BEATING off stiff competition, Dr Antony Lempert, co-ordinator of the Secular Medical Forum, was voted â€˜Academic of the Year’ in the 2010 Erotic Awards.
According to this report, the GP who practises in Wales, was presented with his prize, a winged golden dick, at the Erotic Awards ceremony in Central London recently. Later he spoke at a public rally in Regent’s Park where he declared:
The battlefield chosen by religious bodies is often the genitalia and other people’s sexual freedoms. It has only been by engaging the religions on their own sexual territory that I accidentally find myself working towards a less constrained, less damaged, more erotic society. I am delighted to find myself in this camp.
The Erotic Awards celebrate people working towards sexual freedom around the world. Dr Lempert was given the award in recognition of his work for the Secular Medical Forum to prevent religious bodies from interfering with other people’s bodies.
The SMF also campaigns to abolish all forms of ritual genital mutilation including non-therapeutic male circumcision; improve access to emergency contraception and abortion and generally keep religious tendrils from interfering with people’s sex lives. He works very hard and expresses his views in a gentlemanly, logical yet relentless manner.
Dr Lempert says:
I hold to account those people and organisations who espouse potentially dangerous views or who are engaged in harmful practices. This is particularly the case in the sphere of religion, where entrenched traditional religious privilege so often conflicts with other people’s dignity, autonomy and safety.
Our warmest congratulations go to Dr Lempert â€¦ but we wish there more like him in the medical profession willing to speak out against religion’s irrational attitude towards all things sexual.