A SHOCKING report due to be released tomorrow by Stonewall Scotland indicates that schools are doing little to combat homophobia.
Stonewall’s investigation is the first-ever study the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual schoolchildren in Scotland.
Colin Macfarlane, Director of Stonewall Scotland, told the Sunday Herald:
The report shows the stark reality of the situation in our schools today. It is very worrying that only 11 percent of our respondents hear their teacher repeatedly challenge homophobic bullying when they encounter it. There is clearly a major issue in Scottish schools about tackling homophobia.
A CHRISTIAN quack, parading as a “psychotherapist”, has lost her appeal against a malpractice finding by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). An investigation arose following her attempt to foist a “gay cure” on an undercover journalist.
REPORTS of the Catholic leaders recruiting kids to help do their dirty work in their vicious ongoing battle against gay marriage have provoked fury among human rights campaigners – and, at one school in London, a backlash by pupils.
A DAMNING report – headed Homosexual ‘cure’ is hell for many – has been published today in Melbourne’s Sunday Age. It details the activities of Christian groups in Australia aping their crazy counterparts in the US by offering “conversion” programmes to tormented gay people.
According to the Age, there are five such programmes in Melbourne and at least ten interstate. Modelled on America’s ”ex-gay” groups, all have fundamentalist Christian roots. Many view homosexuality as an illness that can be cured – an approach some describe as ”pray away the gay”.
The UK gay Humanist charity, the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT), has no regrets at the news that Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is to stand down.
PTT Secretary George Broadhead said:
The appointment of Dr Rowan Williams ten years ago was welcomed by some LGBT activists, notably Christian ones, as they believed him to be on the liberal wing of the Church of England and would take a benign stance on LGBT relationships and rights. However, they were soon disillusioned.
IF THERE’S one thing many Catholics are really good at is demonising their victims. The latest instance of this despicable trend concerns a Maryland woman, Barbara Johnson, who was humiliated by a Catholic priest during her mother’s funeral earlier this year.
According to The Advocate, when Johnson came forward to receive communion, Father Marcel Guarnizo, the vicar of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Gaithersburg, told her, in front of others in attendance:
ALL we seem to hear these days from the “persecuted” Christian brigade is that they are having their rights trampled upon by militant atheists. Worse still, they insist, many of these pushy non-believers are hell-bent on shoving a “gay agenda” down the throats of the faithful.
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