Updates and Report: Transformation Potential Conference

Apr 24, 2015 by

Gay conversion therapy is a fiercely contested topic – advocates claim it’s not harmful but it has been condemned by UK health organisations. Here two men who have undergone treatment outline their opposing views. Modern gay conversion therapy, according to organisations that promote it, can enable people to change or reduce their “homosexual tendencies” through “standard psycho-therapeutic and counselling techniques”. Watch video here from BBC Victoria...

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Born this way? How high-tech conversion therapy could undermine gay rights

Apr 24, 2015 by

By Andrew Vierra and Brian D Earp, Practical Ethics: Introduction Following the death of 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teen who committed suicide after forced “conversion therapy,” President Barack Obama called for a nationwide ban on psychotherapy aimed at changing sexual orientation or gender identity. The administration argued that because conversion therapy causes substantial psychological harm to minors, it is neither medically nor ethically appropriate. We fully agree with the...

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Change: How Jesus Heals Us

Apr 20, 2015 by

By Andrew Comiskey, Desert Stream: ‘Be not conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you might know the good and perfect will of God.’ (Romans 12: 2) Real change in our lives usually begins with a crisis. Light breaks into our otherwise dull sensibility and pains us. Exposed, our disorder wounds us. It might be a spouse’s discovery of the other’s affair or porn use; it may simply be one’s revulsion at his or her sin. We the beautiful have broken...

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LGBT Therapy Ban

Apr 18, 2015 by

By Dale O’Leary: Suppose parents were informed that their child has a serious condition, one for which the recommended treatment included: a lifetime regime of powerful drugs which could cause serious, even life threatening, side effects; mutilating surgeries, which leave scars and compromise urinary track function; total loss of the ability to procreate; and partial or complete loss of genital function and feeling. Even with this radical treatment, their child would be at high risk for...

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Smearing sexual orientation change

Apr 17, 2015 by

by Robert A J Gagnon, First Things: Yesterday I had the good pleasure to join a courageous group of people for a conference entitled “Transformation Potential” held at the Emmanuel Centre in London. The conference was spearheaded by Michael Davidson, a man of God who came out of the homosexual life many years ago and heads up a group called Core Issues Trust (“a non-profit Christian ministry supporting men and women with homosexual issues who voluntarily seek change in sexual preference and...

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Christian ministry says that homosexuality is not biological

Apr 15, 2015 by

By Laura Wignall, BBC News: A Christian ministry has launched a complaint against the Royal College of Psychiatrists over its stand on homosexuality. The Core Issues Trust accuses the RCP of neglecting its duty by claiming that sexual orientation is fixed at birth. They believe this is “discrimination” for people “who experience homosexual feelings but wish to reduce them.” Fourteen leading health organisations have signed a statement calling this position...

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