Sunday, June 19, 2011

30 years ago: Edmonton police raid a downtown sodomite hangout

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Romans 1: 24-28, 32

And you knew where you were then
Girls were girls and men were men;
Mister we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again--

People used to be content,
Fifty dollars paid the rent,
Freaks were in a circus tent,
Those were the days.

--from Those Were the Days by Lee Adams and Charles Strouse (opening theme song from All in the Family)

I forgot to mention this item a few weeks ago: It was in the wee hours of Saturday, May 30, 1981 that police in Edmonton, Alberta raided the Pisces Health Spa, known to be a hangout for sodomites. Four men were charged with keeping a common bawdy house, and 56 others were charged as found-ins. This incident seems to have been the Edmonton equivalent of the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York, as far as galvanizing the sodomite/lesbian rights activists. At the time, however, one sodomite whined that homosexuals would be forced back into the closet; as a friend of mine commented, "I think that's a good place for them to go."

This past week marked the annual perversion pride parade, which has changed routes in recent years. That parade used to pass through my neighbourhood; I would stay inside as long as possible, but when I would go outside, I would see a few stragglers at the tail end of the parade, and the sights were stomach-turning. I don't think it's an exaggeration to call the event--and the movement behind it--demonic.

It seems hard to believe now, but in 1981 you could actually make jokes about the Pisces raid, and laugh at the defenses offered in court (and published in the newspapers) by some of the found-ins (my favourite was the man who said, "I'm a monosexual; I have sex with myself."). However, Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau was in the process of forcing his Charter of Rights and Freedoms (more accurately called the Charter of Wrongs and Licenses) into law as part of the constitution, and it came into effect on April 17, 1982. When this was going on from 1980-1982 I predicted that my freedom would diminish, and that the only people with any rights would be perverts, criminals, deadbeats, and malcontents. I know of a man in Calgary who fled Czechoslovakia when the Soviet tanks invaded that country in 1968, and he said in 2008 that there was more freedom in Czechoslovakia in 1968 than there is in Canada now.

30 years later, anyone who expresses any opposition to the sodomite/lesbian agenda risks being hauled before a "human rights" gestapo, and the local police chief and politicians salute this perverse and demonic lifestyle as if it's something to be celebrated instead of condemned. I don't know who said it, but I agree with it: all this promotion and celebration of homosexuality isn't a sign that God's judgement is coming on a society, but a sign that His judgement is already under way. The only good thing about it is that it's an indication that the Lord's return is getting ever nearer.

I enjoyed 1981, and that last full year of pre-Charter freedom seems even better in retrospect. I could call a pervert a pervert, and could ask a woman for a date or compliment her on her appearance (and they weren't covered with tattoos or body piercings then) without being accused of harassment. Those were the days!

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