Skip to comments.Iceland is a Homosexual Role Model for America?
Posted on 07/16/2013 6:33:37 AM PDT by WXRGina
Liberal & Proud, Ellen Ratner, writing at WorldNetDaily, paints just about the rosiest picture you can imagine of a country that fully embraces the deviancy of homosexuality and the perversion of the definition of marriage. In her column from Sunday titled, Lets Move Beyond Gay Bashing, she describes her idyllic vacation in Iceland. She tells all about the fun and wonderful things she experienced there, beginning with the in-flight magazine she saw that showed a picture of two men in tuxedos with rainbow umbrellas accompanying an article titled, Iceland for All.
After recounting some of the nice things she saw while in Iceland, she states:
It is against this backdrop of supporting the individual that gays and lesbians flourish in the society. Gay Pride, which takes place every August, has been known to draw more than 50,000 people to its streets, and most of them are part of the non-gay population of Iceland. The in-flight magazine noted that the straight mayor of Reykjavik was on a float dressed in drag!
What a sign of modern accomplishment to have your male mayor dress up like a woman and flaunt it in your gay pride display! She also writes:
Iceland is a country where there is no security at the prime ministers office and where our guide attends the same gym as the president of the country. People have to be nice to each other because, in a country where there are just 330,000 or so people, you have to learn to get along. Rancor and political rage just dont cut it here, and neither does prejudice because of someones being different than the mainstream.
Of course, Ms. Ratner is dead-wrong in her claim that opponents of the radical homosexual agenda are acting out of prejudice because of someones being different than the mainstream. But, putting that aside for the moment, the politeness of the citizens of Iceland may have to do, in part, with the fact that it is one of the more armed populations in the world, with around 30 percent of the citizens owning guns. Iceland ranks 15th among 178 nations in the rate of private gun ownership, and it has a very low gun death and murder rate. Guns in the hands of law-abiding people tend to make a very polite society.
Another reason for the politeness is likely the fact that, despite official claims to the contrary, freedom of speech does not exist in Iceland. The country has imposed hate speech laws on its people, so there is no vocal opposition allowed against the behavior of homosexuals or the shredding of marriage.
While the title of Ms. Ratners column refers to gay bashing, she only makes passing references to political rage, prejudice, rancor and culture wars. She doesnt actually cite instances of anyone bashing homosexuals, so Im left to guess that by bashing, she simply means vocal or active opposition to the militant homosexual movements agenda. That agenda includes the destruction of the meaning of marriage and the trampling of the freedom of speech, association and religion of Christians and any others who oppose it.
She wraps up her piece with her wish that we could just move past this thorny issue:
In reflecting on our culture wars and the rancor we live with over just this one issue, I find it hard to believe that we cant move beyond it. Iceland has. No one cares if you are gay or gay married, and the country moves ahead with trade, tourism and tolerance.
Wouldnt it be nice if we did too?
I would advise Ms. Ratner that as long as homosexual radicals are hell-bent on destroying Christian business owners who refuse to violate their conscience by baking a wedding cake for same-sex couples, and as long as homosexual radicals viciously assault those who disagree with them, and as long as homosexual radicals are fighting to impose an impossible definition of marriage on the people of the United States, and as long homosexual radicals are aggressively indoctrinating the children in our public schools with the lies of the homosexual movement, we will stand in opposition to this unhealthy, unnatural and immoral behavior and the hellish movement spawned by it.
While Ms. Ratner may regard Icelands embrace of all things homosexual as worthy of emulation, homosexuals in Iceland are no different than anywhere else, and they will invariably experience much higher rates of disease, depression, substance abuse, suicide and domestic violence than non-homosexuals. Homosexual apologists claim these glaring statistics are due to discrimination, but thats not true. Whenever we behave in a manner contrary to Gods design, we will suffer all kinds of ill effects from it. Sin is bad for our health, period.
No, we are not doing homosexuals any favors by moving to embrace their sinful, self-destructive behavior. Encouraging homosexuals in their sin does them no good, and a nation that moves to force the mainstream acceptance of such deviancy will pay a terrible price for it. We can already see the awful results of the imposition of same-sex marriage on Massachusetts.
Ellen Ratner is wrong about homosexuality. She is wrong in wishing America would just do like Iceland and move beyond the issue of the militant homosexual agenda. No good will ever come from a nation that officially applauds homosexuality. Just ask Sodom and Gomorrah.
Does that mean death by volcano?
America’s 200-year-old search for a homosexual role model is over!!!
Cool band name.
Didn't Rudi Guilani do the same thing?
No wonder so many men have married women from Iceland. Their boys are homosexuals.
