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  1. What a joke 24 Jan 2011, 11:17am

    What do you expect from Theresa May? And some of you voted for the tory party! What a joke.

  2. Jock S. Trap 24 Jan 2011, 11:22am

    “There is a higher burden of depression, [and] attempted or completed suicide among the ‘gay population’.”

    Ironic that he can’t see that the real reason is because of homophobic Jerks like him.

    This weasel needs to be routed out of the adviser position if the Government wish to hold any crediblity. These roles need to be filled by unbiased people who do not feel the need to discriminate.

  3. michael duggan 24 Jan 2011, 11:24am

    I refrained from jumping to conclusions regarding Theresa May, but she is clearly a bigot, and it’s disappointing that the progress the Conservative party has made regarding gay rights is jeopardised by her appointment to such a high profile position.

  4. MEP Roger Helmer has not been reprimand for his homophobia!

    A Tory spokesperson said; “Roger’s comments were taken out of context but they don’t represent the views of the Conservative Party.”

    You could of fooled me.

  5. Dr Hans-Christuian Raabe’s intention seems to be to defame gay men and lesbian women, an attitude and sentiment that has much in common with those who helped to create the “KIll The Gays Bill” in Uganda

    From 5 to 8 March 2009, a workshop took place in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, that featured three American evangelical Christians: Scott Lively, an author who has written several books opposing homosexuality; Caleb Lee Brundidge, a self-professed former gay man who conducts sessions to heal homosexuality; and Don Schmierer, a board member of Exodus International, an organisation devoted to promoting “freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ”.[11] The theme of the conference, according to The New York Times, was the “gay agenda”: “how to make gay people straight, how gay men often sodomized teenage boys and how ‘the gay movement is an evil institution’ whose goal is ‘to defeat the marriage-based society and replace it with a culture of sexual promiscuity’ “.[9] An Anglican priest from Zambia named Kapya Kaoma was in attendance, and reported on the conference. Ugandan Stephen Langa organised it, and was supported by Lively, who asserted in his workshops that homosexuality was akin to child molestation and bestiality, and causes higher rates of divorce and HIV transmission. Lively’s emphasis was on the cohesion of the African family, that he said was being threatened by homosexuals looking to recruit youth into their ranks. According to Kaoma, during the conference, one of the thousands of Ugandans in attendance announced, “[The parliament] feels it is necessary to draft a new law that deals comprehensively with the issue of homosexuality and…takes into account the international gay agenda… Right now there is a proposal that a new law be drafted. (that has since became known internationally as The Kill The Gays Bill)

    American evangelicals such as Scott Lively and California pastor Rick Warren have a history of involvement in Uganda where they focus their missionary work. As a result, Warren and others have become influential in the shaping of public policy in Uganda, Nigeria, and to a lesser extent, Kenya.[12] Stephen Langa, the March 2009 workshop organiser, specifically cited an unlicensed conversion therapist named Richard A. Cohen, who states in a book that was given to Langa and other prominent Ugandans,

    Homosexuals are at least 12 times more likely to molest children than heterosexuals; homosexual teachers are at least 7 times more likely to molest a pupil; homosexual teachers are estimated to have committed at least 25 percent of pupil molestation; 40 percent of molestation assaults were made by those who engage in homosexuality.

    These statements were based on faulty studies performed by Paul Cameron, who has been expelled from the American Psychological Association, the Canadian Psychological Association, and the American Sociological Association.

  6. society is “in danger of believing that if you are a Christian you are not fit for public office….”

    Well, if by a ‘christian’ you mean somebody who takes the commandment ‘love one another’ seriously and practices understanding and tolerance of others then no problem. But if by a ‘Christian’ yoiu mean a narrow-minded selfish, self righteous damnation of everyone who doesn’t obey the bible literally (which is impossible as we don’t have any servants to sleep with nowadays) then no, you’re not fit for office.

  7. I love that they always use the whole “us Christians are so hard done by” argument. What is it about these people that makes them see themselves as helpless little victims?

    At the end of the day, we all hold personal views but when these views can have a direct impact on goods and services then we should hold back and at least try and be objective.

  8. I have already sent a letter to the General Medical Council asking it to examine this man’s fitness to practice. It is comparatively recently that the GMC suspended a GP for homophobic comments.
    I suggest that other readers here write to the GMC at 3, Hardman Street, Manchester M3 3AW asking for Dr Raabe’s fitness to practice be investigated. The London address is Regent’s Place, 350 Euston Road, London NW1 3JN.

