This week the British Government issued its LGBT Action Plan 2018- Improving the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.
I am not going to be able to give a full review, but let make a start… more to follow D.V.
From the Ministerial foreword by Rt. Hon. Penny Mordaunt Minister for Women and Equalities, [I might want to question the “Right Honourable” bit. I guess it comes from a time when members of parliament were supposed to be men of hounour.]
“One statistic alone speaks volumes. Two-thirds of respondents said they had avoided holding their same-sex partner’s hand in public for fear of a negative reaction. Holding hands with someone you love should be one of the simplest things in the world; not a source of fear or hesitation.”
There are a number of things that we could draw from this.
Dispight all their “Pride,” they know that what they are doing is both unacceptable and wrong. Or at least they know that our society still does not accept it as right. They might want it to be right and wish that everyone would accept it… in fact, I suspect that it is more than acceptance, that they want. They want positive affirmation. But to date, they do not have that universally.
Some of the key actions include:
. appointing a national LGBT health adviser to provide leadership on reducing the health inequalities that LGBT people face
. extending the anti-homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying programme in schools
bringing forward proposals to end the practice of conversion therapy in the UK
. taking further action on LGBT hate crime – improving the recording and reporting of, and police response to, hate crime
Hmmm… what health inequalities? Is the NHS not available to LGBT people? I suspect that again what they want os not equality of opportunity, but of outcome… or even preferential treatment.
If you engage in hazardous sexual practices, why should those who do not engage in risky sexual practice take a lower place?
“End the practice of conversion therapy,” it is not freedom, or choice, that the LGBT community wants, but the forced acceptance of their life choices. If you have same-sex attractions that you do not want, you can not choose to seek help. that will become illegal. If you have same-sex attraction, you MUST embrace it and celebrate it. You CANNOT move away from it.
Schools, magazines, TV can promote the LGBT lifestyle, but you can not help those who do not want to embrace it, to overcome or resist that temptation.
We may even find that churches will fall foul of this plane. We may find that the preaching of the gospel, let alone the offer of counselling for sexual holiness will become illegal.
The Left has been unsuccessful in silencing of shutting down the preaching of the Gospel under hate crime law. Now they will put another tool in their toolbox to try to shut up the church.
Ho, and they will strengthen the attack on the church through that hate crime method too, “taking further action on LGBT hate crime – improving the recording and reporting of, and police response to, hate crime.”
There is a wholesale rejection of the morals and standards of God and the Bible and a powerful movement to STAMP “man is God” over our nations and its morals.
“Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” (Mark 7:7)