Catholic Politician Attacked for Saying Science May Cure Homosexuality

Jun 10, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant:

One of Britain’s best-known Catholic politicians has sparked outrage after suggesting science may “produce an answer” to homosexuality.

A theater company canceled Ann Widdecombe’s one-woman show and politicians accused her of “poisonous bigotry” and “peddling homophobic nonsense,” with lesbian Conservative MP Justine Greening tweeting, “We don’t need a cure for love.”

However, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage robustly defended Widdecombe on British television saying she is “a devout Christian” and “there is nothing wrong with that in my opinion.”

Clashing with host Piers Morgan on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Farage said, “She will have views on abortion and on homosexuality that will be very different to the views held by many others.”

Responding to Morgan’s characterization of Widdecombe’s views as “incredibly insensitive” and “offensive” and calls to remove the Catholic politician from his party, Farage said: “I believe in issues of conscience. I believe it very strongly. I will take no stand on this whatsoever. Tolerance needs to be a two-way street.”

At the beginning of Pride Month, Widdecombe, 71, was interviewed on Sky TV’s Ridge on Sunday after her victory in the European Parliament elections.

In a follow-up question, presenter Niall Paterson cited a 2012 article in which Widdecombe had written: “The unhappy homosexual should, according to gay activists, be denied any chance whatever to investigate any possibility of seeing if he can be helped to become heterosexual.”

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