  9. “Dr Raabe said that his views would not affect his advice, saying that society is “in danger of believing that if you are a Christian you are not fit for public office or you are biased or a bigot””
    Can’t think why, with loving tolerant Christian role models like Dr Raabe in positions of influence.
    Physician, heal thyself.
    And if the Tories want to put their reputation as ‘the nasty party’ behind them this is a spectacular own goal.

  10. Christianity is the only destructive thing here.
    They don’t follow their religions love and tolerance and instead judge and pursecute, they wonder why more Lunt people turn to drugs and depression and mental illness … Because we are living in a hateful intolerant society that treats us like a disease and outcasts us.
    Who really bloevedto Tories would change, they have been and alwas will be homophobic, a cold right wing hateful party representing the worst of this country.
    The Tories are worse than the bnp in my book, atleast the bnp are honest about their hate, the Tories lieto your face and try to undermine equality and human rights behind your back.
    Even worse than the Tories are the lib dems , I voted for them believing in an equal and fair caring society but instead they stand behind their Tory masters and don’t stand up for any of us in the coalition govt.
    The lib dems I think have committed political suicide they sold us out, they have to know what kind of bigot this guy is and they’ve said nothing.

  11. “This is an appointment regarding drug policy and what views I may or may not have on homosexuality are irrelevant.”

    But surely if he believes that homosexuality is somehow a causative factor in drug use or addiction, then it is highly relevant to his post?

    Not to mention the fact that someone who uses junk science to defend his position on homosexuality will also use junk science to justify his position on drugs?

  12. Theresa May appointed this crazed bigot eh?

    Well unless he has been sacked within 24 hours I think we can assume that the odious wretch Theresa May is as vilely bigotted as she has always been.

    If Theresa Mays thinks that this Raabe person is in any way qualified to sit on a government advisory committnee, then clearly Ms May herself is not fit to hold the office of Home Secretary.

    Theresa May’s poisonously hoimophobic voting record is clearlty an indication of her ongoing bigotry.

    Theresa May needs to be sacked – the hateful bigot.

  13. “This is an appointment regarding drug policy and what views I may or may not have on homosexuality are irrelevant.”

    No they are NOT irrelevant.

    The idea that homosexuality can be cured is absolute quackery.

    If a doctor believes that homosexuality can be cured then he is too dangerous a person to be allowed to minister to any patients. Who knows that other types of dangerous, fake sciences he believes in.

    I haven’t heard LGBTory’s condemnation of Theresa May yet.

    Surely they agree that May should be sacked from the government thanks to this hideous appointment.

    Or are the Tories simply tryiing to impose the neo-fascist agenda of their extreme right allies – the Law and Justice Party?

  14. I can’t believe that anyone holding such an outdated view is allowed to give advice about ANYTHING.

    Jock’s right – a great deal of depression amongst LGBT people is caused by idiotic homophobic ideas like his and the insidious drip of their poison into everyday life.

  15. A thumbnail ketch of this man shows that he is a bigoted reactionary and will be more likely to tell the Government what they want to hear on drugs policy.

  16. gemstonefairy 24 Jan 2011, 12:57pm

    why do these idiots blame us for their stupidity and stop voting for the stupid tories!

  17. I think that given that the previous papers written by the Dr. show such bias towards the gay community that this appointment is ludicrous. He has shown that he believes there is a link between illegal drug use and homosexuality a definite conflict, which Theresa May should as Equalities Minister have picked up on and excluded him.

    You can be a Christian and work in Public office, just not a bigot! What happened to separation of Church and State. I think Mary Warnock might be right we may need a discussion about a morality that is not linked to the destructive forces of beliefs!!

    This man has clearly shown and is quite unrepentant in his beliefs about the Gay community and Drugs, how then can he be an impartial analyst of data for the government with such bias!!

    Obviously his Christianity is deeply flawed. Like our friends in Islam lets not lets this extremist taint Christianity with his warped beliefs.

  18. someone should ask how ‘destructive’ someoens life is when their forced to deny and hate who they are.

    the govt should fire the guy, but wont.

  19. Mumbo Jumbo 24 Jan 2011, 1:33pm

    There’s mental and then there’s Melanie Phillips.

