23 Dec Quebec Announces Attack Against Homophobia
If anyone still doubts that the advancement of LGBT “rights” will always come in direct conflict with religious rights, they need only read Quebec’s new policy against homophobia to be fully convinced.
The new policy, released earlier this month, outlines a broad new policy and a series of measures designed to completely eradicate “homophobia” from Quebec. The policies leave absolutely no place for religious or conscious objection to homosexual behavior and amount to full-scale, government-enforced normalization, acceptance, and even promotion of the behavior in its multiple forms.
Jean Charest, Premier of Quebec, explains in his introduction to the new policy:
“The policy sets out the government’s goal of removing all the obstacles to full recognition of the social equality of the sexual minorities, at all levels of society. The message is clear: our society has everything to gain from accepting sexual diversity and fighting intolerance.”
This policy goes well beyond simply ensuring adults the freedom to do as they please in their own bedrooms, constituting an explicit push for complete societal approval of any form of sexual behavior or practice. The key phrase here is “accepting sexual diversity.” This means that society must accept and approve of any form of sexual deviance promoted under the guise of sexual diversity. This includes “full and complete recognition of the sexual minorities, institutional and community support for the sexual minorities, and improved knowledge about sexual diversity.”
There is absolutely no room for religious or moral opposition to deviant sexual behavior in any form in this policy. In fact, the new policy does not even allow for a positive affirmation of heterosexuality as a social norm—that would be “Heterosexism,” an alternative form of homophobia.
If you are wondering what heterosexism is, here is the policy’s definition:
“Affirmation of heterosexuality as a social norm or the highest form of sexual orientation; social practice that conceals the diversity of sexual orientations and identities in everyday representations, social relations and social institutions, in particular by taking for granted that all people are heterosexual.”
The policy also defines the broader issue of homophobia as “[a]ll negative attitudes leading to the rejection of and direct or indirect discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals and transgenders.”
Top among these “negative attitudes” towards homosexuality to be eradicated is the belief that such behavior is morally wrong. The policy notes, for example, in a disapproving and disappointed tone, “it is still possible to hear people say that homosexuality is an illness, morally wrong or a form of deviant behaviour, and that people choose their sexual orientation. These beliefs, often instilled in the past, tend to marginalize sexual minority groups and prevent full recognition of their social equality.”
Therefore, when the title of the new policy proclaims “Moving together towards equality,” what it truly is saying is that Quebec is moving together towards sexual liberation and oppression of religion. Quebec is moving towards a society that elevates “sexual “rights” and “sexual diversity” above the right to morally oppose any sexual behavior.