LGBT activist calls for UK ban on ‘pernicious power of prayer’

Feb 25, 2021 by

from The Christian Institute:

An LGBT activist has called for Christians to be banned from praying for someone with unwanted same-sex attraction.

Writing in The Independent, Matthew Hyndman, who co-founded the lobby group Ban Conversion Therapy, denies that anyone willingly seeks out such help.

“The pernicious power of prayer must be dealt with”, he said.


Hyndman said that as a young adult he worked as a missionary and wrestled with his attraction to men, which he knew was sinful.

However, when he revealed he was gay to his family and church, they did not condone his desires and told him to repent.

The lobbyist wrote: “Those who resist legislation against conversion therapy often resist the idea of a prayer or a pastoral conversation being subject to the scrutiny of law.”

added: “However, if these things take place in an overwhelmingly homophobic or transphobic context the pernicious power of prayer must be dealt with.”

Concerted campaign

Ban Conversion Therapy is working with Stonewall to pressure the Government into introducing a ban, alongside former evangelical Steve Chalke and lesbian General Synod member Jayne Ozanne.

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see also

Deletion of Core Issues Trust (CIT) Facebook Pagefrom Core Issues Trust

‘Conversion therapy’ is cloaked with mythsby Peter May, MercatorNet

When and how to obey God not man in Victoria? with Neil Foster, Peter Barnes and Heath Easton by Dominic Steele, The Pastor’s Heart:

WATCH: ‘Conversion therapy’ concerns are being used to attack the Gospelfrom The Christian Institute:


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