    Here, she opines in the Daily Heil on this and other matters gay:

    http://goo.gl/v1LfR

    (I advise a stiff drink first)

  20. Melanie Phillips is an evil Jewess. This has led me to send her the following email:
    ‘I wonder, Miss Phillips, if I refused to accommodate Jews at my bed and breakfast, what would be the legal position? Would it create the same furore that the case of the two gay men created?’
    Perhaps, if Phillips is not happy with the equality situation in this country, she should go to live in the country that the British created for her race.

  21. Dr Raabe said … society is “in danger of believing that if you are a Christian you are not fit for public office or you are biased or a bigot”.

    Because of people like you, Dr Raabe!

  22. It’s depressing that even now we have any doctors, let alone those who get high-profile appointments, who are stupid enough to use phrases like ‘homosexual lifestyle.’

  23. Go to Theresa May’s official site and make clear your opinion about this anti-gay bigot Raabe that has been appointed. (Click on “contact” and send her an email):

    http://www.tmay.co.uk/

  24. TheSuburbanBi 24 Jan 2011, 2:20pm

    “Dr Raabe said that his views would not affect his advice”

    Really? Then you’d be the first advisor in human history whose views did not affect their advice and opinions. They are *supposed* to affect your advice and opinions. You are hired because you have views and knowledge and are capable of rendering them into advice and opinions.

    Which is why, someone hired to render advice and opinions that affect the public should not be so blatantly and virulently homophobic (and whose research seems based on rubbish and religious bigotry not science or received information).

    He needs to be replaced.

  25. Theresa May ought to be sacked, immediately! I thought she was better than that, not so. Typical tory pandering to right wing religious nutters. You get what you vote for!

  26. The Heretic Philosopher 24 Jan 2011, 2:35pm

    @ Andrew…exactly the point I would make. Why has someone with such dangerous and insidious beliefs been given a position of responsibility that impacts on other peoples lives? The taxes I pay line this hate preachers pockets. I am not happy at being dehumanised and demonised by someone who doesn’t know me. How dare you make such accusations against me Dr Raabe. I am an upstanding and honorable citizen who makes a valuable contribution to the community and society. How dare you sh*t on my life with your nasty insinuations.

  27. We know the tories are pigs its the lib dems who let them in

  28. Dr very smart 24 Jan 2011, 2:51pm

    A veterinarian has more qualifications than a GP in the U.K.

    What is this Christian going to do? pray for drug addicts? and handout methadone if they agreed to pray for their daily dose? It is not the 1930s ha ha ha this country is crazy..

  29. Instead of just throwing insults around, tempting though it is in the face of such offensive provocation by this doctor, it is necessary to show that his appointment is inappropriate for reasons other than the fact that he holds the views that he does.

    I would look at his research methodology and whether it stands up to scientific peer review. If his method is similar to some other people who start from a religious viewpoint and then look for “evidence” that can be made to look like it supports that viewpoint, ignoring other evidence, rather than a more appropriate dispassionate assessment of all the evidence, then his methodology is suspect, his conclusions false, and his appointment to this position misguided and up for reconsideration.

  30. Could he be more gay? He’s so far in the closet he’s in Narnia.

  31. How can we trust the scientific judgement of a doctor who can so readily ignore the research into sexuality in favour of “biblical truths”?

  32. Is it me, or does he look and sound like like a David Walliams character?

  33. Dr very smart 24 Jan 2011, 3:39pm

    Why is this story not being reported?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12222612

    A Vatican department advised Ireland’s Catholic bishops in 1997 not to report priests suspected of child abuse to the police, a newly revealed letter shows.

  34. Chris Bamlett 24 Jan 2011, 3:44pm

    More emotional issues? higher rates of depression and suicide?

    All true, but that’s what you get for living in an oppresive society. being gay doesn’t cause these things, homophobia (such as those of this wasted of human life) does.

  35. David in Houston 24 Jan 2011, 3:52pm

    15 years with the same man, in a healthy monogamous relationship. Legally married 2 years ago in California. No diseases. No drugs. No HIV or AIDS. The only “destructive” behavior going on here is from so-called Dr. Raabe. Here’s a clue for the good doctor: When you continually demonize a segment of society, is it any wonder that they end up becoming dysfunctional?

  36. The Heretic Philosopher 24 Jan 2011, 3:56pm

    I don’t give a flying f$%k what your agenda led research tells you Dr Raabe, I am a human being not a statistic!

