Tag Archives: Section 28

Pat Robertson’s Network Cheers Thatcher

Yesterday Pat Robertson’s CBN network quoted Margaret Thatcher’s support for Britain’s infamous Section 28 and applauded her campaign to have Christianity taught in public schools.

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Quote Of The Day – Deacon Nick Donnelly

“Faithful Catholics and Christians of the United Kingdom owe Margaret Thatcher our lasting gratitude for attempting to protect our children from homosexual propaganda being taught in schools and for stopping local councils promoting homosexuality through Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 until its tragic repeal in 2003.  Margaret Thatcher had the foresight to see that homosexual activists would ...

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HomoQuotable – Sir Ian McKellan

“Lest we forget, this nasty, brutish and short measure of the third Thatcher administration, was designed to slander homosexuality, by prohibiting state schools from discussing positively gay people and our ‘pretended family relations.’ Opposition to Section 28 galvanised a new generation of activists who joined with long-time campaigners for equality. Stonewall UK was founded to repeal Section 28 and pluck ...

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UK: Ding Dong Hits #2

Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead finished the week at #2 on the British pop singles chart after an internet campaign to download the song as a final protest of Margaret Thatcher’s support for Section 28.  As expected, the BBC only played a five-second snippet of the track during this weekend’s countdown show.

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SCOTLAND: Top Anti-Gay Activist Confesses To Child Porn Charges

The Scottish school board administrator who was a leader in the campaign against repealing the UK’s anti-gay Section 28 law has confessed to possessing and distributing child pornography. Enacted in 1986 during the Thatcher administration, Section 28 made it illegal to “promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship.” Alan Smith ...

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UK: Conservative Party Apologizes For Anti-Gay Section 28 Legislation

In 1988 the UK enacted Section 28, a law which ordered that schools “shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality” or “promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship.” The law was not repealed until 2003. Yesterday, at a gay Pride event in London, ...

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