The Grammar of Leviticus 18.22

Jan 25, 2015 by

By Ian Paul, Psephizo: Last year, I wrote a Grove booklet on the text relating to same-sex unions; some of this material has also contributed to the resources for the ‘facilitated conversations’ in the Church of England. I posted on the blog an extract on the texts from Leviticus 18 and 22, which generated quite a bit of discussion. Some of the most significant comments came from Jerome T Walsh, who taught Old Testament at Botswana University and the University of Dallas, and has published...

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Statement on the ACC’s Removal of Core Issues Trust from Membership

Jan 23, 2015 by

From the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity: The Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity (hereafter referred to as the Alliance) is compelled to express in the strongest terms our consternation at the Association of Christian Counsellor’s (ACC) recent decision to remove Core Issues Trust (CIT) from their organizational membership. We register this dismay particularly in light of statements made by ACC to justify their decision, statements that mimic the...

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NHS England, medical and psychological professionals speak out against gay conversion therapy

Jan 14, 2015 by

From UKCP: Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people seeking therapy will be better protected from harmful ‘gay cures’ following commitments made today by NHS England, and leading medical and psychological professional groups. Gay conversion therapy (sometimes referred to as ‘gay cure’ or ‘reparative’ therapy) is the umbrella term for a type of talking therapy which attempts to change sexual orientation or reduce attraction to others of the same sex. There is no good evidence this works and...

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Dr. Brown Reaches Out to Vicky Beeching

Jan 6, 2015 by

Dr. Brown responds to statements made by Vicky Beeching, the well-known worship leader who has now come out as openly gay and supportive of committed homosexual relationships. Dr. Brown also interacts with British journalist Peter Ormerod.

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Why SSA Became a Blessing in Disguise

Jan 5, 2015 by

From JONAH: For me, SSA (same-sex attraction) is a blessing in one hell of a disguise. Every single day between the ages of 13 and 23, I would think and despair endlessly about the impossible struggle I was in, being attracted to other men. Ten years alone, keeping this heavy, shameful secret from every single person in my life. It hurt a lot, for a very long time, in a very deep place. In October 2013, I attended the Journey into Manhood (JiM) workshop in Israel and had the most wonderfully...

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Refusal of Association of Christian Counsellors to renew Core Issues Trust’s organisational me...

Jan 1, 2015 by

The Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) has refused Core Issues Trust organisational membership as of 31 December 2014. In a letter from its chief executive Rev Tony Ruddle received by email on 24th December, the ACC Executive states “your response to our request for compliance is not acceptable as it adds too many caveats”. The Trust had indicated that it would comply “for the time being” in a letter to the ACC emailed on 23 December 2014.i  It further indicated that it would...

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