Jesus wept, the Prime Minister has come in to clean up after the Faff, and just like the Hate Speech law, Jacinda only manages to doubles down …
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern isn’t ruling out parents facing prosecution for preventing their children from taking hormone blockers under a law banning conversion practices.
The potential for parents to face charges under the law is the reason National voted against the legislation at first reading, but Labour’s huge majority in Parliament means it doesn’t need support from other parties anyway.
Under the law, performing conversion practices intended to change or suppress someone’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression could result in a prison sentence of up to five years.
…Like a moron.
Like a fucking moron.
I had assumed that this crazy gay conversion therapy law was aimed at nutter Christians who had brainwashed some adult into some ceremony akin to an exorcism to pray the gay ghosts away which later in life resulted in terrible emotional harm.
I say crazy because we are seriously talking about putting a person in prison for 5 fucking years for a crime that Labour and the Greens can’t even quantify.
So that’s what I thought this gay conversion law was – an insanely punitive woke overreach punishment that was half virtue signal and half identity politics rage concentrated on Christians.
Then it turns out that it isn’t just Christian nutters praying the gay ghosts away, oh no, it’s parents who might stop their kids from puberty blockers??????
Criminalizing Christians is one thing, criminalizing parents who stop their teenagers from using puberty blockers by putting them in prison for 5years is another fucking world!
Labour and the Greens can’t quantify how many of these exorcisms are actually happening, they can’t tell parents if arguing with their children transitioning will see them in prison and all they have is some wonky claim that it will all get worked out in Select Committee!
I call bullshit on that. You can’t tell us how many people this impacts, you can’t tell us who will get arrested and you can’t tell us how it will be applied.
Select Committee is supposed to refine the law process not write the whole thing.
Labour and the Greens keep claiming that you need the Attorney-General to sign off on any prosecution as if that’s a safety valve!
Look, this is either a feel good woke virtue signal that you never intend to actually use – hence the AG sign off, or even more horrifically, Labour and the Greens are actually saying these will become political prosecutions where the Police and the Crown are sidelined in the pursuit of law by a politicized Attorney-General.
Which one is it? Woke virtue signal no one will use or politicized prosecution’s?
Isn’t it funny how we on the Left go on and on and on and on about how violent and counter productive prison is?
How it deforms justice and simply creates people more damaged coming out of it than they went in and how only the worst of the worst should go there?
Well, I believe that and I will always champion mercy and prison upgrades, yet I look at my comrades on the woke middle class left and their snarling desire for punitive 3year and 5year vengeance prison sentences when it comes to hate speech and gay conversion therapy and I’m reminded of just how hypocritical and intellectually bankrupt their cult is.
This is a bewildering self mutilation on behalf of Labour that will bleed political capital. This is why they needed Winston.
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