The Villains Manifesto
The history of Western society is a history of the struggle against the curtailment of basic human rights. The freedom to be true to one’s self and to one’s sexuality is a cornerstone in this struggle.
To ensure such rights demands both eternal vigilance and the courage to take a stand against those who would use intimidation to take such rights away.
The problem of how to secure the rights of the individual in any democratic society is addressed through the rule of law. This is essentially secular in its application.
There are many who seek to assert control based not on the rule of law but the rule of prejudice. To achieve this control they invoke traditions and Scripture that counter the hard-won battles to secure human rights under the rule of law.
The very idea of the democratic society is the application of equal rights to all and special privileges to none. This is secured through knowledge and understanding.
To live not as the world is, but how it ought to be; to fight for the right to be captain of one’s soul; and to defend the rights of the individual regardless of age, gender, or orientation: that is the objective of ‘Villains’. To discredit those who actively seek to take those rights away, and to galvanize those who have the courage to stand against them: that is what these pages will achieve.