Christian doctor sacked from drugs advisory panel for concerns over homosexuality
LONDON, February 9, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Christian medical doctor who had been appointed to a UK government drugs advisory panel has been sacked after complaints from homosexualists and others who objected to his comments connecting the homosexual lifestyle with drug abuse and child sex abuse.
Dr. Hans-Christian Raabe was appointed to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD). He earned the wrath of gay activists when he said that substance abuse is one reason the homosexual lifestyle is destructive. He is a member and consultant for the Maranatha Community, a Christian movement that offers counseling for homosexuals who wish to leave the lifestyle.
Home Office officials also said Raabe had failed to disclose being co-author of a study suggesting a link between homosexuality and pedophilia. During the interview process for the panel, Dr. Raabe was asked to disclose anything about his personal or professional life that could embarrass either the Government or the ACMD.
A spokesman for the Home Office said, “Dr. Raabe’s appointment to the ACMD has been revoked and we will be starting a recruitment campaign for a replacement GP shortly.”
The report in question, a brief titled “Gay Marriage and Homosexuality, Some Medical Comments” was presented to Canadian parliamentarians who were considering the bill that would create “gay marriage.”
It warned that the normalization of homosexual activity has already resulted in severe public health risks and would increase public health care costs to care for and treat persons affected by risky sexual behavior.
“Over 70 per cent of all AIDS diagnoses in Canada in adults over the age of 15 up to June 2004 were in homosexual men (13,019 out of 19,238),” it said.
The comment in the report that has particularly incensed the UK’s homosexualists and their defenders in the media warned of the connection between homosexuality and child sexual abuse.
“While the majority of homosexuals are not involved in paedophilia…there is a disproportionately greater number of homosexuals among paedophiles and an overlap between the gay movement and the movement to make paedophilia acceptable.”
Despite its political unpopularity, this conclusion was supported by a 1998 document from the Home Office, the department responsible for Dr. Raabe’s removal from the drugs panel, that said, “approximately 20 to 33 per cent of child sexual abuse is homosexual in nature,” despite the fact that homosexuals make up at most a few percent of the overall population.
In a statement, Dr. Raabe said, “My appointment has been revoked based on the wrong perception that I could potentially discriminate against gay people – something I have never done, neither in my private nor professional life.”
It was revoked, he said, “as a result of my views on matters completely unrelated to drugs policy.”
Colin Hart, Director of the Christian Institute, commented, “It looks like political correctness is alive and well at the Home Office.”