Christians want the right to discriminate against gays

You hear it over and over again: Christians are complaining as gays gain rights (the same rights as everyone else, in fact), they begin to lose theirs. More particularly, their “right” to openly discriminate is being challenged, and as people get sacked or lose career opportunities because of their bigotry, they’re crying foul.

Recently, a Christian doctor, Hans-Christian Raabe, who had been foolishly appointed to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs in the UK was sacked after it was discovered he had co-authored a bigoted study linking gays with pedophilia:

He co-authored a study called “Gay Marriage And Homosexuality: Some Medical Comments in February 2005.” The article said that, while the majority of homosexuals are not engaged in pedophilia, there is a disproportionately greater number of homosexuals among pedophiles.

“My appointment has merely been revoked as a result of my views on matters completely unrelated to drug policy,” Raabe complained in comments published the same day by the Daily Mail newspaper.

It turns out his appointment had already drawn a great deal of criticism (stemming from his “abstinence” stand on all drugs), and when the board found out he had co-authored the study, several members threatened to quit if he wasn’t removed.

His fellow co-religionists are crying foul, saying this is discrimination and the board is anti-Christian. So far, they seem unable to grasp the concept that bigotry is not something society is feeling altogether tolerant about. Had Raabe written a study linking lower IQ with race or gender, he would have been a pariah just the same.

No society can be tolerant of all views and ideas. It’s impossible. You cannot hope to have a free society and allow the systematic discrimination of a group based on their sexual orientation, color, or gender. The perception of Christians that their right to “practice their religion” is being infringed upon is a shield to mask their refusal to accept that homosexuality is not a choice, and certainly not a sin.

Society is taking a stand for the equal treatment of all individuals, and the xenophobic practices and beliefs of many religions will be marginalized as a result. It’s no great loss.

Comments (2)

  • avatar

    Danitoba

    What isn’t clear to me is how this study that he did relates to his work today. If people can be fired for having unpopular/wrong opinions on unrelated topics, where does it end.

    No doubt you would lose your shit if someone were fired for being an atheist, a far more likely scenario in most of the world. We should hold to the principle your value at work should be determined by your work. When you get away from that, you automatically lose free speech, free thought and freedom of association. To my mind the founding principles of Western thought.

    Speaking of your value at work should be determined by your work… the people who hired Dr. Raabe, without taking the time to read his CV are the ones who should be fired.

  • avatar

    Joey3264

    “while the majority of homosexuals are not engaged in pedophilia, there is a disproportionately greater number of homosexuals among pedophiles”

    then why are you using this to express the MAJORITY of gays as Pedos? thats my question to this prick, he just said the majority wasn’t.

    thats no different than saying
    “while the majority of Negroes do not participate in gangs, there is a disproportionately greater number of Negroes within organized crime”

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