  37. Vickie Pollard 24 Jan 2011, 4:04pm

    Just noticed yet another anti-gay scare story in the Mail online. This time supposedly about gay maths lessons to 4 year olds. Seems the Mail is pushing a homophobic agenda almost every day now, designed to increase fear and loathing of gay people. Soon they will be repeating articles from the 1950s about how to spot a homosexual in your local pub.

  38. At the time of the election some contributors bleated “give the Tories a chance – they’ve changed!!”

    It makes me sick that all kinds of progress gets put on hold when the tories get back in power.

  39. Christine Beckett 24 Jan 2011, 4:28pm

    It’s more than a bit worrying that, despite Cameron’s claims that the Tory party is now inclusive and fully up to speed with all equality issues, it still contain some powerful people who seem attracted to the loonier side of the christian religion.

    Theresa May and this clown are not the only example, There’s also Ian Duncan Smith and his strong links to Phillpa Stroud, another right-wing homophobic christian.

    chrissie

  40. Dr very smart 24 Jan 2011, 4:33pm

    “More emotional issues? higher rates of depression and suicide? All true”
    Chris Bamlett

    The only truth is that you are stupid what makes you think it could possibly be true?

    Mental illness and suicide is far higher among born-again Christians than any other group.
    Almost everybody knows of a mentally ill religious fanatic in their neighbourhood.

    http://www.walking-wounded.net/html/christians___suicide__suicidal.html

    http://www.behindthebadge.net/suicide/index.html

  41. Christine Beckett 24 Jan 2011, 4:33pm

    Here’s what the good doctor’s group believes is the true way forward for medical care in the UK.

    http://www.maranathacommunity.org.uk/healing.aspx

    So you can expect him to bring the same kind of serious scientific clinical expertise to his new role as Drug Advisor.

    chrissie
    xxxx

  42. Vickie Pollard 24 Jan 2011, 4:37pm

    A quick google on this guy revealed the following facebook ad linked to a Manchester church which looks affiliated with Assemblies of God. This looks like the pentecostalists. Not your traditional English Christianity by a long chalk. Look up Seven Mountain Theology and you’ll find their agenda. It’s working well in Africa (e.g. Uganda) and Asia.

  43. Vickie Pollard 24 Jan 2011, 4:39pm

    Sorry here’s the ad:

    “BREAKTHROUGH SUNDAY with Dr Hans-Christian Raabe
    by Manchester City Chapel on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 8:03am
    You are welcome to a special day of breakthrough ministry and impartation, this Sunday 14th February, 2010 at Manchester City Chapel, THE HOME OF MORE THAN CONQUERORS, 52 Crossley Street, Manchester M18 8BA in our second service from 10.15am.

    Dr Raabe, a medical doctor and a pastor, is passionate about unity, renewal and healing of the body of Christ and has been to many parts of the world including USA, Africa and Europe. His heart of compassion has enabled him see the hand of the Lord touching all sorts of people from all walks of life as he communicates the truth of God’s word in simple yet effective ways. He flows in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We are looking forward to his ministry this Sunday and please invite a friend.”

  44. Vickie Pollard 24 Jan 2011, 4:51pm

    See also this story in the Guardian in 2007:

    Six UK medical experts who submitted scientific evidence to an influential inquiry by MPs into the UK’s abortion laws did not reveal links to anti-abortion groups.
    Their interests were revealed to the committee of MPs after individuals and organisations submitting evidence were asked to reveal membership of campaigning organisations relevant to the inquiry.
    “I think it’s probably fair to say that there may have been some attempt to skew the evidence,” said Des Turner MP, who is a member of the parliamentary science and technology committee. “I think committee members will be able to see through what’s going on.”…
    “Hans-Christian Raabe, a GP from Manchester, gave evidence on whether parents should be notified if their child goes to a doctor for an abortion. In his initial submission he did not list any campaigning organisations but when asked for his affiliations he listed membership of the Maranatha Community, an anti-gay Christian pressure group that pledges “to re-establish Christian values in society”.”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2007/oct/30/health.homeaffairs

  45. Why hasn’t Matthew Sephton and LGBTory condemned the appointment of this crazed extremist to the government advisory committee on drugs?

    They were quick to condemn Roger Helmer. Which was fine, however the sheer lunatic homophobia of Raabe and the questions surrounding Theresa May’s personal commitment to equality (despite being the so called Equalities Minister) are FAR more serious mattter.

