Monday, 16 April 2012

CARE Bus Ad Outrage: List of MPs with links to CARE interns


MPs have distanced themselves from the Christian charity CARE following a homophobic poster that suggested people who are gay, can be changed. Boris Johnson pulled the adverts, which read ‘Not gay! Ex-gay, Post-Gay And Proud. Get Over It!’ Now, following a campaign, MPs are distancing themselves from the views of the charity, with two MPs promising not to take any interns from the charity again. Catherine McKinnell, and Sharon Hodgson both confirmed they would not take interns from CARE in the future.

Some of the MPs listed below voted against for sexual equality in the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007, including Tim Farron of the Liberal Democrats and Andrew Sealous of the Conservatives.

Perhaps people’s religious beliefs need to be declared on certain subjects that are potentially affected by a person’s religious belief such as sexual orientation or abortion. Well, that’s one for debate?

The list below is of the MPs who have taken on an intern provided by CARE since 2008 up until the latest register of Interests.

David Burrowes: Conservative: Intern provided by Christian charity, CARE. (2008 register of interests)

Alistair Burt: Conservative: Provision of an intern by CARE (Christian Action, Research and Education). (Registered 6 February 2008)

Stephen Crabb: Conservative: Provided with an intern by CARE (Christian Action, Research and Education). (2008 register of interests)

John Glen: Conservative: Four days a week voluntary service from October 2011 to July 2012 provided by a volunteer intern who is self-funding except for the receipt of a bursary of£5,500 as a member of the educational leadership programme at the Christian Charity CARE.

Andrew Sealous: Conservative: Provision of an intern by CARE (Christian Action Research and Education). (Registered 7 October 2008)

Caroline Spelman: Conservative: The bursary of my Research Assistant is met by Christian Action, Research and Education (CARE).

Gary Streeter: Conservative: Intern provided by CARE (Christian Action Research and Education) from October 2008- July 2009. (Registered 13 October 2008)

Steve Webb: Conservative: Intern provided by Christian charity, CARE.

Paul Burstow: Lib Dem: Since September 2004 I have been provided with an intern sponsored by CARE (Christian Action, Research and Education). (2008 register of interests)

Tim Farron: Lib Dem: Four days a week voluntary service from October 2011 to July 2012 from a volunteer intern who is self funding except for the receipt of a bursary as a member of the educational leadership programme at the Christian charity CARE. voted against Equality Act Sexual Orientation Reg. 2007.

David Drew: Labour: Provided with an intern sponsored by CARE (Christian Action, Research and Education). (2008 register of interests)

Sharon Hodgson: Labour: Four days a week voluntary service from October 2011 to July 2012 provided by a Volunteer Intern who is self-funding except for the receipt of a bursary of £5,500 as a member of the educational Leadership Programme at the Christian Charity CARE.

Elizabeth Kendall: Labor: Four days a week voluntary service from 6 December 2011 to 23 February 2012 provided by a volunteer intern who is self funding except for the receipt of a bursary of £5,500 as a member of the educational leadership programme at the charity CARE.

Catherine McKinnell: Labour: Four days a week voluntary service from 10 October 2011 to 19 July 2012 provided by a volunteer intern who is self- funding except for the receipt of a bursary of £5,500 as a member of the educational leadership programme at the charity CARE.

Andrew Reed: Labour: Had the services for four days a week of an intern sponsored by CARE (Christian Action, Research and Education). (2008 register of interests)

For full list of MPs who have declared support for CARE since 2007 see here.


1 comment:

  1. Just to advise you that religious views can be broad and not necessarily anti-gay. I for one am a Christian yet support the Equality Act 100%.

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