Welcome to Core Issues Trust
Core is a non-profit Christian ministry supporting men and women with homosexual issues who voluntarily seek change in sexual preference and expression. It respects the rights of individuals who identify as 'gay' who do not seek change, and supports dignity for LGBT persons. It does not support gay "marriage" - usually considered an "equality" issue, premised on the belief that being gay is "biological" and is therefore unchangeable. Please read our "Statement on Prejudice".
Above is a helpful new video from the USA (Family Watch International cf Policy Brief on SOCE) exposing the mistaken notion of banning therapeutic support from mental health professionals for individuals who aspire to reduce their homosexual feelings or, where possible, change their sexual patterning.
Note separately also the current Early Day Motion (219) in the United Kingdom to ban such therapy for minors and (as amended) for adults. Note also the Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill 2013-2014 (Unpublished) about to have its 2nd reading in the House of Commons Friday 24th January, 2014. This bill similarly aims to ban therapists from offering assistance to those wanting to reduce unwanted homosexual feelings and behaviours.
Dr Mike Davidson has now been notified that his application to appeal the UKCP and BPA's decision to expel him, has been rejected. His expulsion relates to views he expressed on the BBC that for some people homosexuality is changeable and that with informed consent, those seeking to reduce homosexual feelings where possible, should be supported by therapists.
Up coming Bus Case Appeal in High Court: 9/10 December, 2013
Press Statement (22 March 2013) Core Issues Trust
Bus Case Press Statement (17 October, 2013) Christian Legal Centre
Statement from NARTH President (21 October, 2013)unchangeable.
The Core Vision and Core Values and ethical statements recognise that sexual expression outside of marriage between one man and one woman, and homosexual genital expression is not God’s will for His people. Resource material cited on this site can be purchased from the online bookstore. The Core Learning Community provides a secure, online learning site providing a place for those coming out of homosexuality, and those who support them, to connect and learn from one another.
"I didn't choose to have homosexual feelings, but I knew I had choices around these feelings...."
Extract from "The Big Questions" 5th June 2009
The dynamics of homosexuality are complex. Core Issues Trust recognises the need for partnerships with professionally trained individuals and organisations who respect the rights of any with whom they differ, and who see homosexuality as an attachment-related issue involving sexual identity, rather than purely a matter of heritability.
Extract from "The Morning Show" - 23 April 2010. TV3 (Independent) Irish Republic
Among other affiliations, Core Issues Trust values much of the specialist work of the International Federation for Therapeutic Choice, part of the US-based National Association for Research and Therapy for Homosexuality.Core Issues Trust is is also affiliated to The Association of Christian Counsellors to ensure external accountability of its counselling and therapeutic work and connections. We remain in membership with the Evangelical Alliance and Live in Christ (LinC) - successor to Exodus Europe.
We wish to thank those professionals, organisations and churches which continue to support our work in assisting individuals who choose to move away from homosexuality, with deserved dignity and respect. This website is owned by Core Issues Trust and maintained by Mike Davidson, PhD.
Judicial Review Application: London Bus Advert 28 February, 2013
Some perspectives on the bus advert ban
Further views about bus advert ban
Recent Debate in Parliament, 30 January 2013
Dr Mike Davidson and Peter Tatchell in Parliamentary Debate
Sexual reorientation therapy: Freedom to change?Should people be able to change their sexual orientation? committee Room 11, House of Commons Wednesday 30th January 2013: 10.30, Westminster
‘Beyond Critique: The Misuse of Science by UK Professional Mental Health Bodies – A Briefing Seminar. Wednesday 30th January, 2013: 1.30 for 2.00-4.30. Westminster.
Protest outside Stonewall's Conference, July 2012: British Library
Protest at 7th Annual Stonewall Conference, July, 2012
In July 2012, we raised concerns about Stonewall's insistance that the root of bullying in UK schools is "homophobic" in nature. There is a very narrow line between education about homosexuality and its promotion through social engineering, or indoctrination. We call on the government to ensure that children are not socialised into homosexual practice because no alternatives are presented through the curriculum, and because the voice of non-practising homosexuals and "ex-gays" is silenced.