Nicola Sturgeon’s DIABOLICAL Gender Recognition Reform Bill MUST Be Defeated

Nicola Sturgeon’s DIABOLICAL Gender Recognition Reform Bill MUST Be Defeated

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Rarely has a piece of Nicola Sturgeon-era legislation been as divisive or as unpopular as the Scottish government’s Gender Recognition Reform Bill, which is to be debated at Holyrood this Thursday.

Under present UK-wide law, Scots seeking to change their ‘legal gender’ must be over 18, have a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria and be able to show that they have lived in ‘their acquired gender for two years’. After that, a panel decides whether to grant a gender recognition certificate (GRC). The SNP wants to reduce the age at which one can change gender to 16, remove the need for a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria and reduce the period during which applicants live in their acquired gender to three months (plus a three-month reflection period). Then, applicants can make a declaration to Scotland’s registrar general, which will then grant a GRC, no questions asked. In other words, the Scottish government is intent on turning the question of whether one is man or a woman into a matter of personal choice or ‘self-identification’.

The bill is generating considerable disquiet among a minority of SNP MSPs. According to The Sunday Times, dissenting MSPs want the vote on the bill to be a free vote, allowing them to vote according to their conscience as opposed to the party line. Whether the SNP leadership will allow that is another matter. Sturgeon is not known for her tolerance of dissent.   Continues…   

Editor writes…

As if we needed it, this is even more evidence of the diabolical disorientation in the world and the Church foretold at Fatima, recognisable by the silence and/or complicity of the clergy, to the highest levels in the Church. Occasional short statements on diocesan websites just does not cut it.  Your thoughts.

Comments (38)

  • westminsterfly Reply

    Coalition for Marriage have written about this as well:- https://www.c4m.org.uk

    This email was sent to me by C4M on 26 October. If you want free C4M email updates, please contact them at: https://www.c4m.org.uk/contact ’.

    J K Rowling speaks out against Sturgeon’s trans plans

    Dear marriage supporter,

    JK Rowling has been locked in a war of words with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in recent weeks over the country’s proposed Gender Recognition Reform Bill, which would introduce gender ‘self-ID’.

    The Harry Potter author has expressed her deep concern that allowing men to identify as women after just three months of living in their “acquired gender” (whatever that means – Rowling points out that no one seems to know) and with a promise to keep on doing so will put women at risk.

    This is not because she and her fellow campaigners think all ‘transgender women’ (i.e. gender-confused males) are predators, by any means, she says. But only that some of them are, and indeed some predatory men will inevitably see transgenderism as a way of gaining access to private women’s spaces, such as public toilets, changing rooms, rape support centres, domestic violence refuges, hospital wards and prison cells.

    Rowling notes, with justified cynicism, that half of Scottish prisoners currently claiming a transgender identity only did so after conviction. She also points out that official figures show that a greater proportion of transgender-identified men in prison are there for sexual offences than among incarcerated men in general.

    Sturgeon – whom Rowling has branded a “destroyer of women’s rights” – has dismissed the objections, saying she is a “real feminist” and brazenly denying there is any conflict between her reforms and women’s rights. She has pledged to push forward with plans to lower the age at which a person can change legal sex from 18 to 16 (allowing minors to do so without their parents’ consent), slash the waiting period from two years to three months and do away with all requirements for a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria or any other evidence.

    The Bill looks set to become law as a majority of MSPs are expected to vote in favour. However, recent polling shows that the politicians are out of touch with their constituents on this, with 62% of the public opposed to lowering the age limit versus 19% in favour, 50% opposed to reducing the waiting time versus 25% in favour and 39% opposed to removing the medical diagnosis requirement versus 26% in favour.

    At C4M we urge Scotland’s politicians to heed the justified concerns of women and the public and abandon these unnecessary and misguided reforms.

    Yours faithfully,
    Colin Hart

    Colin Hart
    Chairman
    Coalition for Marriage (C4M)

    October 26, 2022 at 11:00 am
    • Josephine Reply

      WF,

      It doesn’t matter that the majority of Scots are opposed to this nonsense, a majority (over 60+%) were opposed to gay marriage as well and that is to be multiplied by 2, because there were two consultation forms. They were so difficult to fill out that the churches or was it C4M, had to provide a help sheet!

