‘Monoculture of intolerance’ surrounds conversion therapy – ex-gay Christian

Mar 18, 2021 by

from Christian Today:

An ex-gay Christian has decried the “monoculture of intolerance” around therapy and support for people with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion.

Mike Davidson, CEO of the Core Issues Trust, said that intolerance towards counselling choice on the issue of gender identity and same-sex attraction had become “enshrined” in the media and therapeutic sector.

He said this was down to the Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy (MOU) issued several years ago by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Signed by 20 health, counselling and psychotherapy organisations, the document calls for an end to the practice of conversion therapy in the UK on the grounds that it is “unethical, potentially harmful and is not supported by evidence”.

The Professional Standards Authority – the regulatory body for counselling organisations – has since 2015 refused to accredit any service that offers this form therapy.

But Mr Davidson says the MOU has become the “unquestioned, received wisdom” on conversion therapy to the detriment of the “rights and freedoms of autonomous individuals both to seek and offer assistance when same-sex attracted or gender confused persons seek help”.

The media and counselling services “now without exception refuse to acknowledge fluidity in sexuality and the fact that some people move away from LGBT identities and practices that no longer serve them,” he said.

Read here

Please right-click links to open in a new window.

Related Posts


Share This