The Scottish National Party’s LGBTQ Obsession

Feb 13, 2020 by

by Madeleine Kearns, National Review:

In recent years, it’s not only independence for which the Scottish National Party has demonstrated an inexhaustible obsession. LGBTQ activism is also high on the list, especially how activists might force their preferred policies on school-aged children. Indeed, the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has boasted that her party’s LGBTQ curriculum is the most progressive in the world. I saw it up close when I trained as a teacher, and it’s packed full of dangerous nonsense.

Awkwardly, the SNP’s Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay, fell from grace last week after the Scottish Sun revealed that he had made sexual advances toward a 16-year-old boy, inundating him with inappropriate Facebook messages and inviting him to meet up. Because Mackay’s resignation came on the day he was supposed to read the SNP’s new budget, Kate Forbes, a 29-year-old public finance minister, stepped in to fill his shoes. This then led to tips that Forbes might formally replace MacKay as Cabinet Secretary for the Economy.

But to some people, Forbes’s appointment — rather than Mackay’s resignation — was the real controversy. For while Mackay might be a power-abusing creep, Forbes is a Christian. And that’s much worse, obviously.

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