A GUERNSEY doctor faces an investigation for arguing that lowering the gay age of consent would promote paedophilia.
Islander Martin Gavet has made a formal complaint about GP Paul Williams to the General Medical Council and more than 350 people have now joined a Facebook campaign group set up by Mr Gavet.
In a letter in the Guernsey Press, Dr Williams said: 'Most homosexuals are not paedophiles but they do represent a very high proportion of convicted paedophiles – that is a fact.'
Dr Williams based his views on statistics in Fight for the Family, a book Mr Gavet claimed has now been widely discredited.
Mr Gavet, who is gay, said Dr Williams should be struck off because, as a GP, he ought to understand the difficulties faced by homosexuals.
'Gay men and women are at higher risk of suicide and that can be largely attributed to prejudice. As a doctor he has a duty to protect the welfare of patients that are in a vulnerable state.'
In his letter, Dr Williams made it clear his comments were his personal views but Mr Gavet claimed he had breached GMC guidelines by publicising them and identifying himself because his patients would be able to read them.
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