Anglican Primate Linda Nicholls urges Government of Canada to Ban Conversion Therapy

Nov 21, 2020 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline:

The Anglican Church of Canada’s Primate, Linda Nicholls has written to Canada’s Minister of Justice to voice her support for Bill C-6, a bill which would criminalize conversion therapy.

If this should pass, a therapist, psychotherapist, counsellor or psychiatrist who agrees to help someone resist unwanted same-sex attraction would be committing a criminal act and face fines and possible jail time.

At a deeper level it is a fundamental denial of free speech. So, a person who experiences same-sex attraction has no choice but to accept his or her unwanted attractions. Let me repeat: no choice. The reason for this, the Primate tells us, is because to allow the person a choice would be an affront to his or her dignity, even abusive.

As David of Samizdat, a Canadian blogger noted, “At the same time, the Primate has, in her multi-letter rainbow spectrum, a letter “T” secreted between the letters “B” and “Q”. “T” stands for “Transgender”, a person who chooses to assert that his sex differs from the category imposed on him by his chromosomes. We are all expected to go along with this choice, this fantasy: to do otherwise would be an affront to his dignity and, possibly a criminal act. The Primate fully supports, welcomes, applauds and embraces this choice. Do you see the problem?”

In her letter to The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Nicholls writes; “Our faith tradition affirms the dignity of all persons, including those persons across the LGBTQ2SIA+ spectrum. We recognize that members of the LGBTQ2SIA+ communities continue to disproportionately experience marginalization, family estrangement, and exclusion in a predominantly heterosexual and gender-binary culture, negating this dignity which we know God to have given to all. Conversion therapy seeks to change core elements of individuals by attempting to change their sexual orientation or gender identity. The ACC does not support this dangerous and abusive practice.”

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