Iceland is not idyllic because it accepts gays. Iceland is idyllic because it told bankers and bank bondholders to go to jail and hell, respectively, and refused to stick taxpayers with the tab for the bad debts bankers had accrued.
Yeah. Let’s not (embrace homosexuality). Its like a viral mental illness that jumps from one deviant to his next victim then repeats the same pattern over and over again...
Also I don’t think there are very many Muzzies in Iceland.
New York—what do we expect?
Iceland actually enforces its borders.
+96% White. Not too many White Icelandic Muslims.
“Ya, shore, ve havin’ lots da buttsecks now, Ole! You betcha!”
450 mph at 1800 degrees F sounds a little dangerous.
Sven! Is that you, old buddy?!
Tears ago, when I was still young and stupid, I dated a woman from Iceland. She looked like them. Opened a coffee shop and I thought that was a dumb choice. She moved 30 miles away to do it and that was that. She is still in business and still looking hot. Her daughter is just as hot. The gene pool is damned near perfect.
Can I get her daughter’s number? :)
Anything that requires an “acquired taste”—gotta be MMMMMM!!! Stinky, fermented feet shark jerky. YUM!
Tastes as good as it sounds.
Sorry. Married with children now. Married a Russian. Go figure.
She’s got to have cousins...
Yes, why not emulate some little sh7thole in the middle of the sea? Heck, let’s adopt the highway laws of Tristan Da Cunha while we’re at it.
If she loves homo-Iceland so much, she should move there. These Western European countries are either in the first few stages of economic and social breakdown, or they’re 1984-esque police states ala Sweden. Do we want to be either? Well, apparently most do since they elected Queersein Obama.
I have a little prediction. You’ll have 1932 all over again in one country or more, and then Iceland will be ‘annexed’ for its resources. Good riddance for those who detest the Lord and His word.
Yeah, the entire island of Iceland! hehe
I was there a couple of years ago, thought I would try it, but chickened out as it got closer to my nose.
LOL! I’m going there when I take a vacation. I hope they don’t hate Americans.
Though, imagine a wholly homosexual society...
wait, you can’t, because it collapses within one generation.
They don't appear to hate Americans, but it's a pricy place to go on a vacation. Particularly lodging is steep. A dip in the Blue Lagoon is 30 Euros ($45). Unless you rent a car you won't be able to get around. Many of the roads would give caution to a tracked vehicle. We found the cheapest way to eat was hot dogs at the Icelandic equivalent of 7-11.
Make sure you keep the chirruns away.
Who wants to live in a nation that thumbs itself against the Lord? No thanks—rather live on the blessings and favor from above scenario. God is good and who wants Him peed off at you anyway? But some people and nations choose their course—have at it Freeze Him out land.
Perhaps the author is unaware that homogeneous and homosexual are, in fact, different words with different meanings. One describes Iceland’s population (and social harmony) better than the other.
Uh, the author is fully aware of the difference between those two words. “Homosexual Role Model” simply refers to Iceland’s full acceptance of the radical homosexual agenda. Perhaps you did not grasp that clear, main point of the column.
I had never really thought much about religion in conjunction with Iceland, but yes, the country goes to the bottom of my favored places lists. And so ruggedly beautiful -— visited briefly eons ago when aircraft had to make a refueling stop vs. headwinds. But that beauty can turn hellish in a moment as the pyroclastic cloud rolls over.
I will pack tons of beef jerky and cashews, and I will sleep in a ditch. :)
Viking kitties and Led Zeppelin, does life get better?
Might find a sheep stepping on your face. They run free most places there, and if one jumps in front of you and you hit it it's YOUR fault. All kidding aside it's a very pretty country, almost everyone there speaks english, the thermal features are quite interesting as are the waterfalls and glaciers, but a lot of their roads are unpaved, and you can't get around without a car. It was cheaper than Norway, but almost every place is.
Since most Icelanders are related, would that have any bearing on the statistics that were cited?
Maybe I can find a local hottie to show me around.
(I like being delusional)
Dubious picture being painted, I know for a fact that furious Icelanders attempted to break down the studio door to attack their Prime Minister during the peak of their financial meltdown, it happened live on the air during the traditional New Year’s Eve address to the country.
So much for Icelandic kumbaya. The rest of the article is suspect as a result.
There was no shortage of local hotties that I could see. Good luck with that. (Just make sure you find one that hasn't been eating hakarl)
I’m sure I could smell her from quite a distance.
Which article is suspect, this one or the one by the liberal woman? This one is simply arguing that there are no “merits” to the radical homosexual agenda, which Iceland has fully embraced.
Homosexuality is being mainstreamed "being different than the mainstream" these days means church going, single marriage, kids born in wedlock...
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