A disbanded protest group which had opposed marriage equality in Taiwan has reformed to lead an anti-drugs campaign. It plans to discourage people from using recreational drugs to show their links to the ‘homosexual movement’.
The Baby’s Breath Layman Alliance was a fierce marriage equality opposition group. It is now defunct but the same members have resurfaced as the Baby’s Breath Anti-Drug Front.
It held its first official protest last week when about 20 people gathered outside the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office. The group was demanding two doctors lose their lisences for allegedly promoting drug use in speeches they gave on HIV prevention.
Baby’s Breath Layman Alliance garnered international media when it organized a protest outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei.
They promise they’re still anti-equality
The Layman Alliance was protesting the ‘rainbow terror’ of LGBTI issues. The new Anti-Drug Front swears it still opposes them despite disbanding.
‘We still oppose the legalization of homosexual marriage without first achieving a social consensus because of the huge potential for effects on society,’ group member Lin Shih-ming told the Taipei Times.
‘The government pushing for legalization without seriously weighing the consequences is rash and ignores the heartfelt views of ordinary parents.’
Drugs were closely linked to ‘homosexual groups’ according to the Anti-Drug Front’s co-convenor Tsou Ting-hung.
‘We have switched our focus to opposing drugs because problems associated with gay men stem from widespread recreational drug use, which in turn promotes the spread of AIDS,’ Tsou said.
‘Our first objective is to stem the flood of recreational drugs and then show their link to the homosexual movement.
‘If that becomes a societal consensus, postponing the legalization of same-sex marriage indefinitely would be a natural next step.’