    Has LGBTory been forbidden from commenting, further proving the utter uselessness and irrelevance of LGBTory?

    Or does LGBTory believe that man who believes that he can pray the gay away is a suitable person to be on a government advisory committee.

    These continuing stories about Tory homophobia are very worrying. It looks like the party remains the party for crazed, extremist bigots.

  46. Homosexuality doesn’t cause mental or physical health problems, HOMOPHOBIA does.

    How ironic that it’s always homophobes who bring up the mental and health problems common that THEIR bigotry causes in the gay community.

    They’ve got a pretty fail safe set up. Cause health problems in the gay community by promoting a culture that makes gay people hate themselves and then blame homosexuality for it.

    It’s a bit like the anti-environmentalists who do everything in their power to destroy the environment and then claim that resulting natural disasters are caused by God’s judgment on gays, feminists and…wait for it….ENVIRONMENTALISTS.

  47. This is all very typical of britain today. Religious fanatical, extremists such as this piece of filth and warsi are given positions of power to impose their fascist dogmas on the rest of us. Although we allegedly are given more equality , in practice it is undermined by extremists and bigots, whom we must tolerate or else we are racists or discriminate against their beliefs. I have had a horrific experience of seeing a therapist in london, who tried to implement and advise on “cure”techniques. I was met with hostility when trying to raise a complaint with the nhs/gmc and was not well enough to deal with written correspondence at that period. I can only guess that this therapist is still employing the same tactics.

  48. anyone can produce all sorts of figures but to back them up with hard sound evidence is another thing. his views should be scrutinised and if found to be unprofessional then he should be sacked, to avoid any more embarrassment to the office he currently holds. hiding behind oppressed christian tag just adds even more embarrassment to the whole situation

  49. All real ACMD advisors quit because previous government refused to accept their advice.

    Only people who will work for them now are Christian maniacs!

  50. ACMD is joke. This man’s outburst about gays disqualify him from government advisor.

    If he not sacked there something very wrong with government.

    “the homosexual lifestyle is associated with a large number of very serious physical and emotional health consequences”

    homosexual lifestyle? Is there a Jew lifestyle? A black lifestyle?

  51. 15 years with the same man, in a healthy monogamous relationship. Legally married 2 years ago in California. No diseases. No drugs. No HIV or AIDS. The only “destructive” behavior going on here is from so-called Dr. Raabe. Here’s a clue for the good doctor: When you continually demonize a segment of society, is it any wonder that they end up becoming dysfunctional?
    David in Houston

    DAvid good for you but dont dismiss those who don’t follow that path as dysfunctional

  52. @James! “DAvid good for you but dont dismiss those who don’t follow that path as dysfunctional”

    Being slut is dysfunctional but not because of gay. Slut is slut!

  53. Please send a letter to the General Medical Council asking it to examine this man’s fitness to practice in relation to his homophobic comments. It is comparatively recently that the GMC suspended a GP for homophobic comments.
    The address is:
    General Medical Council
    3, Hardman Street,
    Manchester M3 3AW

  54. Yuri project much? I meant single you whore

  55. A,J,Mainland 24 Jan 2011, 8:17pm

    If people new the true amount of
    people, in Inverness, who have claimed their own lives due to self righteuos
    profligates like this, they would
    realise a form of genocide had been commited in the sweet
    calm seemingly innocent Highlands. This attitude is what
    has driven so many young men and women to despair, eventualy
    taking their own lives.
    As a doctor he must have sworn
    the Hypocratical oath to do no
    others harm. Yet here he is spreading loathsome poisonous
    hatred and ill feeling biased by
    his agenda and killing people
    by destroying their soul and will to live and feel accepted.
    Theresa May, Baroness Warsi,
    Philip Lardner, sic a parcel o’
    rouges in a nation, disgusting.

  56. remember harold shipman swore that oath too.

  57. The Heretic Philosopher 24 Jan 2011, 8:24pm

    @ rapture…they are legally obliged to provide you with information about their complaints procedure when requested to do so. If they fail to do that there in the sh**. Go to the Citisens Advice Bureau or seek some kind of legal advice on that. Check out the Patients Charter. Contact MIND for advice. Dont let the c**ts get away with it because they’ll keep doing it.

