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we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself." Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison (1943-1945)

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3rd November 2015

Parliamentary Debate on ‘Stamping Out’ Gay Cure (sic) Therapies in the UK

Please be advised that we are unaware of any informal or professional psychotherapeutic or counselling practitioner in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Europe or the USA practising ‘gay cure’ as articulated by Minister Morgan as including ‘electro-shock’ and/or ‘aversion’ (nauseous drug) therapies. Where these exist we support such a ban. However, client rights to informed consent and self-determination deserve protection and respect.

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Christopher West explains Theology of the Body at Westminster event 14-16 January 2016

Culture & Sexuality Blogs

  • A meeting of the Parliamentary Gay Club was held on Tuesday 3rd November in Westminster Hall to “consider gay conversion therapy and the NHS”. I call it the Gay Club because they were all of one mind, nobody asked any difficult questions, and nobody spoke in opposition to what was being said. Read more

  • Lisa Nolland | 4th November 2015

    Our Children as Gay Champions (pt1)

    A popular approach of UK evangelical churches to this issue is to shun controversy while focusing on ‘gospel love’. This approach is essentially free of ethical demands, and foregrounds PC [politically correct] positives while leaving the controversial bits, such as homosexuality, for later. Read more

  • Lisa Nolland | 4th November 2015

    Our Children as Gay Champions (pt2)

    As lesbian activist Patricia Warren notes: ‘Whoever captures the kids, owns the future’ (1995). Unless the church ups its game, the future looks bleak. Read more

  • Mike Davidson | 4th November 2015

    The New Website

    Some reflections on our new website Read more

  • Dermot O'Callaghan | 3rd November 2015

    Questioning the Rationale of Same-Sex Marriage

    Human sexuality is an immensely complex matter, and both Church and society risk the unravelling of the web of the Judaeo-Christian traditions that, though often unrecognised and unappreciated, serves to hold society together in the western world. Read more

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Useful Resources

  • A Critique of UKCP’s Ethical Principles and Codes of Professional Conduct:

    A Critique of UKCP’s Ethical Principles and Codes of Pr...

    Guidance on the Practice of Psychological Therapies that Pathologise and/or Seek to Eliminate or Reduce Sam... Visit link

  • Beyond Critique: The Misuse of Science by UK Professional Mental Health Bodies

    Beyond Critique: The Misuse of Science by UK Professional...

    In this 2nd Edition of the same title, Dermot O’Callaghan’s concerns about the research data of the Roy... Visit link

  • Standing with those moving out of homosexuality c  LBC Radio 3/11/15/

    Standing with those moving out of homosexuality c LBC Ra...

    Report and phone in on the day of MP Mike Freer's 'debate' in Westminster Hall on Gay Conversion Therpies a... Download audio file

  • Hansard Record 'Westminster hall Debate 'Gay to Straight Conversion Therapy'

    Hansard Record 'Westminster hall Debate 'Gay to Straight ...

    20 Nov 2013 : Column 385WH Motion by Sandra Osborne, MP with then Minister Norman Lamb. Visit link

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About Core Issues Trust

Core Issues 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. Core Issues Trust offers one-to-one support for individuals volunarily seeking to leave homosexual behaviours and feelings. Please read our "Statement on Prejudice". The Royal College of Psychiatrists (2014) has recently affirmed that human sexuality is fluid for some, and therefore changeable in some cases. Core Issues Trust promotes the idea that individuals are not "victims" of their sexual desires.

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Upcoming Events

  • 14th January to 16th January 2016

    Our Bodies Proclaim the Gospel

    The sexual revolution presents an enormous challenge to Christians. How are we to respond? Men and women across denominational lines are discovering answers in the late John Paul II's Theology of the Body. This bold, biblical response to the sexual chaos of today's world is transforming lives, healing relationships, and equipping the church around the globe. Read more

  • 14th January to 16th January 2016

    Nos Corps Proclament le Gospel

    La révolution sexuelle constitue un immense défi pour les chrétiens. Comment y répondre ? Les hommes et les femmes de toutes les confessions découvrent des réponses dans la Théologie du corps, l’ouvrage écrit par feu Jean-Paul II. Cette audacieuse réponse biblique au chaos sexuel qui secoue le monde d’aujourd’hui, transforme des vies, apaise des relations et aide l’Église aux quatre coins du monde. Read more

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