In part one of this look into the British Government’s LGBT Action Plan 2018- Improving the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people, we looked at the introduction. Let us move on to the Executive summary.
In July 2017, the Government launched a national survey of LGBT people. The survey was open to anyone who identified as having a minority sexual orientation, gender identity or had variations in sex characteristics. It asked questions about people’s experiences of living in the UK and in accessing public services. They asked questions about education, healthcare, personal safety and employment.
The survey received more than 108,000 responses, making it the largest national survey of its kind anywhere in the world.
This ‘LGBT Action Plan’ explains how we will advance the rights of LGBT people both at home and abroad, and improve the way that public services work for them. Our vision is for everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or sex characteristics, to be able to live safe, happy and healthy lives where they can be themselves without fear of discrimination.
This makes no provision for people who wish to live their lives or who wish their children to be able to live their lives in a traditionally Christian culture. Christians and those who believe in traditional sexual morality will have to submit to the push to move our society towards Sodom and Gomora. [I do trust that the use of the term Sodom and Gomora will not offend those who are from the LGBT community as… well they celebrate their sodomy with pride]. Traditional morality must fall, that immorality may flourish. This is our Governments policy. Theresa May, may say that this is a Christian country… but it is not.
We will establish an ‘LGBT Implementation Fund’ to deliver this action plan. The Government Equalities Office will allocate £4.5 million of funding, which will be available until the end of the Spending Review period in March 2020, and will seek additional funding in future years.
You the Christian must pay for this perversion of our society. Are we moving to the point where Christians will have to take a stand against the way our taxes are being spent?
This funding will be used to deliver the commitments in this plan, and enable public, private and voluntary sector organisations to deliver projects that respond to the findings from the survey.
Not only will you have to pay for the government to implement this plan, but many NGOs and the like who will be powerfully anti-christian will also be funded to fight against the Church and its values.
We will ensure that LGBT people’s needs are at the heart of the National Health Service. Our survey showed that LGBT people feel their specific needs go unaddressed when accessing healthcare. We will appoint a National Adviser to provide leadership on reducing the heath inequalities that LGBT people face, and we will seek to establish a more modern care model for adult gender identity services in England.
LGBT people who break a leg or who get the flu already have equal access to the NHS. I suspect what is going to be pushed for here is more NHS support for sex-change operations and the like. The NHS was not and should not be set up for this type of health support. It should be to provide general health care for general needs, broken legs and general illness.
There will, of course, need to be a great deal of extra need for STD treatment too.
We will act so that every child and young person feels safe in education, and can achieve their potential.
You can not make schools LGBT promoting and not harm children. Even today, we are hearing of children who go to bed at night frightened that they will wake up having changed their sex. It is possible that you might be able to overcome this with more education, but you can not do that, without bringing the whole subject of sex and sexuality to children who just do not need to have these subjects pushed on then at a young age. You will also have to undermine all, normal standards of sexual morality to make LGBT acceptable.
Our survey found that our education system is not preparing LGBT young people for later life, and that homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying is a problem we still need to tackle. We will continue to invest in programmes that tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools, and ensure that the new subjects of Relationships Education, and Relationships and Sex Education will support pupils, whatever their developing sexual orientation or gender identity.
Our schools are not preparing our children to get a job, let alone to manage to navigate morality. Now, I am not arguing in favour of bullying of any kind. But we will not make our young people happier or healthier buy making sexual immorality more acceptable. Nor by undermining basic fundamental scientific biology. By doing this, we will just make people less sure what is right and true and less secure who they are.
We will act so that LGBT people feel safe in their own homes and in their communities. Our survey shows that many LGBT people do not report hate incidents they experience and that the abhorrent practice of conversion therapy is still alive in our country. We will bring forward proposals to end the practice of conversion therapy in the UK, and take further action on hate crime as part of our upcoming refresh of the 2016 Hate Crime Action Plan.
Yes, we want everyone to feel safe at home, but bringing the idea of being safe at home and the “abhorrent practice of conversion therapy” into the same paragraph, is to use erroneous logic to support their argument. You set up the idea of safety at home, and use it to knock down the practice of conversion therapy.
Now, I suppose we need to distance ourselves from hurtful or hateful methods of trying to “change” someone form a homosexual to a heterosexual. However, we must stand up for the right of people, particularly Christians who may be suffering from same-sex attraction and who want help to manage or to overcome these feelings.
We will ensure transgender people are treated with dignity and respect. Our survey showed dissatisfaction with the gender recognition process. We will immediately consult on reforming the Gender Recognition Act 2004 and consider how best to make the gender recognition process less bureaucratic and intrusive.
We are looking at legalising the denial of basic science, basic biology. A man does not become a woman, just because he says that he feels like one. He does not even become a woman if he has every visible sign of his manhood removed and changed to look like a woman. Every cell of his body, still cries out that he is a man.
Making it that a man can become a woman just by saying he is one, pays no care for the feelings of men and women who wish to use changing rooms, toilets, or other services provided for, and by, people who are the sex they are biologically. Again, We must give up all rights for normal, traditional morality and biology to accommodate those who wish to deny these things.
We will improve our understanding of the issues faced by people who identify as non-binary and people who are intersex. Our survey gave us new insight into the experiences of these groups, but we have more to learn. We will launch separate Calls for Evidence on the issues faced by non-binary and intersex people.
What about the other 72 genders? Are we to accommodate all of these too? What about the woman who is married to the Eifel Tower, the grown man who claims to be a six-year-old girl. should we accommodate these people to?
We will trial innovative ways of tackling deep-seated prejudices in our communities. Our survey showed that many LGBT people are not comfortable with the simple act of holding their partner’s hand in front of others. We will work across the public, private and voluntary sectors to improve the representation of LGBT people in public life, championing role models and giving people the confidence to be themselves in public.
The BBC is already something like 4 times more LGBT than the general public. Will we see this corrected… NO WAY!
We will deliver the commitments set out in this document by the end of this Parliament. We will listen to the needs of LGBT people and the LGBT sector organisations that support them as we deliver this plan, and establish a new LGBT Advisory Panel to guide our work and hold us to account. We will also provide regular updates to Parliament on our progress.
But we will not listen to traditionalists because they are bigots.
Whilst this is a national action plan, it covers some policy areas that are devolved. It will have varying levels of effect across the four nations of the UK, owing to existing devolution arrangements.
Everyone in this country should feel safe and happy to be who they are, and to love who they love, without judgement or fear. All people, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation, should be supported to reach their full potential. This action plan sets out the ways in which the Government hopes to move closer to that goal.
Everyone? Everyone should feel safe and happy to be who they are? Paedophiles, bigamists, people practising incest? No matter what your sexual perversion, you are welcome here, without judgment or fear. “All people, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation, should be supported to reach their full potential.” God help us when the only standard is that everyone and everything must be acceptable.
“Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” (Mark 7:7)