by James Parker, MercatorNet:
LGBTQ+ activists who want to ban so-called ‘conversion therapy’, that’s who.
Battlelines are being drawn in Australia between LGBTQ+ rights and religious freedom.
Australian broadcaster SBS recently featured LGBTQ+ advocate Chris Csabs, a “gay Christian” campaigning to end “LGBTQ+ Conversion Therapy”.
The timing could not have been better. It coincided with the release of the government’s draft religious freedom bill. Csabs said that he didn’t need “more religious freedom”; he wants to see LGBTQ+ rights strengthened and religious freedom curbed.
The same week an international research team, some of whom identify as gay, published a study of almost a half million people which found that there is no such thing as a gay gene.
Yes, that gnawing sense deep down within most people – also present in many gays and lesbians, incidentally – that no one is really born gay, is correct. This explains why LGBTQ+ ideologues labour relentlessly to quash every debate where nurture has clashed with nature.
If homosexuality is not innate and immutable, what basis is there for describing the LGBTQ+ community as a protected class deserving of preferential treatment? The simple answer is: none whatsoever.