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Boris Johnson: It was right to tell The Guardian about ‘homophobic buses’

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  1. I’m not Boris’ biggest fan but on this issue, he was absolutely right. Would he have allowed a racist advert on a bus? His mission is to steer the capital to be a ‘better London’. The side of a bus is NOT the place for homophobic religious factions to spew forth their misguided and mistaken hatred. It’s also a great pity these religious ‘charities’ cannot find something more worthy on which to spend their money than homophobic legal battles. Isn’t christianity supposed to be about love? These people seem to exist simply to incite hatred against gay people.

  2. Pavlos 4 Feb, 9:52pm

    POST NOT GAY ! NOT EX-GAY, EX-POST-GAY AND PROUD. GET OVER IT

    1. Why all the thumbs down?
      The homophobic slogan used on the buses by Core Issues Trust was…

      NOT GAY ! EX-GAY, POST-GAY AND PROUD. GET OVER IT

  3. Croydon Guy 4 Feb, 10:22pm

    I believe Boris did the right thing, I’m just sorry that he took the line (and repeated it as reported in the article) that he pulled the ads because they were offensive.

    The more important, and more justifiable, reason is that they are harmful and perpetuate a horrible and unjustified sense of inadequacy in those brought up within certain church traditions.

    It’s the damage it does to people when they are low – when they might even decide to pay for a ‘gay cure’ shrink, that is critical, not whether anyone opts to take offence.

    1. The main reason he should have cited is that being gay cannot be cured. It can only ever be suppressed. There is a big difference. Suppressing one’s ‘god-given’ (if, as we’re always being told by ‘believers’ that we are all created in his image) sexuality can only lead to disaster. These people really do need to get a life ….

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