Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Yes, It's "Faith-based Homophobia" !

Coming to a police station near you.

"The Gay Police Association (GPA) reports that there has been a 75 per cent increase in calls on its 24-hour action line and gives warning of a rise in “faith-based homophobia” from Christian and Muslim officers.

Vic Codling, the national co-ordinator of the GPA, writes in the latest edition of Police Review that there were 14 cases last year involving homophobia based on religion. They included officers who had refused to work with gay officers or were withdrawn from groups discussing equality within forces."


I'm getting old. I just can't keep up with these new trends.

5 comments:

Martin Morgan said...

Vic "Codling"? You couldn't make it up, etc.

Snafu said...

Will the Police be investigating Sir Iqbal Sacranie's recent "homophobic" outburst?

JuliaM said...

I confess to being puzzled by the bit:"They included officers who had refused to work with gay officers or were withdrawn from groups discussing equality within forces."

Did they mean officers who had had to be taken out of these discussion groups, or who sat there & didn't say very much....?

And no, I doubt very much that Sir Iqqui got his collar felt for his recent remark.

JuliaM said...

But then again, perhaps I was wrong, according to Laban's latest post:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4603474.stm

Let's wait & see the outcome though.....

World Weary Detective said...

Sir Iqbal Sacranie is allegedly being investigated. Such statements are often made when public figures make offensive comments. Can't quite remember any of them being prosecuted...
It really is a good thing for the police that the press lose interest in stories so quickly.