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Iceland is a Homosexual Role Model for America?
American Clarion ^ | July 16, 2013 | Gina Miller

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, “Let’s 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 minister’s 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 don’t cut it here, and neither does prejudice because of someone’s 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 someone’s 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. Ratner’s column refers to “gay” bashing, she only makes passing references to “political rage,” “prejudice,” “rancor” and “culture wars.” She doesn’t actually cite instances of anyone “bashing” homosexuals, so I’m left to guess that by “bashing,” she simply means vocal or active opposition to the militant homosexual movement’s 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 can’t 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.

Wouldn’t 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 Iceland’s 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 that’s not true. Whenever we behave in a manner contrary to God’s 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.


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1 posted on 07/16/2013 6:33:37 AM PDT by WXRGina
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To: WXRGina

Iceland=Pyroclastic Annihilation


2 posted on 07/16/2013 6:38:25 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: WXRGina

Iceland=Pyroclastic Annihilation


3 posted on 07/16/2013 6:38:35 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

Does that mean death by volcano?


4 posted on 07/16/2013 6:41:41 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: WXRGina

America’s 200-year-old search for a homosexual role model is over!!!


5 posted on 07/16/2013 6:42:10 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: massgopguy

Cool band name.


6 posted on 07/16/2013 6:42:42 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina
What a sign of modern “accomplishment” to have your male mayor dress up like a woman and flaunt it in your “gay pride” display!

Didn't Rudi Guilani do the same thing?

7 posted on 07/16/2013 6:44:56 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: WXRGina

No wonder so many men have married women from Iceland. Their boys are homosexuals.


8 posted on 07/16/2013 6:46:42 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: WXRGina

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.


9 posted on 07/16/2013 6:47:25 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: WXRGina

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...


10 posted on 07/16/2013 6:48:01 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: coloradan

Also I don’t think there are very many Muzzies in Iceland.


11 posted on 07/16/2013 6:48:55 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Vigilanteman

New York—what do we expect?


12 posted on 07/16/2013 6:49:15 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: dfwgator

Iceland actually enforces its borders.


13 posted on 07/16/2013 6:49:47 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina
Icelanders also consider hakarl a delicacy. Ratner should eat a large serving of that every day for a month before she considers embracing Icleandic ways.
14 posted on 07/16/2013 6:50:18 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: dfwgator

+96% White. Not too many White Icelandic Muslims.


15 posted on 07/16/2013 6:50:27 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: WXRGina

“Ya, shore, ve havin’ lots da buttsecks now, Ole! You betcha!”


16 posted on 07/16/2013 6:50:43 AM PDT by humblegunner (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: EEGator
Pyroclastic Flow.
17 posted on 07/16/2013 6:57:26 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: CodeToad
Iceland has some good things about it:
18 posted on 07/16/2013 6:57:54 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: DuncanWaring

450 mph at 1800 degrees F sounds a little dangerous.


19 posted on 07/16/2013 6:59:09 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: humblegunner

Sven! Is that you, old buddy?!


20 posted on 07/16/2013 7:02:07 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: EEGator

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.


21 posted on 07/16/2013 7:02:55 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: CodeToad

Can I get her daughter’s number? :)


22 posted on 07/16/2013 7:04:02 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: from occupied ga

Anything that requires an “acquired taste”—gotta be MMMMMM!!! Stinky, fermented feet shark jerky. YUM!


23 posted on 07/16/2013 7:04:37 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Tastes as good as it sounds.


24 posted on 07/16/2013 7:05:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: EEGator

Sorry. Married with children now. Married a Russian. Go figure.


25 posted on 07/16/2013 7:07:04 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: CodeToad

She’s got to have cousins...


26 posted on 07/16/2013 7:08:07 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: WXRGina

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.


27 posted on 07/16/2013 7:08:21 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: EEGator

Yeah, the entire island of Iceland! hehe


28 posted on 07/16/2013 7:08:57 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: dfwgator
Tastes as good as it sounds.

I was there a couple of years ago, thought I would try it, but chickened out as it got closer to my nose.

29 posted on 07/16/2013 7:11:13 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: CodeToad

LOL! I’m going there when I take a vacation. I hope they don’t hate Americans.


30 posted on 07/16/2013 7:13:13 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: ClearCase_guy

Good one...

Though, imagine a wholly homosexual society...
wait, you can’t, because it collapses within one generation.


31 posted on 07/16/2013 7:14:27 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: EEGator
I hope they don’t hate Americans.

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.

32 posted on 07/16/2013 7:26:04 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: EEGator

Viking Kittehs!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApxnAr6pRt0


33 posted on 07/16/2013 7:28:59 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: EEGator

Make sure you keep the chirruns away.


34 posted on 07/16/2013 7:53:53 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Viennacon

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.


35 posted on 07/16/2013 7:53:54 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: WXRGina

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.


36 posted on 07/16/2013 7:58:59 AM PDT by philled (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: philled

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.


37 posted on 07/16/2013 8:07:44 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: tflabo

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.


38 posted on 07/16/2013 8:27:01 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: from occupied ga

I will pack tons of beef jerky and cashews, and I will sleep in a ditch. :)


39 posted on 07/16/2013 8:31:53 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: GraceG

Viking kitties and Led Zeppelin, does life get better?


40 posted on 07/16/2013 8:33:58 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: DuncanWaring

Fa-sho’


41 posted on 07/16/2013 8:34:50 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: GraceG
"Bloody Vikings!"
42 posted on 07/16/2013 8:35:53 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator
and I will sleep in a ditch. :)

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.

43 posted on 07/16/2013 8:39:37 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: WXRGina

Since most Icelanders are related, would that have any bearing on the statistics that were cited?


44 posted on 07/16/2013 8:41:39 AM PDT by yuleeyahoo (Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: from occupied ga

Maybe I can find a local hottie to show me around.
(I like being delusional)


45 posted on 07/16/2013 8:43:34 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: WXRGina

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.


46 posted on 07/16/2013 8:47:18 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: EEGator
Maybe I can find a local hottie to show me around.

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)

47 posted on 07/16/2013 8:52:43 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

I’m sure I could smell her from quite a distance.


48 posted on 07/16/2013 9:00:07 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: RegulatorCountry

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.


49 posted on 07/16/2013 11:50:09 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina
Rancor and political rage just don’t cut it here, and neither does prejudice because of someone’s being different than the mainstream.

Homosexuality is being mainstreamed "being different than the mainstream" these days means church going, single marriage, kids born in wedlock...

50 posted on 07/16/2013 1:46:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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