Humza Yousaf should listen to advice of Pope Francis and end Gender Theory “Obsession”

Alba Party have called on Humza Yousaf to listen to the advice of The Pope and end his Government’s obsession with pursuing policies based on Gender Theory.

Alba Party’s Westminster Neale Hanvey MP says that the Scottish Government’s latest policy drive which is based on Gender Theory, a so called ban on “conversion therapy”, will prove to be as equally divisive and legislatively incompetent as the controversial Gender Recognition Reform Bill.

When the Scottish Government confirmed it would not prolong its doomed legal challenge over the Bill at the end of last year, it did so by highlighting that its focus would now be on introducing a ban on conversion therapy.

Taking to Twitter/X today, Pope Francis said “ Peace requires respect for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Attempts to introduce new rights, which are not always acceptable, lead to instances of ideological colonization that create divisions rather than fostering peace, as in the case of gender theory.”

Alba’s Neale Hanvey has now called on Humza Yousaf to “reflect carefully on the advice of Pope Francis and end the Scottish Government’s obsession with gender ideology and instead focus on matters of social justice unite Scotland behind a programme of improving the lives of its citizens.”

Commenting Alba Party Westminster leader Neale Hanvey MP said:

“I welcome the intervention of Pope Francis in regards to the danger of ideology. It is advice that I would urge Humza Yousaf to reflect very carefully on.

“The Scottish Government, as Pope Francis says, through its pursuit of the controversial gender reforms fostered division and created a very toxic environment for women that were raising legitimate safeguarding concerns in regards to the safety, privacy and dignity of women and girls.

“The latest policy drive based on gender ideology- that is the so called ban on conversion therapy - risks embedding in statute the lie that some young people were ‘born in the wrong body’ and that aspects of development for some young people should be arrested with chemicals— something that can never be restarted or repaired.

“Legislating to compel belief in gender ideology runs counter to the provisions in the Equality Act 2010. Forcing an ideology or belief on others is not something you can lawfully do and I have no doubt it will be found to be equally as incompetent as the Gender Recognition Reform Bill.

“I urge Humza to ditch his Government’s obsession with Gender ideology and to instead focus on bringing the country together through a radical programme of social justice that aims to create a fairer Scotland for everyone.”

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