You may have seen in the media that Transport for London have had adverts on their bus by Stonewall saying
Some people are gay. Get over it
Well this week it came to light that Anglican Mainstream, an organisation which doesn't represent any Anglican mainstream I've ever encountered, wanted bus adverts saying
Not gay! Ex-gay, post-gay and proud. Get over it!
TfL have banned these adverts now that they have noticed them; they blame them slipping through the net on the ad agency who manages the process. They have also stated that they believe these adverts would damage the diversity known for in London.
So the question is this; how can one advert be allowed and not the other?
I don't agree with the Anglican Mainstream version at all; I am campaigning for gay marriages in the church; but surely we live in a country where open debate is allowed.
The Stonewall advert was clearly provided as part of the ongoing debate, or knowing that it would raise debate. It has an important point to make about diversity and equality and discrimination; but it was meant to cause a reaction.
I am unsure how these issues can ever get sorted out; I pray that we can learn to live alongside each other in tolerance and respect; but fighting over ad space is surely not the right way to go about it.
I propose a new advert for the buses
I am who I am. Get over it