Quote of the week

It is clear that no legitimate objective is advanced by excluding domestic workers from COIDA.  If anything, their exclusion has a significant stigmatising effect which entrenches patterns of disadvantage based on race, sex and gender…. In considering those who are most vulnerable or most in need, a court should take cognisance of those who fall at the intersection of compounded vulnerabilities due to intersecting oppression based on race, sex, gender, class and other grounds.  To allow this form of state-sanctioned inequity goes against the values of our newly constituted society namely human dignity, the achievement of equality and ubuntu.  To exclude this category of individuals from the social security scheme established by COIDA is manifestly unreasonable.

Victor AJ
Mahlangu and Another v Minister of Labour and Others (CCT306/19) [2020] ZACC 24 (19 November 2020)
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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