Quote of the week

It is necessary that the integrity of the electoral process be maintained. Indeed, the acceptance of the election as being free and fair depends upon that integrity. Elections must not only be free and fair but they must be perceived as being free and fair. Even-handedness in dealing with all political parties and candidates is crucial to that integrity and its perception by voters. The Commission must not be placed in a situation where it has to make ad hoc decisions about political parties and candidates who have not complied with the Act. The requirement that documents must be submitted to the local offices of the Commission does not undermine the right to vote and to stand for election. It simply gives effect to that right and underscores the decentralised and local nature of municipal elections.

Ngcobo CJ
Electoral Commission of the Republic of South Africa v Inkatha Freedom Party
24 January 2007

Hateful Homophobia in song

At first, the following video seems quite shocking because it presents hatefully homophobic attitudes as a kind and reasoned Christian-inspired view of homosexuality. It seems to be a reminder that there are plenty of Christian fanatics out there. But then as I watched it I began to laugh because, really, how ridiculously stupid can one song’s lyrics be? Check out the section where he sings “there is no back door” – to heaven, that is!

Newsflash! Andrew Sullivan reports on his Blog that this video is indeed a parody and not for real. Had me fooled.

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