  58. Gay tories and their supporters
    —> Duhhhh duhh duh

  59. @James! “Yuri project much? I meant single you whore”

    You no specify. Long term partner and abstinance not only choices. You think abstinance is dysfunctional? It is but not as bad as slut. Be better precise words not crazy.

  60. @yuri too late you whore

  61. The Tory coalition is steadily building up a tolerance for bigotry and reversing the equality trend set forth by Labour. Their leader is also neglecting the most vulnerable of our society. I suspect one of the reasons why his son has died while on his watch, is because he cared more about his high flying career than his son’s disabling condition. This incident epitomises the ethos of the people governing the country right now.

  62. And let’s not forget they have no public mandate to do what they’re doing.

  63. The only real source of our problems is homohatred. What a twit!

  64. His approach to gay issues is irrelevant to his job on the issue of drugs only if understanding statistics is irrelevant.

  65. The media and the Christian movement portray the Christian lifestyle as happy, healthy and fulfilled. However, the Christian lifestyle is associated with a large number of very serious physical and emotional health consequences.

    While the majority of Christians are not involved in paedophilia, it is of grave concern that there is a disproportionately greater number of Christians, especially Catholic priests among paedophiles and an overlap between the Christian movement and the movement to make paedophilia acceptable.

  66. Well said Beberts, i was just thinking the same.

  67. david skinner 24 Jan 2011, 10:36pm

    How dreadful are the curses which homosexuality lays on those who are enslaved to it! Besides the militant frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful evolutionary fatalism. The effects are increasingly apparent in many countries. The rise in sexual violence, promiscuity, sexually transmitted diseases, mental instability, suicidal tendencies, drug taking, a threat to the economy, a hatred of truth, justice and righteousness, a threat to freedom of speech, freedom of conscience and thought itself, a terrible threat to children, and a threat to marriage and the family exist wherever the followers of the Prophet, Alfred Kinsey rule or live.
    A degraded and perverted sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity, sanctity and humanity. The fact that with homosexuality every woman becomes a second class citizen, simply a machine for bearing children, must delay the final extinction of sado – masochism, bondage, sexual slavery, pornography until homosexuality has ceased have its terrible hold on our nation.

    Individual homosexuals may show splendid qualities. Many become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die in the cause of diversity, and many of these brave sodomites are welcomed as heroes into the genito-urinary department of St Barts Hospital, London. But the influence of militant gay ideology paralyses the personal and social development of a country and all those who follow it.

    Apart from Islam, no stronger retrograde force exists in the world.

    Far from being moribund, homosexuality is a militant and proselytising ideology. It has already spread throughout Britain and other western nations, raising strutting and cavorting followers at every gay pride parade. No technology, no reasoned debates, no appeal to common sense, or health and safety can stop this cancer eating away at the heart of our nation. Just as ancient Greece and Rome vainly struggled with inner moral decay so we too are condemned to fall, unless by a supreme recovery of moral courage and martial vigour we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden times. But it appears that it is already too late.

  68. Although his comments do not support the gay cause, he hasn’t actually said anything factually incorrect.

  69. david skinner is obviously a latent ,self loathing homosexual.

  70. @david skinner — and your evidence is what ?

  71. Didn’t this guy stand for a mep promoting his christian view, wasn’t he one of the lobbyist on the papers submitted by his church against the equality act…His main purpose in life is to promote his version of christianity and not the wellbeing of the British public…

    How could a person with such extreme views be apppointed in the guise of a “doctor” and expert advisor. It would be impossible for such a person to accept any medical evidence that was contrary to his relgioun. He is that extreme and totally unsutiable. You wouldn’t head a LGBT lobby group by the Pope. Relgion and medical science is not a good mix!!! He has spoken out on many things such as abortion , contraception which is entirely based on his relgion (admittedly in the guise of rational, medical expertise) but nvertheless his judgement is always based on his relgion and not in the main science or research…

    I’m disgusted with the Tories for appointing such a person!

  72. Rapture wrote

    “david skinner is obviously a latent ,self loathing homosexual.”

    . . . . . . . . . .

    A few facts about David

    1. A Fundamentalist Evangelical Baptist

    2. Lives in the Blandford Forum area of Dorset

    3. Organises petitions from time to time against the liberty dignity and rights of LGBT people

    4. Is an ex Art teacher

    5. Has a long standing grudge agianst gay work colleague.

    6. Comes out of his hole when ever there is an article like this one

    . . . . .

