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Monday, February 7, 2011

Christian GP sacked as Government drugs adviser over views on homosexuality

A Christian GP appointed as a government drugs adviser has been sacked just weeks into the job over his authorship of a study linking homosexuality to paedophilia.

Christian GP sacked as Government drugs adviser for 'gay child sex link study'
Hans-Christian Raabe
Dr Hans-Christian Raabe was dismissed from his role on the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs on the grounds that he had failed to inform officials about his views on homosexuality.
The Manchester family GP, who is said to take a hard line against cannabis, said he had been “sacrificed on the altar of political correctness”. Drugs campaigners also said they were appalled at the decision.
The Home Office confirmed Dr Raabe, who was appointed to the ACMD by James Brokenshire, drugs minister, had been dismissed. Officials will on Monday confirm he will not continue with the unpaid, three-year post and recruiting for a new adviser will begin shortly.
Sources said he had been sacked after not “disclosing” his 2005 paper, which had linked homosexuality to child sex offences, during interviews for the role.
It is understood that during the interview process he was expressly asked if he had anything about his professional or personal history that might cause embarrassment to the government or the advisory panel. The comments were taken from a scientific paper he co-wrote with six other medical practitioners six years ago.
The paper, titled Gay Marriage and Homosexuality: Some Medical Comments, was said to have summarised conclusions from research and other academic studies.
It concluded there was a "disproportionately greater number of homosexuals among paedophiles".
"While the majority of homosexuals are not involved in paedophilia, it is of grave concern that there is a disproportionately greater number of homosexuals among paedophiles and an overlap between the gay movement and the movement to make paedophilia acceptable," it concluded.
"Despite the impression given by the media, the actual number of homosexuals is quite small. Essentially all surveys show the number of homosexuals to be only 1-3% of the population."
Briefing documents for MPs produced by Dr Raabe also stated: "Marriage is associated with greater happiness, less depression, less alcohol abuse and less smoking."
In an article in the British Medical Journal online, he criticised the "flawed report" by the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy that suggested increasing cannabis consumption proved prohibition was a failure.
Dr Raabe, a member of the Maranatha Community, an inter-denominational Christian movement, denied the paper affected his work as a drugs expert.
“I have been discriminated against because of my opinions and beliefs which are in keeping with the teaching of the Major churches,” Dr Raavem, who was to represent GPs on the committee, told the Daily Mail.
“This sets a dangerous precedent: Are we saying that being a Christian is now a bar to public office?”
A Home Office spokesman said: “Dr Raabe’s appointment to the ACMD has been revoked and we will be starting a recruitment campaign for a replacement GP shortly.”
The committee was plunged into controversy in 2009, when Professor David Nutt, its then chairman, was sacked for saying cannabis was less harmful than alcohol and nicotine during a row over decisions to reclassify cannabis from a class C to a class B drug.


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