Vatican Rejects Healing for Homosexuality

Jul 22, 2021 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: Homosexuals do not need a cure, but accompaniment and discernment. Rome is rejecting the use of “reparative” or “conversion” therapies by Catholic groups to heal homosexuals of same-sex attraction, a Spanish Catholic weekly is reporting. But homosexuals who have benefited from therapy are urging Pope Francis to meet with those who have found healing from unwanted same-sex attraction. The Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy (CC)...

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The Supposed Evils of “Conversion Therapy”

Jul 17, 2021 by

by Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine: Homosexual advocates like Eve Tushnet, Fr. James Martin, and Kirsten Powers do not like what they derisively call “conversion therapy.” They use the phrase to conjure up such horrors as boys strapped to tables being shown gay porn and getting electrical shocks. They use it to conjure up what they call “praying away the gay,” prison-like camps where boys are forced by unscrupulous religious hucksters to ask Jesus to make them “straight.” Tushnet says the only...

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What’s wrong with banning ‘conversion therapy’?

Jul 11, 2021 by

from Christian Concern: Our in-depth resource takes a deep look into what a ban on so-called ‘conversion therapy’ would really mean. In May 2021, the UK government announced plans to ban conversion therapy. The announcement stated: “Legislation will be introduced, protecting people from the coercive and abhorrent practice of conversion therapy in the UK. “Many forms of the practice are already prevented under current legislation, but this new ban will ensure that it is stamped out once and for...

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Born gay? Sam Salter: ‘Finding my true identity’

Jun 28, 2021 by

by Rebekah Moffett, Christian Concern: Since first sharing his story of finding freedom from homosexual desires with X-Out-Loud Europe, Sam Salter has been vocal about his experiences of what others label ‘conversion therapy’ and the need not to ban it. Less than three years ago, Sam was in a relationship with another man, believing he’d been ‘born gay’ and – at least on the surface, he tells me – quite happy with the life he was living. So how does an educated, 30-year-old man, quite happy in...

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Thinking about harm

Jun 15, 2021 by

by Martin Davie: In his recent article on the issue of the proposed banning of conversion therapy published on the Via Media website, the Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, argues that in thinking about this issue we need to focus on the issue of harm. He calls for a ‘victim centred approach’ that focusses on ‘the severity and durability of the harm done, not whether that damage was done by prayer, hypnosis or psychological techniques.’ [1] As I read it, his argument seems to be that there is...

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Co-author of new study explains why homosexual conversion therapy works

May 27, 2021 by

by Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite: A pair of recently published scholarly studies challenge the long-held politically-charged notion that counseling efforts to help individuals who experience unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA) are harmful, and may well turn the tide on escalating legal efforts to ban sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) that have been waged in the past decade. LifeSite’s Jim Hale talked to Fr. D. Paul Sullins, co-author of one of the studies. Branded with the pejorative label...

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