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Ofcom is ‘currently assessing’ Evander Holyfield’s anti-gay remarks on Celebrity Big Brother

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  1. johnny33308 6 Jan 2014, 9:21pm

    Once again, the religious feel their beliefs somehow trump our Civil Society’s laws. Their bible has nothing to do with our respective governments, or our Civil Rights, or Human Rights in general. PERIOD! They certainly seem to be rather dim and they clearly lack any real understanding of what a Civil Society really is.

    1. Yes, they still can’t understand the limits of their freedom. They have every right to believe whatever they do about homosexuals and bisexuals but they have yet to learn that they no right to change society’s laws so that they fit with their beliefs and impose their views on our society. The churches and other religious institutions were not elected whereas the government is.

  2. David Skinner 6 Jan 2014, 9:53pm

    I hate to say it Jonny but it is not the Christians that condemn homosexuality; it is the homosexuals own conscience. It does not matter how much the public affirms homosexuality, the sodomite or sodammedan will always feel an internalised homophobia. There is no escaping the Hound of heaven, no matter far and for how long one runs through the galaxies. Though pride, lying, and stealing are equally sinful, the consequences of sexual sins are far more devastating to the the whole of personality and society in general. There is nothing civiil about London Pride parade with its display of vulgarity and downright perversion. Judgement is already hanging over Britain and you need to repent before Christ returns.

    1. Brett Gibson 6 Jan 2014, 10:26pm

      What the hell are you smoking?

    2. The Hound of Heaven? LOL. Who is that, Almighty Dog?

    3. Just a thought, if everything you believe is true, like you your god must be a total pr!ck.

    4. What is the point in you coming here to preach your delusions? You would be better off heading over to some forum of fellow mental defectives where your delusions are shared by others.

      All that will happen here is that your delusional beliefs will be exposed and your irrational mentality challenged.

      Religious people don’t like that, which is probably why you won’t be back to answer any criticisms or respond to any challenges. You’re like those commenters on YouTube and Facebook, coming along to scream at people and immediately running away when someone asks you a question you cannot answer or points out your hypocrisy.

    5. James Campbell 7 Jan 2014, 6:16pm

      I am straight, but I too object to your judemental ramblings. Point me to the reference where Jesus condems homosexuality. As for ” internalised homophobia” what are your quaifications to add weight to this statement ? (I thnk you should be aware that I am a specialst in mental health). Perhaps your “internalised” issues need attention.

      1. Ignore the brainwashed troll..

  3. David Skinner 6 Jan 2014, 11:40pm

    That almighty dog, called the Hound of Heaven is the conscience, which is placed within every man and woman. It is our conscience which either condemns or affirms us.. There is no escape from it.

  4. Interestingly his comment about the leg and doctor could be a veiled reference to Transsexuals who have been diagnosed and go through with surgery.

    1. Or ex-gay therapy… Since he is a knuckle dragging, god bothering bigot which is more likely?

  5. I’m still confused about why BB needs to sensor the opinions of those in the house, and why Ofcom is “assessing” his opinions. This is a reality TV show, the whole point is that personalities clash.

    This is like complaining that a wildlife program depicts the death of an animal.

    Have things really moved to a point where we want to silence all real and genuine discussions? That’s not how we evolve as a society, it’s how opinions are shoved under the carpet and never challenged. People are not educated by censorship, they remain ignorant.

    A show like BB is the right place for it, everything is in context here, this is a mans genuine opinion and no matter how ignorant we think he is the show is supposed to be about conflicting opinions and differences. The debate should be allowed to happen. If he wants to make himself look more foolish, so be it, there are plenty in and outside the house able to argue and debate more effectively than he.

    1. James Campbell 7 Jan 2014, 6:33pm

      I understand what you are saying. Sometimes it is appropriate to allow bigots to hang themselves on the rope of their own prejudice. However, remember that BB is a sponsored show and if some comments were allowed without censure, that sponsor may withdraw. My other concern is that if such comments are allowed on television, this would signal to some that the same freedom could be applied to the school playground.

  6. Cody Hall 8 Jan 2014, 6:58am

    Well, good for Evander.
    He felt it important for us all to know his bigoted position and now we know it.
    Move along… there’s nothing here to see (or at least to care about)….

  7. What happened to freedom of speech in the UK?

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