Believing sexuality can change is now a conscience issue

Jun 12, 2019 by

from Christian Concern:

Newly elected Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe caused a stir when she suggested in an interview with Sky News that science ‘may produce an answer’ to homosexuality. Cue outrage and accusations of homophobia. Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage was interviewed on Good Morning Britain about her comments and stood up for freedom of conscience on this issue – refusing under pressure from Piers Morgan to brand her comments unacceptable. Carys Moseley comments on how sexuality change is becoming a conscience issue in UK politics, and says other parties should follow the example of the Brexit Party in this respect.

Last Sunday, Ann Widdecombe, newly-elected Brexit Party Member of the European Parliament, suggested in an interview on Sky News that science“may produce an answer” to homosexuality. She compared the current consensus that it is impossible for any person’s sexuality to change (away from homosexuality) to the view taken as normative until recently that nobody could change from male to female and vice versa. She also said this:

“The fact that we now think it is quite impossible for people to switch sexuality doesn’t mean that science may not yet produce an answer at some stage.”

In other words, science might help people change sexual orientation at some point in the future. Widdecombe said that the reason this mattered was that views on the causes of homosexuality influenced whether or not individuals unhappy with their own homosexual attractions were allowed to find therapy to help them deal with this. She then complained that she was often misrepresented as saying that the science on homosexuality was already settled when she herself believed the opposite.

Finally, she told Sky News presenter Niall Patterson that it was highly unlikely that the Brexit Party would put forward a policy on ‘gay sex changes’. She told him that he was looking for an issue that was not in reality influencing the way in which people vote.

Why was Sky News so biased against Ann Widdecombe?

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