Scottish NHS on ‘Good Gay Practice’
But it is not so much free prescriptions or even the abolition of university fees which exercise Cranmer – for they may be justified from the ‘social justice’ perspective - but the Marxist propaganda which is being produced by a very fat Scottish public sector, for which the English are effectively paying.
Following the Scottish NHS ‘Good Muslim Practice’, they have excelled themselves with their latest publication – ‘Good LGBT(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Practice in the NHS'.
Setting aside the appalling omission of hermaphrodites (or unacceptably simply assuming that they are all bisexual), the publication purports to provide ‘guidance’ (which is implicit directive) for NHS staff in Scotland, and is produced by the Scottish Executive, Stonewall, and the NHS in Scotland. It is designed to cohere with anti-discrimination law and the new Sexual Orientation regulations, and advises employees how they may avoid discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered people. The reality, of course, is that the booklet will become a basis for disciplinary hearings when a patient complains, and any employee who is found not to have adhered to its instructions will doubtless be found guilty of unprofessional conduct.
Yet the cultural Marxism of these ‘instructions’ is evident. Among other things, the booklet instructs:
All staff should participate in awareness raising sessions so that they are fully aware of appropriate and inappropriate language…
And what constitutes this appallingly homophobic and offensive language?
Using the terms ‘husband’, ‘wife’ and ‘marriage’ assumes opposite sex relationships only and will automatically exclude all LGB people. Using the term ‘partner’ and ‘they/them’ to refer to the partner will avoid this problem. This is also inclusive of all heterosexual couples, regardless of their marital status…When talking to children, consider using ‘parents’, ‘carers’ or ‘guardians’ rather than ‘mother’ or ‘father’.
So throughout the NHS, beginning in Scotland, the terms ‘mother’, father’, ‘marriage’, ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ are to be eradicated because they are discriminatory. The vernacular of the heterosexual majority is being set aside in order to the accommodate the presumed sensitivities of the homosexual minority. This mentality will doubtless eventually permeate all the public services, if only because Stonewall is on the ascendancy and is empowered to ensure legal consistency and regulatory harmony. The irony is that there are quite a few homosexuals who are utterly opposed to this sort of militant agenda.
And so, once again, we see an unintended consequence of the Sexual Uniformity Regulations, already observed here, here, and here. Or perhaps such cases were always a completely intended by certain members of the Government or Stonewall. The reality is that legislation which was designed to eliminate prejudice against homosexuals is being used to discriminate against heterosexuals, to eradicate the terms used to describe the traditional family unit, to demonise mainstream values, and erode the Christian foundations of the country.
And all made available free of charge to the impoverished Scots courtesy of the increasingly magnanimous English.