Independent Online, a South African news provider is reporting that the revived National Party in South Africa will allow gay and lesbian members to serve, but that the government will help to "rehabilitate" them. The party is also advocating that the country stop performing same-sex marriages, which became legal in November 2006.
A NP representative said:
"The party is open to all. We don't approve (of homosexuality), but there is nothing we can do about people's lifestyle. We won't exclude them, we will rather rehabilitate them. We regard them as South Africans and we will still serve them," Sprague said.Contact the National Party via the address and email below and let them know that science shows homosexuality is not a disease in need of treatment and that "reparative therapy" does not work and is dangerous. Also, tell them not to interfere with the constitution which guarantees marriage rights for same-sex couples.
NATIONAL PARTY SOUTH AFRICA (NP)
P.O. Box 1344, Sea Point 8060
Fax: (+27) 086 627 7405