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Home Office sacks GP advisor

By Christian Duffin

A GP has been fired as a drugs adviser to the Government after it emerged that he linked homosexuality to paedophilia in a report published six years ago.

Dr Hans-Christian Raabe, a GP from Partington, Manchester, was appointed to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) less than a month ago, but has now been dismissed.

A Home Office spokesperson said: 'We consider that a failure to disclose the report that among other things links homosexuality to paedophilia raises concerns about his ability to provide balanced advice on drug misuse issues, and that this would impact on the smooth running of the ACMD.'

Dr Raabe was one of seven co-authors of a report called Gay Marriage And Homosexuality: Some Medical Comments, first published in February 2005 on the website, which has news items, research and opinion emphasising conservative Judeo-Christian principles.

One section of the report, ‘Homosexuality and paedophilia', includes studies and research projects on the prevalence of homosexuality in several countries and the proportion of paedophiles who are homosexual.

‘Any attempts to legalise gay marriage should be aware of the link between homosexuality and paedophilia. While the majority of homosexuals are not involved in paedophilia, it is of grave concern that there is a disproportionately greater number of homosexuals among paedophiles and an overlap between the gay movement and the movement to make paedophilia acceptable.'

Dr Raabe stood for the Christian Party and Christian People's Alliance in the European parliament elections in 2009.

He told the Daily Mail: ‘I have been discriminated against because of my opinions and beliefs which are in keeping with the teaching of the major Churches. This sets a dangerous precedent: are we saying that being a Christian is now a bar to public office?'

The Home Office is searching for a GP to replace Dr Raabe on the ACMD, the Home Office has confirmed.

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