Articles from Strong Silent Types
I love the word ‘fag’…
It epitomises who I am, my freedom and my pride…
News that the first priest charged in Australia for failing to report the sex crimes of another priest, has died while awaiting trial, was of much interest to me. Fr. Tom Brennan was the Principal at St Pius X College in Adamstown, NSW, when I was a student there in the mid to late 1970s. He was wholly aware that the now convicted paedophile, Fr.
‘Workplace mobbing is nonsexual harassment of a coworker by a group of members of an organization for the purpose of removing the targeted individual(s) from the organization or at least a particular unit of the organization. Mobbing involves individual, group, and organizational dynamics.
It’s no big secret that many Christian Churches hate us fags with a passion. This is not mere ‘uncomfortableness’ with the idea that two men might get it on differently to how your ma and da did it but utter disgust that such men not only make love, but can actually love each other.
This Wednesday is ‘ANZAC Day’ in Australia, a day on which we remember those men and women who marched bravely off to war and especially those who did not return. For those who did, a necessary myth of the unrelenting war machine is that just as young soldiers must be honourably blown to bits by land mines (or whatever), the damaged ex-veterans must carry themselves with quiet dignity.