals who
joined together after seeing the rights of people who have opposing
views to homosexuality trampled over and, quite frankly, oppressed.
With the current political situation in the United Kingdom with Gay
Marriage passing, everyone is being forced to accept homosexuals, and
other chosen lifestyles and behaviours, no matter their opposing views.
Straight Pride has seen people sued, and businesses affected, all
because the homosexual community do not like people having a view or
opinion that differs from theirs.
Are your beliefs linked to religion? How many of you derive your views from scripture?
Straight Pride aims are neutral and we do not follow religion, but we
do support people who are oppressed for being religious. Only today,
Straight Pride see that two homosexual parents are planning to sue the
Church because they ‘cannot get what they want’. This is aggressive
behaviour and this is the reason why people have strong objections to
You say that one of your goals is “to raise awareness of the heterosexual part of society”. Why do you feel this is necessary?
The Straight Pride mission is to make sure that the default setting
for humanity is not forgotten and that heterosexuals are allowed to have
a voice and speak out against being oppressed because of the
politically correct Government.
Straight Pride feel need to raise awareness of heterosexuality,
family values, morals, and traditional lifestyles and relationships.
Your website states that “Homosexuals have more rights than others”.
What rights specifically do LGBTI people have that straight people are
Homosexuals do currently have more rights than heterosexuals, their
rights can trump those of others, religious or not. Heterosexuals cannot
speak out against homosexuals, but homosexuals are free to call people
bigots who don’t agree with homosexuality, heterosexuals, religious or
not, cannot refuse to serve or accommodate homosexuals, if they do, they
face being sued, this has already happened.
Straight Pride believe anyone should be able to refuse service and speak out against something they do not like or support.
There is a hotel in the south of England, called Hamilton Hall which
only accepts homosexuals – if this is allowed, then hotels should have
the choice and right to who they accommodate.
What has been the response to your campaign?
The response to Straight Pride’s formation has been as expected;
hostile, threatening, and aggressive. Homosexuals do not like anyone
challenging them or their behaviour.
We have had support from many people saying that if homosexuals can
have a Pride March, and then equality should allow Heterosexuals to have
one too. After all, the homosexual movement want everyone to have
Why would you say that heterosexuality the “natural orientation”?
Heterosexuality is the default setting for the human race, this is
what creates life, if everyone made the decision to be homosexual, life
would stop. People are radicalised to become homosexual, it is promoted
to be ‘okay’ and right by the many groups that have sprung up.
Marriage is a man and a woman, homosexuals had Civil Partnerships,
which was identical to Marriage with all the same rights, they wanted to
destroy Marriage and have successfully done so.
If you could pick one historical figure to be the symbol of straight
pride (just as figures like Alan Turing, Judith Butler or Peter Tatchell
would be for Gay Pride) which would you choose?
Straight Pride would praise Margaret Thatcher for her stance on
Section 28, which meant that children were not taught about
homosexuality, as this should not on the curriculum.
More recently, Straight Pride admire President Vladimir Putin of
Russia for his stance and support of his country’s traditional values.
How do you react to anti-gay attacks and movements in Russia and parts of Africa?
Straight Pride support what Russia and Africa is doing, these country
have morals and are listening to their majorities. These countries are
not ‘anti-gay’ – that is a term always used by the Homosexual Agenda to
play the victim and suppress opinions and views of those against it.
These countries have passed laws, these laws are to be respected and
no other country should interfere with another country’s laws or
We have country wide events which our members attend, and ask people
their opinions and views, on such event at Glastonbury this year was
very positive with the majority of people we asked, replied they were
For the record, Straight Pride did not respond to these questions:
“Pride” movements such as Gay Pride and Black Pride were making the
argument that the stigma against them meant that proclaiming their
“pride” was an act of liberation from oppression. Can being
heterosexually really compare?
A problem that Gay rights activists cite is the issue of bullying,
and the effect this can have on young LGBT people. Do you think a
similar problem exists with straight children being bullied by gay
I will obviously add to this if they do respond.