The stolen generation were the children of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent who were removed from their families by the Australian Federal and State government agencies and church missions, under acts of their respective parliaments. The reasoning being that aboriginal children were less likely to survive and half casts were more likely to be able to assimilate into the white man’s society.
Today we are hearing a similar argument from Peter Jensen, Anglican Archbishop of Sydney. He seems to be arguing that being a homosexual is a health hazard and children that may be considering this as a lifestyle should reconsider it for health reasons. In other words they should assimilate into the heterosexual way of life.
It took about 135 years for the federal government to apologise to the Aboriginal Stolen Generation and that only occurred when the older generation, Prime Minister John Howard departed and his younger generation predecessor, Kevin Rudd took his place and gave a long overdue and remarkable apology in February, 2008.
Although Peter Jensen says that he could be wrong, he thinks that he is right and I believe that he is unlikely to change his mind in thinking that homosexuals are degenerates and need to be saved from themselves and their unhealthy lifestyles. Previous and even present generations were unable to admit their culpability and past wrong doings, citing that they were doing it for their good. Can you tell me Peter why you would be any different?