The General Synod debate on so-called ‘conversion therapy’ for homosexuals in a Private Member’s Motion brought by ‘inclusive evangelical’ Jayne Ozanne, was destined to be problematic.Read More > View All >
Many have articulated the idea that the binary sexuality model dividing the world of mankind into ‘gay’ and ‘straight’ (with a few ‘bi’) is past its sell-by date and has outlived its usefulness given the rise of notions of sexual fluidity. I am finding it increasingly difficult to stay within ... Read more
Dermot O'Callaghan and Dr Peter May Discuss the "Conversion Therapy" issue
The Rt Rev Graham James implies that General Synod voted only to ban “conversion therapy” as opposed to “prayer or accredited counselling” for people uncomfortable with their sexuality. But the underlying Memorandum of Understanding restricts the latter to helping people to “reach a greater degree of acceptance of their sexual orientation” – not to move away from it. Read more
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‘I don’t want to see another young person take their life,’ says Jayne Ozanne. She wants to see ‘conversion therapy’ banned. There are four propositions here: that (i) LGBT-identified people experience more depression than others; (ii) they likewise commit suicide more often; (iii) a major cause of this is what she calls ‘spiritual abuse’ in the Church; and (iv) therapy makes matters worse, not better. Read more
In 1994 John Bancroft said about research into sexual orientation,that it was an area “par excellence where scientific objectivity has little chance of survival.” Read more
A response to the Revd Stephen Neill (Gazette 16th Sept) Read more
BBC Radio Wiltshire's Jonathan Fido speaks to Mike Davidson and Colin Coward following the Church of Englan... Download audio file
Mike Davidson speaks with 5Live's Emma Barnett and Jayne Ozanne Download audio file
11 accounts from a range of current CIT clients wanting to leave homosexual practices and feelings. Download file
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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 voluntarily 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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