When even a doctors opinion lands himself in hot water, just because he bucks the perverted public’s popular opinion on drugs. Fascinating.
UPDATE: Frank Clough in the comments reports that: Christian GP sacked as Government drugs adviser over views on homosexuality
Vilified for telling the truth: The Christian GP whose life was made hell after he questioned the legalise drugs campaign
- Doctor was victimised on internet after criticising standpoint championed by Richard Branson this week
- He was dismissed from Government advisory role before one meeting
By Frances Hardy
Last updated at 2:10 AM on 28th January 2012
Dr Hans-Christian Raabe is a man of gentle demeanour and firm principle who cares deeply about his patients in the deprived area of Manchester where he works as a GP. Indeed, he chose to serve a community where unemployment is high, drug problems endemic and gang warfare rife because he wanted to make a difference.
‘I wanted to care for people in areas of most need, so I opted to work in a disadvantaged community with a high prevalence of social problems,’ he says. ‘And at the root of many of these problems are drugs.’
‘Every day I see the devastation substance abuse causes to individuals, families and communities. I see huge numbers of patients whose lives — whether directly or indirectly — have been ruined by the misuse of drugs.’
Incredibly, Dr Raabe was also criticised for being a Christian. He was stunned: ‘I was called a bigot, scum and a mad ba****d. I was accused of being a waste of space and of having no qualification to talk about substance abuse.
‘All I’d done was to offer a day or more of my time every week for three years to help improve the drug problem in the UK, and I was subjected to a vile stream of abuse and defamation. The Home Office caved in to pressure from the politically correct brigade. I believe it was spineless of them.
‘When they revoked my appointment I was not given a chance to refute any of the allegations against me. I began to feel as if I was living in a totalitarian regime — in Stalinist Russia or Ahmadinejad’s Iran — not in Britain in 2011.’