      So, Sturgeon really doesn’t care what we think, this is her baby and she will make it happen.

      It’s disgraceful but don’t look to the bishops for help. They should be demanding airtime on TV news shows but instead they are hidden away in their presbyteries counting how many hand sanitizer bottles they have left before they need to order more. I don’t think I’ve ever heard this issue even mentioned in the pulpit, not once.

      October 26, 2022 at 1:02 pm
  • Andrew Q Reply

    The trans contagion needs stopping. Few things are more disgusting than government encouragement to mutilate, castrate, or sterilise, mentally ill young people. This gender fluidity fiction is actively promoted by politicians, depopulation creeps like Gates and the WEF, and our debased education system. Even publicly owned “light entertainment” broadcasters like Channel 4 feature naked mutilated perverts in primetime slots. Francis often welcomes transvestites and “sex workers” to the Vatican but can’t find time for Cardinal Zen or the mothers of trad priests and seminarians. The bishops say and do nothing. At this point, they are complicit. Nicola’s toy government is merely parroting the new orthodoxy. Evil.

    October 26, 2022 at 11:33 am
    • Josephine Reply

      Andrew Q,

      What you say about Francis is shocking – I didn’t know that he has refused to see Cardinal Zen or the mothers of priests and seminarians. He really is going down in history as the first ever secularist pope. I almost wrote “Protestant pope” there but that is unfair to Protestants. He is really a cross between a secularist and an apostate so I’m wondering if that makes him a trans-pope, LOL!

      In all seriousness, this is diabolical from start to finish. Fatima is coming true, it really is and has been true for a long time now only now it is speeding up.

      October 26, 2022 at 1:06 pm
  • Littlemore Reply

    This is like ripples in the millpond. I had thought before that transgenderism was only about merely changing sex in the mistaken belief that the person had been born into the wrong sex. More concerning is what has been highlighted on here, that it gives the person access to the other sex, toilets or changing rooms, for committing nefarious crimes, I’m not saying this would be the objective aim of every transgender ‘human being’ but it certainly gives ‘people’ prone to this type of behaviour carte blanche to commit such actions. This is growing arms and legs.

    October 26, 2022 at 1:12 pm
    • Lily Reply

      Littlemore,

      That is what I thought – it was just another stupid fad that would pass but that is not the case. It’s really taken legs and it is utterly evil, considering the damage it is doing to young people. There are cases of people trying to DE-transition, go back to what they were before they had surgery. I’m sorry, but my sympathy for them is in short supply. Surely common sense tells us that you cannot change your sex? God made them male and female, as it says in Genesis. He hasn’t revealed any other possibility in the Bible.

      October 26, 2022 at 4:15 pm
  • Athanasius Reply

    Nicola Sturgeon is a Marxist and this kind of moral degeneracy is what Marxists thrive on. Tragically, she seems to be abe to hold on to power, which raises the troubling question of what kind of people populate our country. No ordinary decent human being could ever acknowledge the kind of evil she’s proposing, so if she feels cocky enough to push forward with it, we have to ask serious questions about SNP supporters. I used to think they were all more or less the dregs of the land with low IQs, but now I’m wondering if it’s actually a lot more sinister than that. She is certainly one godless individual intent on completely destroying Scottish society, albeit with feigned patriotism and empathy. She’s actually more worthy of pity than scorn, poor wretch.

    October 26, 2022 at 1:43 pm
  • Lily Reply

    I agree that her proposed bill is diabolical. The whole SNP charade is diabolical.

    As for the people, they don’t have a choice. I don’t think the electoral system is a good one, it seems to keep the SNP as top dogs, but then I don’t know how it works and I say that because I just cannot believe that people would vote for them in numbers that would keep them in power.

    This new law must not be passed, but how can it be stopped? There is just no point in writing to her or your local MSP – they are totally useless.

    I think this is one of those devils (the SNP) which can only be cast out by prayer and penance.

