Some Christians believe the Hebrew bible clearly rules out same-sex relationships and emphasises distinct roles based on sex at birth. Savi Hensman suggests this may be interpreted differently and considers how the first chapters of Genesis could be read as recognising and rejoicing in the diversity of living beings.
During his party conference speech, Iain Duncan Smith said he was motivated by compassion. This evoked anger and disbelief from many disabled people, their families and friends, as they contrasted his words with the impact of his policies. Many asserted that Mr. Duncan Smith must be entirely lacking in compassion, given his department's treatment of sick and disabled people.