Will a ‘conversion therapy’ ban affect local churches?

Oct 17, 2020 by

from The Christian Institute:

Jesus told the woman caught in adultery to ‘go and sin no more’. But saying the same thing to a practising homosexual could mean breaking a planned new ‘conversion therapy’ law. Politicians deny this is their intention, but we are concerned that LGBT campaigners could be handed a veto on the preaching and practice of churches.

Much wisdom is needed on this issue. The Government wants to ban practices that seek to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

‘Conversion therapy’ is a wide umbrella term chosen by LGBT campaigners who are working with the Government. Yes, it covers abusive practices by quack medical practitioners or charlatan preachers. Their practices are already illegal for the most part. But the campaigners want to go much further: they want to stop people who criticise their lifestyle or theology. Routine Christian counselling and prayer could also be banned in some cases.

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