    October 26, 2022 at 4:12 pm
    • Marsaili Brigid Reply

      https://unherd.com/thepost/the-nhs-finally-sees-sense-on-trans-treatment-for-children/
      While NHS England seems to have decided that most “transgender” children are just going through a phase, Sturgeon is urging Scottish schools not to follow this advice or undermine the “rights” of children to choose their gender. The SNP agenda is totally demonic. I can’t understand why so many Catholics openly support them. We are already living in a neo-Marxist dictatorship with laws against free speech and the ostracisation of dissenting individuals.

      October 26, 2022 at 5:43 pm
      • editor

        Marsaili Brigid,

        Below, my email (sent a few seconds ago) to the Scottish Catholic Media Office, headed by Peter Kearney…

        One of our English bloggers is asking how it can be that Catholics in Scotland support the demonic SNP. I trace it to the open, public, support given by Peter Kearney, spokesman for the Scottish Bishops, so I would be grateful for his confirmation (or denial, hopefully) that he still supports the SNP.

        Thank you.

        https://catholictruthscotland.com/2022/10/26/nicola-sturgeons-diabolical-gender-recognition-reform-bill-must-be-defeated/#comment-107335

        If he breaks with “tradition” and replies, I will let you know…

        October 26, 2022 at 6:34 pm
      • editor

        I’ve now had a reply from Peter Kearney but since it called for another email from me, I am holding off publishing the correspondence until I hear back from him again. Stay tuned!

        October 27, 2022 at 5:38 pm
      • editor

        As promised, my correspondence with Peter Kearney, Spokesman for the Scottish Bishops – I emailed him via the Scottish Catholic Media Office website as follows:

        One of our English bloggers is asking how it can be that Catholics in Scotland support the demonic SNP. I trace it to the open, very public, support given by Peter Kearney, spokesman for the Scottish Bishops, so I would be grateful for his confirmation (or denial, hopefully) that he still supports the SNP. (link to this blog discussion appended)

        Thank you.
        Patricia

        Reply from Peter Kearney follows…

        Dear Patricia
        Further to your email, are you able to provide me with a single example of “open, very public, support” given by me for the SNP in my capacity as spokesperson for the Scottish Bishops?
        Regards
        Peter Kearney

        My reply to Peter’s reply follows…

        My my, Peter, you sound like one of those “see you in court” lawyers. I can only remember you being quoted in the Scottish press as being in support of the SNP, so I call that open, very public – what would YOU call it? You were immediately identified as the Spokesman for the Scottish Bishops, I noticed that because I’ve got relatives in dear ole Ireland, with the surname “Kearney” so I wouldn’t have jumped to that conclusion, necessarily… Here’s somebody else who has linked your SNP support with your job. We can’t all be wrong, can we? If you no longer identify as an SNP supporter (in a manner of speaking) I’ll be very glad to hear it.
        https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-scottish-catholic-bishops-and-the-nationalists-a-scandal-is-coming-to-light

        So, as the above article makes clear, it seems to be very common knowledge that you have made your support for the SNP known without “identifying” as a different person, if you get my drift. Indeed, I remember one Glasgow priest saying as much in one of our blog discussions on the demonic SNP. However, be all of that as it may, now is your chance to denounce Nicola Sturgeon’s shocking policy on “transgenderism” – a crackpot theory which even Pope Francis has described as an attack on our very humanity. I’d love to be able to announce, in reply to the English blogger, that you not only replied to my message, but that you are wholly opposed to this evil Gender Recognition Reform Bill.

        I await your response with the kind of enthusiasm which I normally reserve for my next fresh cream meringue (with coffee).

        Patricia

        Make of it, what you will, folks – I make of it that Mr Kearney is still supporting the SNP and too bad about Catholic Faith and Morals… That’s what I make of it.

        October 28, 2022 at 8:59 pm
      • editor

        Well, folks, seems I was a bit premature in what I made of it there… Here’s Mr Kearney’s considered reply which arrived at some point today when I was out and about celebrating the Feast of All Saints…

        Oh dear Patricia

        Are you seriously basing your assertion that I offer “open, very public, support” to the SNP on the baseless ramblings of Damian Thomson and a Glasgow priest in a blog 8 years ago? That’s not exactly journalism in any meaningful sense of the word, is it?

