Progress of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill 2014/15

Oct 30, 2014 by

The 2nd reading of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill 2014/15 is now rescheduled for 21st of November Editor’s comment: This is the continuation of the progress of the Private Members’ Bill sponsored by Geraint Davies MP, which aims to “prohibit gay to straight conversion therapy”, and thereby offering “protection of children and adults”. This post also contains links to articles explaining why this is a threat to basic liberties and is being...

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‘Faith & Thought’ Conference on Homosexuality

Oct 21, 2014 by

By Dr Peter May: These are notes of the main points taken from a Day Conference  in London organised by the evangelical, non-denominational Victoria Institute in October 2014. Papers were given on Scientific, Social, Biblical and Pastoral aspects of Homosexuality, to be published in their journal Faith & Thought in April 2015. Scientific Aspects:   by Eleanor Whiteway, Cambridge Researcher with Faraday Institute Working with Dr Denis Alexander, her talk was a foretaste of a major paper due...

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What Really Motivates The Ex-ex-gay Movement Pt 2 – An Example of Narcissism In The Debate

Oct 21, 2014 by

Pt 2 – An Example of Narcissism In The Debate. From Line in the sand blog: On my previous post on narcissism as the root of the behaviour of the so called ex-ex-gay movement I received the following comment. Rather than adding it to the thread of comments I thought it would be best to use it as a basis for a post to show how the ex-ex-gay movement manipulate science and attack the credibility of those who have changed. My comments are in italics: So much of the debate on this issue is...

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Updated: Roundup: Vatican Synod on the Family – LGBT activists laud ‘new direction’

Oct 14, 2014 by

(Newer items at the bottom) LGBT activists laud ‘new direction of Vatican Synod on the Family by Hilary White, LifeSite Extraordinary Synod mid-way statement is “one of the worst official documents in church history” says Voice of the Family from SPUC Synod on the family makes big news by Sheila Liaugminas, MercatorNet Synod on the Family: Could the Catholic Church be liberalising on divorce, contraception and homosexuality? by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today Bishops’ Synod:...

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Core Issues Trust – Letter to Church Times

Oct 10, 2014 by

From Mr Dermot O’Callaghan: Sir, – The Revd Professor Chris Cook attributes elevated LGB mental ill-health to societal stigma, and criticises the Pilling working group for accepting Core Issues Trust’s evidence over that of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He claims that Core’s evidence was selected to support “a particular interpretation of scripture”. But Core’s evidence was from the College’s own cited sources: “the precise causal...

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Protecting Competent Professional Guidance and Therapeutic Care for Unwanted Sexual Feelings.

Oct 3, 2014 by

Dr Michael Davidson of Core Issues Trust was at the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) this week in Warsaw. His oral and written submissions may be read here. Protecting Competent Professional Guidance and Therapeutic Care fro Unwanted Sexual Feelings Viewpoint Discrimination: The UK Government’s determination to disallow contrary views around the discredited idea that sexual preference is inborn...

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