Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Hateful hands across the world

In the face of growing tolerance and acceptance of GLBT people around the globe, homophobic groups are reaching out to each other and forging links like never before.

A conference held two weeks ago in London, with the awkward title, “Sex and the City: Redeeming Sex Today – A Judaeo-Christian Conference for All”, is illustrative of the trend.

Billed as “ideal for clergy, rabbis, psychologists, therapists, educators and others concerned about the plethora of sexual issues confronting us in today’s society”, the focus of the conference was “those struggling with unwanted SSA (same-sex attraction)”, or in less politically correct terminology, ex-gays.

The stars of the conference were a gaggle of quack experts flown in from the United States, but the organisers, Anglican Mainstream, have their roots firmly in the British Commonwealth.

Anglican Mainstream is the anti-gay, anti-female ordination wing of the worldwide Anglican Communion, drawing most of its membership from the Anglican churches of the developing world — particularly in Africa where clergy walk hand-in-hand with government in persecuting gay men and lesbians. Read more
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