UN expert report demands ‘conversion therapy’ bans worldwide

Jun 28, 2020 by

by Carys Moseley, Christian Concern: Last month the United Nations LGBT expert published a report demanding that countries across the world should enact laws and policies to ban so-called ‘conversion therapy’ both for same-sex attraction and transgender confusion. His report is a response to his call for evidence, issued in November 2019. It is due to be discussed at the upcoming 44th meeting of the UN Human Rights Council. The meeting was due to have started last week but has been postponed...

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YouTube censors video testimony of former transgender, calls it ‘hate speech’

Jun 21, 2020 by

by Brandon Showalter, Christian Post: YouTube has censored a man who once identified as transgender for so-called hate speech because he expressed an opinion about gender dysphoria and transgender ideology that the tech giant doesn’t agree with. Walt Heyer, the founder of Sex Change Regret, was part of a Heritage Foundation panel last October, where he detailed his experiences with taking hormones and undergoing body-altering surgery to look more like a woman. During the panel...

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In Canada, Gay Pride Is Mandatory

Jun 9, 2020 by

by Donald DeMarco, Crisis Magazine: On May 25, 2020, the Calgary, Alberta city council passed a “conversion therapy” bill by a vote of 14-1. According to the bill, any councilor who offers to reduce a person’s same-sex attraction or reaffirm a person’s birth sex is subject to a fine of up to $10,000. The by-law also applies to anyone making such an offer in a private conversation or during a public sermon. One of the councilors proposed an amendment that would allow conversion therapy for a...

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Canadian city bans help to overcome unwanted same-sex attraction

May 28, 2020 by

by Anthony Murdoch, LifeSite: The new bylaw comes with fines of up to $10,000 or a year-long prison term for any business, extremely broadly defined, that offers ‘conversion therapy.’ A Canadian city banned businesses from offering help to those with unwanted same-sex attraction. In a 14-1 final vote yesterday, the Calgary City Council passed the third reading of the “Prohibited Businesses Bylaw-20M2020” (page 531), making it become law. The new bylaw 20M2020 makes it illegal for a...

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Change Oriented Therapies (COTs) and SAFE-T

May 17, 2020 by

from Core Issues Trust: Core Issues Trust advocates Change Orientated Therapies (COTs), otherwise known as change-allowing therapies. Most commonly these are practised within the context of the SAFE-T (Sexual Attraction Fluidity Exploration in Therapy) model. We support the use of standard modalities (methods) to support those who want to move away from homosexual feelings, behaviours and attractions.  It’s important to know that there is no special or “exotic” therapeutic or...

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Complaint over charity status of ‘gay conversion’ group Core Issues Trust in Northern Ireland

May 13, 2020 by

by Mark Bain, Belfast Telegraph: The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has been urged to review the charitable status of Core Issues Trust, a Christian organisation which campaigners claim promotes “conversion therapy” for gay people. The National Secular Society (NSS) has written to chief charity commissioner Nicole Lappin, Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey and Health Minister Robin Swann over the issue. In its letter, the NSS wrote: “Given that this practice can...

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