In a significant victory for freedom of expression, cinema chain Vue has admitted that it was wrong to block the screening of an ‘ex-gay’ film, and settled in full a legal claim brought against them.Read More > View All >
This past Wednesday Vue Cinemas paid an undisclosed fee for breach of contract to Core Issues Trust for its last-minute cancellation of the ex-gay documentary film Voices of the Silenced. However Vue stubbornly defended its original statement that showing the film would go against its ‘values’. Read more
This new study by Santero, Whitehead and Ballesteros (SHB)is a much-needed contribution to the evidence that there is nothing inherently dangerous in using mainstream therapies and that they can lead to worthwhile results in feelings, identity and behaviors. Read more
A journey through Voices of the Silenced, the movie, meeting the people, the places and the thinking behind the project.
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
Considering the studies cited... Read more
‘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
Presenter Jeremy Vine speaks to Vicky Beeching and Mike Davidson about "Conversion Therapy" Download audio file
Michael Marshall from the Mersyside Skeptics Society speaks to Mike Davidson Download audio file
There is an international movement aimed at banning and criminalising therapy and counselling for unwanted ... Download file
Harry Farley reports on the Government Ban on Conversion Therapy. Download audio file
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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