At the Icasa hearings on TopTV’s application to screen adult content channels, theatre and testimony of the sort you normally find in church might have triumphed over evidence and rationality.
Errol Naidoo on how gay folk, feminists, and abortion led to the Marikana massacre.
The Film and Publication Board’s claim of impartiality are exposed as meaningless through their association with the right-wing Christian conservatism of Errol Naidoo’s Family Policy Institute.
Errol Naidoo, leader of the Familty Policy Institute, has decided to honor me with recognition as a “homosexual activist”.
Errol Naidoo is making a little sense, for once, in calling for the removal of religion as an example of unfair discrimination in the South African Constitution.
Errol Naidoo says that if “TopTV succeeds in launching porn channels in SA, It will open the floodgates for other broadcasters to open the sewers and release a flood of filth into our communities”, and is leading a proposed church boycott of the pay TV channel if they do go ahead.
In the Sunday Times letters page today (not available online, sorry), Cilla Webster takes issue with Ben Trovato’s open letter to Errol Naidoo regarding E-Tv’s screening the Naked News. That’s fine – she can have her view, as can Naidoo, regardless of how stupid those views might be. But Webster’s letter does allow for a quick and easy demonstration of the ‘false cause’, or ‘correlation, not cause’ fallacy
When someone presents themselves to you as having near-universally foolish views, are we entitled to call that person a fool? Or does “respect” always entail only addressing their arguments, while refraining from applying such labels to them? Errol Naidoo’s call for a boycott on e-TV recently led to a brief debate on this issue.