        I asked if you were able to provide me with a single example of “open, very public, support” given by me for the SNP in my capacity as spokesperson for the Scottish Bishops. You haven’t.

        For the avoidance of doubt, the Gender Recognition Reform Bill is a reprehensible piece of legislation, just as the Scottish Government’s support for so-called “Buffer Zones” is reprehensible and utterly wrong.

        Yours etc

        Peter Kearney

        My reply…

        That’s great Peter. No, I wasn’t basing anything on that one piece of journalism – I’m not a Damian Thompson fan (not since he suggested the red hat for the then Archbishop Nichols simply because he organised the papal visit – Benedict!) That was simply the first in a string of articles to come up when I researched the subject, because, as I’m sure you know, you can hardly separate yourself and your political beliefs from your job. It would be like me writing for The Tablet and still claiming to be a Catholic.

        Anyway, I’m delighted to read your “avoidance of doubt” concluding sentence and will report that back on the blog.

        Be good.

        God bless.
        Patricia

        The End!

        November 1, 2022 at 9:41 pm
  • RCAVictor Reply

    Here’s a government-approved medical diagnosis for “gender dysphoria”:

    Doctor: “What are your preferred pronouns?”
    Patient: “I don’t know, they keep changing on a daily basis!”
    Doctor: “Your application for a GRC has been approved. I’m prescribing two puberty blockers a day with a shot of Scotch, and you may use whichever restroom you feel like, on your way out.”

    October 26, 2022 at 4:29 pm
    • editor Reply

      RCA Victor,

      I hadn’t realised that you knew my doctor. Small world, they say, with the emphasis on “they” 😀

      October 26, 2022 at 5:39 pm
  • Michaela Reply

    This letters page from the Edinburgh Evening News shows that Nicola Sturgeon isn’t even popular with voters in her own constituency. It’s a mystery how she is hanging on to power.
    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/other/readers-letters-you-weren-t-elected-first-minister-nicola/ar-AA13lBId?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=57069113ce47417db79f27bfbf5b6399

    October 26, 2022 at 6:44 pm
  • Michael 🙏 Reply

    Dear friends

    The bill is an insidious and wicked symptom of a much deeper reality.

    It is nothing more than pernicious and unadulterated evil masquerading under a false and distorted notion of human anthropology ie. gender, sexuality, care, compassion, tolerance etc.

    Let us be under no illusion about what this is all about. Namely, the rejection of Gods divine plan and sovereignty of and over all of his Creation including and specifically the rejection of humanity made in Gods image (imago dei) male and female He Created them both.

    It is the arguments of the Devil and his diabolical attacks on the Natural Law, The Commandments, The Gospel promulgated and promoted by his willing minions here on earth.

    Woe unto them who call good evil and evil good.

    Ave Maria

    Every blessing

    Michael 🙏

    October 26, 2022 at 10:02 pm
    • RCAVictor Reply

      Michael,

      Well said. Not only is this evil a rejection of humanity made in God’s image, it goes even further. If you look closely at these “transgenders,” it becomes obvious that they are made in the image and likeness of Satan – neither male nor female, but androgynous, just as the followers of their father, the father of lies, claim about him.

      October 26, 2022 at 10:13 pm
      • Michael 🙏

        RCA Victor

        I completely agree with your excellent and insightful remarks

        Blessings

        Michael 🙏

        October 26, 2022 at 10:29 pm
      • Josephine

        Even Pope Francis once called transgenderism an attack on humanity, the annihilation of man. If he can see it, anybody of however low IQ should be able to see it!

        October 26, 2022 at 11:17 pm
  • editor Reply

    The Telegraph reports, shockingly, that the Tavistock Clinic in Glasgow is offering surgery for “trans children” – the NHS closed the London Tavistock which was more or less closed in disgrace, if my memory is correct (for once!)
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/10/26/sturgeons-tavistock-clinic-offers-trans-children-surgery-not/

    October 27, 2022 at 9:32 am
    • RCAVictor Reply

      Editor,

      Tavistock, among we conspiracy theorists (or is that among us conspiracy theorists?), has the reputation of being the designer of psyop projects for the NWO. As for my reputation among conspiracy theorists, we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it….