    Best left to fester in the stench of his rancid homophobic hatred and venum.

  73. david skinner 24 Jan 2011, 11:13pm

    Unfortunately Harry no matter how much evidence one submitted there are those whose orientation towards truth is to hate it. They were not born truthphobes; they simply choose to deny reality. Perhaps it is only on that last journey to St Barts Hospital that they are forced to bend the knee to truth. By which time of course it is too late.

  74. @david skinner — I’m sure you’re right. Perhaps you could submit just one tiny piece of evidence then ?

  75. david skinner 24 Jan 2011, 11:29pm

    I pop in from time to time JohnK just to visit the inmates. I am surprised to find you still here . When is your release date , or are you in for life?

    Did you know, John that the keys are on the inside of the door. Only you have the authority to turn them, open the door and let Jesus Christ into your life. And then the truth will set you free indeed.

  76. @Harry . . . I think you are a little optimistic to expect evidence from Mr Skinner, as the following article highlights.

    http://www.anglican-mainstream.net/2010/01/15/equality-bill-will-be-amended/

    Note Mr Skinner’s views towards the end of the article with regards homosexuality.

  77. DS – So for all those poor women who have had sex , had genital warts which have led to cervical cancer – are you suggesting that they too should repent before making their final visit to hospital becuase unfortunely many straight women in marriages fall foul of cervical cancer which in some cases has been cause by warts, a STI !!!

    I wonder what Dr Raabe’s avice would be for girls having the HPV vaccines. I suspect it would be to stop them completely and educate them on better Christian morals! One of his medical arguments against homosexuality is that having anal intercourse is harmful and therefore it is medically proven that homosexulity is harmful. What a ridiculous argument against homosexuality based on medical science. What a way to twist a medical argument in favour of his relgion. He is a totally ridiculous man to employ as an advisor..

  78. @JohnK — interesting. I’m still sure Mr Skinner has lots of evidence to support his assertions, and will only be too keen to share it with us …

  79. @Harry . . . you will be in for a good laugh – enjoy the comedy whilst it lasts!

  80. Get rid of him! Simple as that!

  81. Brenton wrote

    “Get rid of him! Simple as that!”

    . . . . . . . .

    If only it was that simple . . .

    See how the Goverment advisors views are congurent not only with David Skinner’s, but also Anglican Mainstreams supporters!

    http://www.anglican-mainstream.net/2010/01/15/equality-bill-will-be-amended/

  82. It’s toem to wind up this committee – the predecessor was sacked for basing his opinions on the evidence. there is no need for the committee, the ministers may as well follow their own dogmas.

  83. Plenty of hate and bigotry coming from the homosexual community here, calling for the sacking and striking off of a man with a different honestly-held opinion. nasty, PC bullying obviously has a lot of fans here.
    I came to this site researching Peter Rennie, head of LBGT Scotland, who was jailed for life for among other things he did in his peedo ring, he buggered a boy “almost from birth” . At least half of the comments on the article were outrage that they published the story! Now that IS bigotry.
    I take note that some condemned Rennie and his fellow-perverts and that the site had the integrity to publish the story

  84. Why do we put up with the nonsense out of Skinner and his kind? Why is this rat b-stard here in the first place? I am really bored with these gob-s- hite religionists and their rancid insulting rants. Jesus didn’t exist Skinner and you are seriously mad. Do us a faviour and go someplace else and play your looney game there.

  85. Bill Perdue 25 Jan 2011, 2:29am

    Christer = bigot = Tory = DUP = hater = BNP = Cultist = baby rapers.

  86. The guy is basically a lobbyist for
    the Maranatha Community and it’s Christian belifes, he is the main contributor to all their lobbies to the govt, ultimetely his decisions will always be clouded by his relgious beliefs and that is dangerous …

    This is Marantha lobby about substance misuse, this is what it is all about – conversion to their relgious beliefs ….there something more sinister here that simply a doctor’s medical opinion!

    “the Studies have shown
    that religious commitment, religious involvement or being part of a
    religious community significantly reduces the risk of alcohol, nicotine
    and drug misuse and reduces the risk of depression and suicide.”

  87. jesus was obviously gay as he did not follow christian teaching and marry and mount a woman to procreate, so we must be the chosen people.Another point is there is undisputed evidence of rampant paedophilia in the christian communities.

