The Conservative Party in Great Britain might appear misnamed to an American as the party is very far to the left of the Republican Party on most social issues. For example, it was a Conservative government in 2013 that championed and passed the law legalizing homosexual marriage in Great Britain. Likewise, it was a Conservative government in 2020 that required British schools to teach students about sexual orientation and “gender identity.”
However, it was learned this week that even the Conservatives have a limit in how far they will go in support of the radical LGBT agenda. As reported by Fox News, on April 6, 2022, Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed support for banning biological men “identifying” as women to compete against women in sports or to enter “safe” spaces, such as restrooms, locker rooms, and prisons, reserved for women. Johnson declared:
“I don’t think that biological males should be competing in female sport events. Maybe that’s a controversial thing, but it just seems to me to be sensible. I also happen to think that women should have spaces – whether it is in hospitals or prisons or changing rooms or wherever – which are dedicated to women.”
The Prime Minister also stated that minors should not have the right to “transition” to the opposite sex (that is, making life-altering decisions on their own to take puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones or to remove their breasts or penises) without parental involvement. Johnson stated:
“I don’t think it’s reasonable for kids to be deemed so-called ‘Gillick competent’ [have the competence to make medical decisions without parental consent] – to take decisions about their gender or irreversible treatments that they may have. I just think there should be parental involvement at the very least.”
In regard to LGBT organizations that were criticizing his stances on transgenderism, Johnson said: “[T]here are complexities and sensitivities when you move from the area of sexuality to the question of gender, and there, I’m afraid, are things that still need to be worked out.”
This week people in the world learned that even the Conservatives in Great Britain, who in the past have betrayed their name by championing many items on the radical LGBT agenda, have strong reservations about the transgender part of that agenda. Finally a Conservative prime minister has shown common sense on LGBT issues: biological men should not be competing against women or sharing their private spaces and minors do not have the capacity to make life-altering medical decisions that would attempt to “transition” them to the opposite sex. Let’s hope that more sanity will prevail in the Conservative Party so that it will no longer be called “the lesser radical” party in Great Britain.