      October 28, 2022 at 4:07 pm
      • Fidelis

        RCA Victor,

        “us or we” – this is Scotland, so it has to be wee, LOL!

        October 28, 2022 at 4:49 pm
  • editor Reply

    Can’t find the link now that I’m looking for it but saw a report earlier that the EU – via an official speaking in Edinburgh recently – is insisting that Scotland join the Euro if we want to rejoin the EU. Sturgeon has been adamant that we won’t join the Euro. Fun & (more) games ahead!

    October 27, 2022 at 12:26 pm
  • westminsterfly Reply

    At least one of the SNP has some backbone: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1688544/SNP-Ash-Regan-resigns-GRA-bill-Nicola-Sturgeon-latest and yes Editor, you did read that today about the euro. I wonder how many Scots would accept the euro, seeing the catastrophe it has caused in other EU countries: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1688289/sturgeon-scottish-independence-european-union-eurozone-brexit-latest-news-ont

    October 27, 2022 at 3:51 pm
  • westminsterfly Reply

    PS That news about the euro perhaps needs a thread of its own and the news should be spread far and wide. It might help to bring the SNP government down. If there’s one thing the majority of people DO care about, it’s their own finances, and the fact that adopting the euro will mean financial losses for all concerned.

    October 27, 2022 at 4:15 pm
    • editor Reply

      WF,

      Yes, I saw that this morning and I will be onto it soon enough. So, hang on in there…

      October 27, 2022 at 5:34 pm
  • Bernie Reply

    An SNP Minister has resigned over this. Also nine MSPs are not voting for it and in Nicola Sturgeon’s authoritarian regime, that’s unheard of
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-63416857?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA

    October 27, 2022 at 10:12 pm
  • Bernie Reply

    This is a short conversation on GB News about the resignation of the SNP minister who resigned.

    https://youtu.be/ltYTrQuky_U

    October 27, 2022 at 10:21 pm
  • Frankier Reply

    So, does this mean that you can change gender on a regular basis or do you have to stick with the
    new one? Just asking for a friend who is undecided as to whether to buy a summer dress or a pair of
    moleskins.

    This, from a government (glorified parochial committee) who can`t even find a way of completing a ferry in their very own shipyard.

    October 28, 2022 at 1:46 am
    • editor Reply

      Frankier,

      Game, set and match! Well said!

      October 28, 2022 at 8:26 am
  • Michael 🙏 Reply

    Dear friends
    I await the day when someone decides to identify as a Pot Noodle.
    Every blessing
    Michael 🙏

    October 28, 2022 at 1:42 pm
  • Lily Reply

    Look at this rabble outside the Scottish Parliament

    October 31, 2022 at 4:15 pm
  • Lily Reply

    I meant to say also in the above comment that this is so clearly from the devil. The “lesbian” women vs the “trans” women! One sin vs another sin! This can only come from Hell.

    October 31, 2022 at 4:19 pm
  • Margaret Mary Reply

    This is a shocking indictment of the SNP – I call this child abuse, no question about it. I would wager a bet that they will see court cases in the future.
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/10/31/children-young-nine-prescribed-puberty-blockers-nicola-sturgeon/

    November 1, 2022 at 8:33 am
  • Athanasius Reply

    It makes me shudder to think of the judgement this wretched woman is storing up for herself in eternity. I really feel for children today, they’re largely betrayed by those whose duty it is to protect them.

    November 4, 2022 at 4:34 pm
  • editor Reply

    The madness is never-ending as Sturgeon leads the world in “trans” activism. Here is a most ridiculous report about a woman being removed from a meeting in Holyrood because she refused to remove her politically incorrect scarf… while the MSPs wearing the PC rainbow colours get to stay.
    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/lifestyle/style/woman-kicked-out-of-sturgeon-trans-debate-for-wearing-suffragette-scarf/ar-AA148u5U?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=c64c8ceec0304f95bb3cf8a7138c224a

    November 15, 2022 at 9:35 pm

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