Conversion therapy ban: A response to calls to outlaw ‘hate prayer’

Dec 3, 2021 by

by Andrea Williams, Christian Today:

In an interview with Premier Christianity, Jayne Ozanne has called for the government to ban prayer for same-sex attracted Christians to live celibate lives.

The question and answer come near the end of the article:

“But you have people saying: ‘my deep religious conviction, as a same-sex attracted Christian, is to live…’ (what they would call) “a celibate life.” And you’re saying prayers in that regard are to be made illegal?

“Yes, because it is damaging and lives are at stake.”

We have here the totalitarian aims of those wanting a ban on ‘conversion therapy’ – or in Ozanne’s words, ‘conversion practices’. They want to ban the most basic, pressure-free sort of pastoral help for people who want to honour God with their sexuality. 

As far as the world is concerned, this is not an extremist talking. This is Jayne Ozanne, leading campaigner, member of the Church of England’s General Synod, who bravely left the Government’s LGBT Advisory Panel because of its inaction on conversion therapy.

This is someone with the privileged access to politicians and media. Christians and particularly Church leaders had better wake up to this threat before it is too late.

What are ‘conversion practices’?

‘Conversion therapy’ – itself an inaccurate and unhelpful phrase invented by LGBT activists – is now being broadened and redefined in the UK debate as ‘conversion practices’. This term covers everything from ‘corrective rape’ to consensual prayer for sexual faithfulness.

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