New U.K. PM Gordon Brown Promises Gays “Crack-Down” on “Homophobia”
By Hilary White
LONDON, July 18, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Newly appointed British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, writing to the homosexual online news centre, PinkNews, promised that his government would continue to promote the homosexual political agenda both at home and abroad.
Brown praised the work of Labour in forwarding the homosexual political aims: "I think this Government has made a huge amount of progress: for example, we’ve equalised the age of consent, repealed Section 28 [that banned promotion of homosexuality "as a pretended family relationship" in schools], and made it illegal to discriminate on grounds of sexual orientation."
"I would like to think that my whole political life has been a fight for equality and a fairer society," he said.
But the rhetoric of "human rights" has failed to impress pro-family advocates who have seen the advance of homosexual political gains at the expense of protections for freedom of speech and religious expression.
One British pro-family lobbyist speaking anonymously to LifeSiteNews.com said that the reality behind the words goes far beyond protecting persecuted and marginalised minorities from unjust discrimination, to the normalisation of homosexuality. "The agenda here is to make being ‘gay’ just as socially acceptable as being black or Jewish."
Brown promised that the newly established Commission for Equality and Human Rights would be employed to ensure "anti-discrimination laws are enforced." One of the important areas left, he said, is to "tackle homophobic bullying in schools," the next goal identified by the hugely successful homosexual lobby group Stonewall.
Fr. Timothy Finigan, a Catholic theology professor and founder of the Association of Priests for the Gospel of Life, told LifeSiteNews.com that the Prime Minister’s assurances to the homosexuals are an indication of how closely the Labour party is following the homosexual efforts to outlaw all opposition, particularly religious opposition in schools. "He’s really nailing his colours to the mast."
Homophobic bullying, Fr. Finigan said, is a key code word established by Stonewall for not allowing schools to promote natural marriage and the family as normative.
All human rights organisations, Fr. Finigan said, now work on the principle that homosexuality is the equivalent of race with homosexual sex being the "racial" characteristic that defines the homosexual person. To criticise that activity as sinful, therefore, is by definition discriminatory against homosexuals.
With this principle in mind it is likely that the government’s new Commission will be used to stifle moral opposition to homosexual activity, especially in religious schools. "The gay lobby will be able to outlaw certain expressions or possibly even certain opinions," Fr. Finigan said.
Brown promised that his government would also ensure that the Commission "plays its full part in changing attitudes".
He also promised his government would advance the homosexual movement’s goals abroad. "We have announced an international strategy to promote rights overseas, which includes Britain’s commitment to the universal decriminalisation of homosexuality," he told PinkNews. "We are and will continue to work with foreign partners and domestic organisations to protect the human rights of gay and lesbian people throughout the world."
"There is more to do and I can promise this Government will continue to do all it can to make Britain a fairer and more tolerant place."
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