Friday, 24 March 2017

LGBT hate group blames Theresa May for the London terror attack

The anti-LGBT Westboro Baptist Church have said the London terror attack happened because they're banned from the UK.

Up to 40 people were injured and 4 people, including a Police officer died in the attack on Westminster Bridge and Parliament on Wednesday afternoon.

The anti-gay group were quick to blame British Prime Minister Theresa May for the incident, after she banned them from the UK during her time as Home Secretary.

In one post the delusional group claims the "blood of the UK dead" is "dripping off" the hands of the PM...

As the families and friends of the victims mourn their losses, the Baptist Church has continued to exploit the incident, and use it to further their hateful agenda.

In additional messages on Twitter the group said the "Westminster attack was not God's love to the UK. Terror all around. Ezekiel 18:30. Turn from your sins for why will you die?"

"How many times have we told the UK-in spite of their bloody ban-that they'll provoke God's wrath w proud sin?"

The group has recently uploaded videos attacking the UK for introducing same sex marriage.

They have also launched a string of anti-semitic attacks on Jewish institutions, standing outside with anti-Jewish signs.

Westboro Baptists' hate against gay people has been ongoing since 1991, in the past they've also sunk as low as to target the funerals of military personnel and celebrities with protests.

To conclude this extremist organisation continues their sick targeting of LGBT people, and disrespect of the dead. They're messengers of hate, not god.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

#WeStandTogether: Defiance following the Westminster terror attack

The British Parliament is returning to business today following yesterday's terrorist attack, at the heart of our democracy in London.

Addressing the House of Commons, Prime Minister Theresa May gave a message of defiance, saying the country was "not afraid"in the face of terrorism.

Overnight six raids were carried out in London and Birmingham, resulting in eight people being arrested in connection with the Westminster investigation.

It has been confirmed that the car which was used to run down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, was rented from a branch of Enterprise Car Rental on Stratford Road in Shirley, Solihull.

Solihull is a town in the West Midlands, which neighbours Birmingham.

In total 4 innocent people were killed yesterday, along with the attacker who was shot dead by police. It is thought that 40 people were injured, many of them with "catastrophic injuries".

Tributes have been paid to the police officer who was killed, when the attacker tried to enter the Parliament building. PC Palmer was not armed, but he still put himself in danger to protect the public, and in the end sadly paid the ultimate price.

PC Keith Palmer was a husband and father, he was 48 years-old and had been a serving officer for 15 years. Before becoming a police officer he had previously served in the armed forces.

PC Keith Palmer RIP
Prayers and a minutes silence were held outside Metropolitan Police HQ, Scotland Yard, this morning in PC Palmer's honour.

The Prime Minister also recognised his bravery, as did the Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn, and all of the other MP's speaking in Parliament.

The Defence Minister Michael Fallon has said that Westminster security will be reviewed following yesterday's attack.

Meanwhile Brendan Cox the husband of MP Jo Cox, who was stabbed and killed last year said now was not a time for further division in our society. Referring to a lot of the far-right rhetoric which has accompanied this incident, with many yet again blaming every single Muslim and practicer of Islam for the atrocity.

Cox said: "Yesterday's killer is no more representative of Muslims, than Jo's killer representative of Yorkshire people".

I have had many heated discussions with such people since yesterday afternoon, and all the far-right are doing is playing into the hands of the terrorists. The terrorists want our society to divide and they want hate to win.

I have been accused of excusing what the terrorist did yesterday, just because I chose to defend the vast majority of Muslims in this country, who are decent, sane citizens, and had no part in yesterday's horrible act of hatred.

I stand with the victims but I also stand with those who the far-right try to persecute. Hate, whether that be the act of violence yesterday, or the racist rhetoric which proceeded it, will never win.

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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Get some tips on social media engagement!

If you want some tips on how to get more engagement on your social media channels, then I have just the thing for you!

Tomorrow I will be part of a Facebook Live event, full of handy tips and tricks on how to increase things like followers and interactions on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

As part of the event I will be doing a presentation on Twitter.

It starts at 6pm (GMT) and will stream live - HERE

Hopefully see you there!

-Sam

Pride in London theme for 2017 announced

Pride in London have announced that the theme of this years Pride parade will be "Love Happens Here".

Organisers say they want to emphasise "hope, acceptance, activism, and love" of the capitol while also drawing attention to ongoing struggles for LGBT rights, adding there is "still work to do".

It's different to what some Pride events in the United States are doing this year, with many going with a protest theme, aimed at the continuing resistance against the Trump Administration.

Homosexuality was only decriminalised in the UK 50 years ago but struggles continue. For example same-sex couples in Northern Ireland still don't have the same rights as the rest of the UK.

Pride in London said via their website:


Organisers predict this years parade on July 8th could be the largest ever and are calling on the LGBT community to send in person stories, using the hash tag #LoveHappensHere.

A spokesperson said: "We're asking each and every one of you to show the world that London is open, and that Love Happens Here".

Find out more about this years Pride in London - prideinlondon.org

Friday, 17 March 2017

UK Government won't make 'gay cure therapy' illegal

It seems the UK government won't be looking any further (or at all) into the possibility of making 'gay cure therapy' illegal.

A petition has been signed by 33,000 people asking for the process to made criminalised.

The creator of the petition, Mollie Mantle says "This therapy often includes electric shocks, counselors encouraging suicide, and damaging ideology linking LGBT identities to sexual abuse from family members in early years".

The UK government says British medical bodies already strike off anyone who practices 'gay cure' therapy, which they see as a sufficient deterrent.

Here is the full response from the Department for Health:









Of course though the government response does condemn the practice, it does not go as far as campaigners would like, in terms of making it a criminal act to offer such 'therapy'.