21st September 2017
The United Kingdom state apparatus has fully embraced the normalisation of homosexual practices and uses all means at its disposal to promote gender-mainstreaming to overturn any vestige of Judeo-Christian foundation in its political footprint. The Church of England’s Arch Bishops Welby and Sentamu are leading the alignment of church and state with respect to the ideology of sexuality. Sex is becoming increasingly politicised and fully exploited as the means by which the state gains increasing control of its citizenry. How might Christian dissenters respond to the state’s promotion of homonormativity and what are the avenues open to them in rallying to offer an effective alternative understanding of human sexuality? How might dissenters’ voices, objecting to state exploitation of sexual mores and increasing power, be heard? This session provides insight into new pathways by which Christian and social conservative dissenters might work to create different options for those who reject the State’s narrative on sexuality.
About the OSCE: The Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States is Europe's largest annual human rights and democracy conference. It is organized every year by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) as a platform for the 57 OSCE participating States, the OSCE Partners for Co-operation, OSCE structures, civil society, international organizations and other relevant actors to take stock of the implementation of OSCE human dimension commitments, discuss associated challenges, share good practices and make recommendations for further improvement.