5th February 2010: If the thought process of Tory leader David Cameron sees the light of the day, gay refugees from Africa will have a better chance of getting asylum in the UK.
That’s right. Gay refugees from Africa have found a supporter in Cameron. He is not averse to the idea of granting them asylum in the UK.
Gays are often sent back to countries with homophobic regimes and advised to keep their sexuality a secret to prevent attack from local police.
But in an interview with gay magazine Attitude at a time when political parties are gearing up for general elections, Cameron has suggested the rules should be changed to protect homosexuals fleeing maltreatment and harassment.
The Tory leader insisted homosexuals should be allowed to stay in Britain, if there was a possibility of their lives being put to danger upon return.
Cameron asserted he would take that extra step to stop rappers from crooning songs with homophobic lyrics in Britain; and insisted rappers inciting violence against gays through their songs too should be banned.
The Tory leader further insisted he would compel faith schools to preach there was nothing wrong with being gay. Cameron said he was not in favour of having a legislation to protect homosexuals, but called for lifting the ban on gays giving blood.
Cameron said he now thought they could look gay people in the eye and say you can back `us’ as `we’ support gay equality.