Get set for gay November
The media agenda is already being turned toward gay issues, with just over a month till the ALP conference. The homosexual lobby is turning on all the pressure it can, before the conference votes on same-sex marriage.
The news links this week include stories from both home and abroad on what has tuned into a liberal cause célèbre.
Overseas, a taste of what may come in Australia, when even expressing a view on Facebook, can endanger your job. This is frightening. No wonder that a former British minister is accusing the government of double standards.
Finally, some other stories you should know about - a concerning report about Sydney's cocaine blizzard, Steve Jobs struggled with the big questions and my media roundup equivalent of a fluffy animal story - you know the TV commercial about angels falling to earth, attracted by a male deodorant? It has been banned in South Africa because it is supposedly offensive to Christians. I'm don't hate it because I'm a Christian - I'm offended because I have a brain. Why can't TV ads be clever - like this one.