By Deacon Nick Donnelly, on February 22nd, 2014
Graham Norton, the homosexual BBC TV celebrity, has called Catholics who defend marriage in debates about the legalization of so called ‘same-sex marriage’ ‘rats trapped in the corner of a barn’.
Graham Norton said:
‘This tiny minority can yell all they want, but it’s over. It’s all done. The Iona Institute, and people like that, are like rats trapped in the corner of a barn. They know the jig is up. That’s why they’re screaming so loud.” However, he added that he was glad gay marriage opponents existed as “they drag everyone towards the centre”. ”You hear their opinions and suddenly you’re a little bit more tolerant – because you don’t want to be them!”
Graham Norton was expressing anger at the news that the Irish TV network RTE had paid out damages to four members of the Iona Institute and two Irish journalists because they had been defamed on a TV show by homosexual transvestite Panti Bliss for their defence of marriage. Panti Bliss said:
‘The only place that you see it’s ok to be really horrible and mean about gays is on the internet in the comments and people who make a living writing opinion pieces for newspapers.’ When asked who he was talking about, Panti Bliss mentioned John Waters, Breda O’Brien and the Iona Institute.’
According to the BBC ‘The Iona officials and journalists John Waters and Breda O’Brien, who are all vocally opposed to gay marriage, claimed they had been defamed and threatened to sue the broadcaster.’
Graham Norton told Irish magazine Hot Press he was “furious” about RTE’s decision. He also said gay marriage opponents were “out of touch” with new Ireland. ”I’m not registered to vote in Ireland but I do pay the licence fee there,” said Norton, adding that he was “furious that some of my money has gone to these idiots”. ”RTE settling wasn’t gutless, it was absolutely moronic.”
Protect the Pope comment: Not only has Graham Norton called Catholics who oppose same-sex marriage vermin, but his use of the metaphor ‘rats trapped in the corner of a barn’ contains overtones of violence. Anyone from a rural background knows that rats are trapped in the corners of barns to be killed as vermin. A few years ago Prof Richard Dawkins said people of Faith were like a virus that was difficult to eradicate, and now Graham Norton is calling Catholics vermin trapped in a barn to be killed. Apparently the media has no problem broadcasting violent verbal attacks against Catholics and other people of Faith if those violent verbal attacks are made by homosexuals and atheists.