How evidence, rights, freedoms and conscience are trampled through view-point discrimination under the UK’s aggressive secular state.

Oct 2, 2015 by

From Core Issues Trust: […] on-going media reports indicate that the UK government is considering criminalising professionals offering help to clients wanting to end homosexual feelings and behaviours. Already an effective ban is in place on such support through the country’s leading mental health organisations against their members responding to such client requests. Training, continuing professional development, supervision and professional indemnity insurance are denied to therapists making use of even standard psychotherapeutic modalities to assist this minority population. Frequent requests to these bodies to produce the evidence that on average any such intervention is harmful, are ignored. TO: Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe FROM: Core Issues Trust, UK TOPIC: How evidence, rights, freedoms and conscience are trampled through view-point discrimination under the UK’s aggressive secular state. DATE: 29th September, 2015. WORKING SESSION 12. Specifically selected topic: Combating hate crimes and ensuring effective protection against discrimination According to...

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Intolerance and Discrimination Against the Christian’€™s Right to Self Emancipation

Sep 30, 2015 by

To: Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2015 – OSCE From: The Rev. Mario J Bergner, Redeemed Lives, PO Box 451, Ipswich, MA 01938, WORKING SESSION 15: Monday, 30 September 2015, 3-6pm Fundamental Freedoms II (continued), including: Freedom of Thought, Conscience, Religion or Belief Central Recommendation: I am requesting the participating States of the OSCE acknowledge that some Christians with unwanted sexual attractions are denied their fundamental right to self-emancipation, through legislation that blocks acting on the convictions of their religious beliefs and conscience. These Christians Have the fundamental freedom to the right to self-emancipation from unwanted sexual attractions of all kinds, because of the convictions of their religious beliefs and conscience that such practices are incompatible with the faith they hold. Freely choose to self-identify exclusively according to their Christian conscience, and do not self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) because they believe their only genuine identity...

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Mental health crisis: challenges and opportunities for the Church

Sep 1, 2015 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. There appears to be a steep rise in the incidence of ‘mental health problems’, especially clinical treatments for various forms of anxiety and depression among young people. As well as being a health problem, this is also an economic problem (as increasing numbers of days are lost to sick leave), and a political problem (as accusations about ‘lack of funding’ take on political currency), and as we shall see, an educational problem. For the church it is a pastoral problem, but also an evangelistic opportunity, a time to pray that we would see God at work in people’s lives, turning despair to hope as the whole Gospel is shared through the supportive community of the local church, and as sufferers learn, grow and are transformed as disciples of Christ. […] Christian leaders, churches and schools can continue with excellent provision of pastoral care, understanding...

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LGBT lobby rebutted by pro-family medical experts & ex-gays

Aug 29, 2015 by

From MassResistance: The homosexual movement’s state-by-state crusade to pass laws banning youth with sexual orientation problems from seeking help by therapists, came to a head in the Massachusetts State House at a public hearing on Tuesday, July 28. The well-oiled LGBT lobbying machine was rebutted by pro-family counselors and experts, many of whom who came to Boston from across America, as well as MassResistance activists. At issue is Bill H97, which is a major goal of the LGBT lobby this year. It would make it illegal for licensed therapists to help children deal with traumatic sexual orientation problems, often the result of childhood sexual molestation, rape, or abuse. Instead, the bill would only allow therapy that encourages homosexual behavior. Read here...

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Illinois Bans Gay Conversion Therapy For LGBT Youths

Aug 21, 2015 by

By Kim Bellware, Huffington Post: Illinois’ Republican governor on Thursday signed a law banning mental health therapists from trying to change a young person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The measure signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner outlaws the controversial practice of “gay conversion therapy,” sometimes called “reparative therapy,” on people younger than 18. Once the law takes effect on Jan. 1, violators will face discipline from their state licensing board, according to the text of the measure.  The law makes Illinois the fourth state to ban gay conversion therapy for minors. California,New Jersey, and Oregon — as well as the District of Columbia — also have outlawed the practice. But the Illinois measure is the first to include language linking conversion therapy to consumer fraud, according to its sponsor, state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, a Chicago Democrat who is an openly gay member of the State House. Read...

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Public hearing on bill to ban needed counseling for youth on “sexual orientation” issues.

Jul 24, 2015 by

From MassResistance: Rejected by 20 state legislatures, the big target is now Massachusetts. The fight to protect children from radical activists continues in Massachusetts. For the second time, the well-funded national LGBT movement is attempting to pass a bill that would ban professional counseling that would help youth deal with sexual-orientation or sexual identity problems. (And it’s being in states pushed across the US.) On Tuesday, July 28, there will be a public hearing at the Massachusetts State House for Bill H97, deceptively titled, “An Act relative to abusive practices to change sexual orientation and gender identity in minors.” Last session a nearly identical bill was filed and easily passed through two committees, but was finally derailed by strong last-minute lobbying by MassResistance activists. This year, the LGBT lobby is back with a vengeance. Putting vulnerable kids in danger to support an ideology Homosexuality is very often a result...

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