Reported 6th July, 2012
Stonewall’s 7th annual conference entitled ‘Education for All’ took place yesterday (5 July) at the British Library.
Members of Christian group Core Issues Trust took this opportunity to hold a peaceful protest outside the venue in order to put forward an alternative view and challenge Stonewall’s narrative.
Mike Davidson, the founder of Core Issues Trust, said:
“They say that their aim is to stamp out homophobic bullying and to equip educators and youth professionals to teach gender diversity through celebration of ‘different’ families to all school age children, aged 5 and above.
“But Stonewall is deliberately misrepresenting the facts about bullying in an attempt to silence contrary views and promote its own agenda. It is ‘foregrounding’ homophobic abuse in such a way as to ignore or devalue other forms of unacceptable behaviour, strikingly reported as prevalent by Ofsted in its recent report No Place for Bullying.”
Mike Davidson believes that the event was a good opportunity to expose people to an alternative, biblical view on sexuality, and to show that homosexual identity is not fixed and should not be promoted to children.
“Despite what they maintain, all the evidence suggests sexual identity is flexible and subject to influence by environmental factors, especially in the case of children.
“Individuals who are unhappy with feelings of same sex attraction, and want to strengthen their heterosexual orientation and aspire to traditional family life should be allowed to do so. Stonewall and other gay rights groups should respect this.
“Demonising and condemning all dissent in the way they do, isn’t just unhelpful: it’s cruel. And imposing this worldview onto children through education is Orwellian mind-control.
“Stonewall claims tolerance and diversity, yet is attempting to silence people who hold contrary or traditional views, even where backed by science and/or based on faith.”