LGBT hater Martin Barillas of LifeSiteNews crows over disturbing new UK study
ACCORDING to LSN, one of is regular contributors, Martin Barillas, ‘is a former US diplomat who served at embassies in Europe and South America, and earned a Meritorious Service Award from the US Department of State. After his diplomatic service, he was an advocate for human rights and democracy in Latin America.’
But human rights, in Barillas’s world shouldn’t extend to LGBT communities, as many of his hateful articles indicate.
In his latest piece, Barillas, inset, homes in on a new British Social Attitudes Survey which shows that acceptance of homosexual activity in the UK has declined for the first time since 1987 and the onset of the AIDS crisis.
In 1983, the British Social Attitudes Survey (BSA) found that eight out of every 10 persons surveyed considered sexual relations between persons of the same sex objectionable. Until now, the number of Britons who are indifferent or accepting of sodomy has increased. The latest survey, however, found that the number of Britons accepting sodomy as normal has fallen. According to the latest numbers, about one third of those surveyed are opposed to sodomy. The study has been conducted since the 1980s to study longitudinal changes in social attitudes.
Barrillas went on quote Ciarán Kelly, above, Deputy Director of the ‘pro-life, pro-family’ Christian Institute as saying that there is:
Increasing pressure on people who are happy to tolerate sexual relations between adults of the same sex to endorse or celebrate it.
Kelly said the reversal may reflect some pushback against:
A new orthodoxy that not to celebrate same-sex relations is homophobic.
The study acknowledged:
While social norms have changed, there is a significant minority of the population who remain uncomfortable with same-sex relationships and as such we may have reached a point of plateau.
Researchers said that while there remains “some way to go” in the public’s acceptance of transgenderism, they expect opinions to change. The survey showed:
A marked divide between the attitudes of religious and non-religious people.
In 2017, the acceptance of homosexuality among Britons reached a high of 68 percent. In the newest study, that number dropped to 66 percent. T
he study also examined respondents according to their professed religions, finding a significant difference among non-believers, Christians, and people of other faiths. For example, 93 percent of non-believers have no objection to pre-marital sex, while only 66 percent of Christians and 35 percent of those professing other faiths thought likewise.
The research showed that 73 percent of respondents not affiliated with a religion believe that same-sex couples should be able to have a civil partnership, as compared to 67 percent of Anglicans, 59 percent of Catholics, 58 percent of “other Christians,” and 34 percent of people of other faiths.
Barillas points out:
Social and religious conservatives in the UK have become more outspoken in their defense of marriage and traditional values. For example, protests flared again this week at the Parkfield community school in Saltley, Birmingham, in the British Midlands. In March, parents removed their children from the school for a day in protest against what they see as the teaching of homosexuality and transgenderism.
The “No Outsiders” curriculum, written by Birmingham teacher Andrew Moffat, has been divisive, especially among Muslims, who contend that the Koran strictly forbids homosexual behavior. Police have been called in to lessen tensions in and around the school, while parents contend that the objectionable curriculum is “brainwashing their children to be gay.”