Strange times when mocking sexuality is considered worse than denying people their right to freedom of worship

Published: October 16, 2016 at 8:41pm

We’re living in strange times when mocking a person for being transgender draws down the opprobrium of the government’s heavy-hitters, who talk about prosecution, but trying to deny people their fundamental human right to freedom of worship does not.

Stephen Florian is an ignorant bigot who is a poor example to the students he teaches at the University of Malta, and for that reason, it is the university which should call him out: both on his mocking of transgender individuals and his attempts at denying Muslims a place of worship.

Oh, and there’s also his contempt for “atheists”, which is also covered by the human right to freedom of worship, which includes the freedom not to worship.

Quite frankly, I am sick of the sight and sound of Helena Dalli, Minister of Civil Liberties, and her constant prating about transgender this, transgender that, gay this, gay that, emergency contraception this and emergency contraception that. We’re not living in the 1970s. Except for oddities like Florian, nobody really gives a damn whether somebody is transgender, gay or using emergency contraception.

But we do care about the fact that she’s not averse to a touch of corruption and cronyism, and has had her loutish son put on the public payroll in a corrupt appointment – yes, the very same loutish son who spends his time socialising and producing programmes with the democratic world’s only communications aide who is paid by a prime minister to denigrate journalists and government critics rather than build bridges with them and work to win their respect.

We must do whatever we can to preserve the genetic heritage of the Maltese race.

We must do whatever we can to preserve the genetic heritage of the Maltese race.