UK Activist Peter Tatchell: Lessons On Homophobia Should Be “Compulsory In Every School”

Education against homophobia and all prejudice should be a compulsory subject in every school, from primary level upwards, with no opt-outs for independent and free schools and no right of parents to withdraw their kids. There should be exams in tolerance. The results should go on pupil’s records and should have to be declared when applying for higher education and jobs.”

Outspoken British activist Peter Tatchell, who is celebrating both his 60th birthday and 45 years of fighting for LGBT equality, in an interview with Elton John and David Furnish in Attitude magazine.

Photo via Peter Tatchell Foundation

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  • wtbranch

    Some Bible Scriptures on Homosexual & Sexually Immoral Acts. Don’t HATE me; God said it!!
    1. Leviticus 18:22
    Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable. Do not have sexual relations with an animal and defile yourself with it. A woman must not present herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it; that is a perversion.
    2. Leviticus 20:13
    ‘If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
    3. Genesis 1:27
    So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
    4. Mark 10:6
    But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.
    5. Romans 1:26
    Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. 27In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
    6. Romans 13:12
    13Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. 14Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
    7. 1 Corinthians 6:9
    Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders
    8. 1 Corinthians 10:8
    8We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. 9We should not test the Lord, as some of them did—and were killed by snakes.
    9. 2Corinthians 12:21
    21I am afraid that when I come again my God will humble me before you, and I will be grieved over many who have sinned earlier and have not repented of the impurity, sexual sin and debauchery in which they have indulged.
    10. Galatians 5:19
    19The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
    11. Ephesians 5:3 3But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.
    12. Colossians 3: 5-10
    5Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. 7You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
    13. 1Thessalonians 4:3-8
    3It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4that each of you should learn to control his own body[a] in a way that is holy and honorable, 5not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; 6and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him. The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you. 7For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. 8Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.
    14. Jude 1:7
    7In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.

  • tallskin2

    Hey WTBRANCH. are you an idiot believing all that sky pixie rubbish,

    or what?

  • Steve

    @wtbranch: The veracity of claims regarding the existance of this “God” individual is yet to be determined, and the provenance of writings attributed to him remain uncertain.

    Perhaps I should write an academic paper on the existance of pink unicorns in Afghanistan, and the use of their mammary secretions in gaining access to [Chrisitan] Heaven; as evidence, I would simply cite the paper itself several times (don’t worry, some of the more mundane and decidedly non-miraculous facts will be independantly verifiable, just like in The Bible.) Since you belive the content of The Bible, and since my paper has the same level of evidence supporting it, why not take that trip to Afghanistan and secure your future place in Heaven. Hopefully your search for unicorns will keep you far away from an internet connection.

    (PS: Watch out for the Taliban while you are there)

    (PPS: I would have included several passages of The Bible which refute your claims, but all the contradictions in the text make it a nightmare to keep track of the story, and give me a headache)

  • Snownova

    @wtbranch YOUR god, YOUR Bible, it should not be allowed to influence MY life, as I do not believe in the existence of your god or the veracity of your bible’s content.
    Maybe I should bring out an old copy of the Odyssey by Homer and use those quotes to support my moral convictions? Why not, both are iron age books with fairy tales, once taken as literal truth, but long disproved by science.

    Also the Dutch Parliament finally got the minister of education (who is a member of the christian democrats) to make education about homosexuality compulsory in all schools.
    ( )

  • Ian

    WT Branch needs to enlighten himself about a few biblical passages. I suggest he gets hold of a copy of a new book, BEING GAY, BEING CHRISTIAN by Stuart Edser, who goes through these same passages and explains what they really mean.

  • Mike UK

    @wtbranch: you have far to much time on your hands mate, try getting out more, there’s a world out there that gets along quite well without the ramblings of your little book of made up stories!!!

    as for Peter Tatchell, he’s a pain in the arse and not the good kind!

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