  88. Theresa [Dis]May surely must have read these pieces of advice:
    .
    http://www.maranathacommunity.org.uk/search.aspx?search=raabe
    .
    The sneaky snake is revealing its true colours.

  89. OMG!! and i thought our politicians are stupid!

  90. “Christer = bigot = Tory = DUP = hater = BNP = Cultist = baby rapers.”

    Bill Perdue = Dumb = Mentally Imbalanced = Dire Need of Medical Attention = Yawn

  91. Bill Perdue 25 Jan 2011, 7:58am

    TOM – rightwing sock puppet – yawn

    TOM and his ilk, Tories, DUP piglets and the BNP, lacking any skills in political analysis, always resort to personal attacks.

    Their problem is that they’re not any good at that either.

  92. LOL, so now I’m a “baby raper” too, am I? Oh, no! Help! Help! Won’t someone think of the poor babies…!?!

    You freak.

    You are a very sick, sick man Perdue, you do know that, right? I mean, you’re comments are that of the mentally deranged and severely emotionally damaged.

  93. DS: “…..raising strutting and cavorting followers….blah blah”

    You still can’t get over that gay colleague, can you, David? All that hatred must be eating you up. Isn’t it time to move on? If you don’t people will start to think you’ve got a bit of an obsession with gay men….

    Of course, if you have you’ve come to the right place ;)

  94. @George — “I came to this site researching Peter Rennie” and “At least half of the comments on the article were outrage that they published the story!”.

    1. I can only see comments that express disgust at Rennie’s actions. Can you point out which comments you think express outrage at the publishing of the story ?
    2. Are you saying that only people in the homosexual community post comments on this site ?
    3. Do you think the acceptability and validity of someone’s opinions is best judged by whether they’re honesty held, or by their rationality and fairness.

  95. I have just been reading comments by David Skinner. He is seriously mentally ill, in that he suffers from religious mania, something that is very difficult to treat

  96. Deeside Will 25 Jan 2011, 9:43am

    Well, I am surprised to see David Skinner back on here again. I thought that he’d permanently migrated to http://www.billmuehlenberg.com

  97. The Heretic Philosopher 25 Jan 2011, 10:35am

    @David Skinner…pfffff! what a sanctimonious, insidious, vitriolic pile of drivel! Grow up!

  98. Take a look below at how the Maranatha Community, promote the healing of homosexuals

    http://www.maranathacommunity.org.uk/research-into-healing.aspx

    Sine Dr Hans-Christian Raabe is a GP in Manchester, and both the British Medical Association and the Royal College of psychiatrist have outlawed Reparative therapies; I suggested we start to lobby the BMA with regards Dr Raabe’s conduct.

  99. The Heretic Philosopher 25 Jan 2011, 10:46am

    @ David Skinner…. Evidence, David, evidence? Papers, reports, surveys, statistics, records, expert testimony, scientific research, verifiable, objective…where is it David? Names, dates, places, how was it done and who by? What qualifications and expertise do they have? WHO paid for/sponsored the research?

  100. Oh, dear, David Skinner is back (thanks for the info on him, JohnK, though it’s a bit like the Wikileak stuff – not really a surprise).
    A ranting religious fundamentalist homophobe who inhabits an apocalyptic and paranoid fantasy world of supernatural forces. Just ignore him, every one.

  101. We need to fight back. Seriously… Complain about it, write to your MP, if he doesn’t get fired, protest! If no one else organises anything, I will! This man is spreading rumours and lies, which are evidently influenced by his religious convictions more than anything else. Epic government fail.

  102. Rev Laurie Roberts 25 Jan 2011, 2:37pm

    What depressing rubbish the doctor spouts.

    Another Tory government

  103. William John Mathias. 25 Jan 2011, 3:31pm

    This must show the ConDem alliance to be the most reactionary government the UK has had since Thatcher & Clause 28.
    Any one who voted for them should now see the error of their ways & not fall for facade of “new caring Conservatism,” Big Society” & “We are all in this together” they are spinning .
    Theresa May Should resign now!!!

  104. Surely there must be somekind of rule in such a job that they must declare outside interests…His involvement in the Marantha community at a high level lobbyist for them surely clouds his judgements in all things…Surely someone impartial is required for this job not someone who can not see beyond his extreme relgious views….His views (perhpas not on homosexuality itself) but as a lobbyist for the Marantha community are relevant in his role as drug advisor…

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