Friday, August 28, 2009

OMAR vs SATCHWELL: what's your ruling?

some serious comments were made by Attorney Zahir Omar about Anti-apartheid activist and Judge Kathy Satchwell concerning her actions in court, her sexual orientation and her ability to relate to what he called 'God-fearing South Aricans'.

Here are some of his comments:
on behalf of his Society for the Protection of our Constitution he told the Judicial Service Commision: "learned Judge Satchwell's unconventional lifestyle is not something that the majority of South Africans can relate to. The majority of South Africans are God-fearing and follow some or other religion. there is no religion that condones homosexuality. therefore the majority portion of the South African people will not be able to identify with the learned judge".

he also commented that 'this learned judge does not have the maturity and discipline required to fulfil the office of a Constitutional Court'.

Mr Omar seems to forget that this Judge fought for the very Constitution that his 'society' protects. if it wasnt for activists like her, there would be no constitution to protect today.
if it wasnt for activists like her, we would not have the freedom of speech that he so 'freely' uses today and our constitution would not be based on democracy and equality for ALL.

what about the God -fearing people out there who are homosexual? does this mean we dont count? do we not also form part of South Africa? are we no longer good enough to serve in a democratic society? surely WE can relate to her.
and what about those South Africans who do NOT follow a religion of some sort? do we not count anymore?

as Human Rights Commision head Jody Kollapen said, 'these types of complaints undermine the very spirit of our constitution'.


my 'ruling is this: Omar, until you sit in the judges seat, keep your opinions, judgements and complaints to yourself! and dont forget those who fought before you for the foundation that you stand on today!


Sabrina said...

I support your fight! Its very important for this community to have members like you to pretect gays rights ! Good luke ! Kiss

Charl-Van-Den-Berg said...

thanx for the support sabrina!!!

sabrina said...

It's a real pleasure !!!

Vanessa O said...

'God-fearing' Gay just doesn't go.

God Fearing means exactly that 'To Fear Yahweh' which means to obey His commands. Yahweh is Truth and His Word is Truth. Just because people believe in God doesn't make them Yahweh fearing. The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom....Proverbs. We cannot critise or show intolerance to others when they don't agree with our views. Truth will always remain Truth no matter what others would like it to be. The traditional family is the cornerstone of our society and just as minority groups have 'rights', I as a Yahweh fearing person have 'rights'. So what do we do? Isn't it trying to impose your views on someone because you think they are trying to impose their views on you?? So who is right at the end of the day... That is why Yahweh gave us a 'manual' as truth and by which all things are judged.

Charl-Van-Den-Berg said...

hey there vanessa o!

thanks so much for your input!
rhis is what this blog is about...for everybody to have their say and so, together come toa better understanding of each other and the comunity as a whole!

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