Church rescinds invitation to anti-LGBT speaker

May 21, 2016 by

From RTE Ireland: The Church of Ireland Archdiocese of Dublin and Glendalough has said that the rector of one of its churches in Co Wicklow has rescinded an invitation to a controversial guest speaker who has written of “rewiring” the psyche of a gay man correctly “to enable him to feel like a man again”. However, Dr Ed Silvoso has said this characterisation of him is “fallacious and misleading”. Confirming the decision to rescind the invitation, a diocesan...

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Former gay activist battles megaphone protest at Sydney University

May 4, 2016 by

By Anne Lim, Bible Society: About 100 students provided a rowdy backdrop to a lunchtime talk by former gay activist-turned-Christian family man James Parker at the Sydney University campus today. The protesters from various groups on campus attempted to disrupt the meeting, held by Sydney University Catholic Society as part of a weeklong series of events on issues concerning life and the human condition. The events come in the same week that the Sydney University Union (USU) backed down on...

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Why Do LGBT Radicals Want to Cleanse the Counseling Profession of Christians?

Apr 13, 2016 by

By David French, National Review Online: You can always count on the Huffington Post to get hysterical. Last night — under a blaring headline that simply read “Hatewave” — it took aim at one of the more common-sense pieces of religious-liberty legislation ever proposed. The Tennessee legislature has passed a bill protecting from liability “counselors and therapists who refuse to counsel a client as to goals, outcomes, or behaviors that conflict with a sincerely held religious belief of the...

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World’s largest psychiatrist org condemns treatment for unwanted gay attractions

Mar 30, 2016 by

By Steve Weatherbe, LifeSite: The World Psychiatric Association has joined many national psychotherapy bodies in Europe and North America in condemning any psychotherapies claiming to reduce or eliminate homosexual attraction in clients. But prominent Canadian psychiatrist Joseph Berger says the WPA statement represents a political position unsupported by science and groups such as the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity argue that people who want to reduce their...

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What conservative gay Christians want

Feb 18, 2016 by

By Dan Hitchens, Spectator: The LGBT rights movement — so the story goes — has split the Christian churches in two. On one side are the progressives, who believe that Christianity should accept gay people and recognise gay marriage. Lined up against them are the conservatives, who hold fast to the belief that being gay is sinful. It’s not entirely false, that story. There are just a vast number of Christians who don’t fit into it. Ed Shaw is an evangelical pastor in Bristol and is gay — or, as...

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LGBT bill to ban therapy for youth on sexual orientation issues is stalled in Mass. Legislature

Jan 29, 2016 by

From MassResistance: Bill was skipped over in Wednesday’s House session after “hold” was put on it. But battle continues. What happens in Massachusetts on “culture war” issues is often repeated across America. After weeks of hard lobbying to stop Bill H97 in the Massachusetts Legislature. we’re happy to report some success. Just before this week’s formal House session, a “hold“ was put on the bill and it was not acted on. But the battle will continue. Part of a national movement in...

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