The Home Office, concerned with crime, is taking a high-profile position in the therapy debate and in the persecution of viewpoints that reject the normalisation of homosexuality and gender mainstreaming. This indicates that the Home Office wishes to signal that providing therapeutic support in this area is hate speech and non-violent extremism.Read More > View All >
Some thoughts on the tensions between Scottish and Irish Presbyterians regarding same-sex marriage from Dermot OCallaghan Director, Core Issues Trust Read more
On Tuesday the government announced an LGBT Action Plan, and top of the list is the determination to ‘stamp out’ what it simplistically calls ‘conversion therapies’ for sexual orientation and gender identity. The usual media circus flared up as it does around this subject. Most journalists and comm... Read more
ITV News reports on the what it calls "conversion" therapy and those churches that it claims "cure" homosexuals. Anyone know any church in the UK that uses such terminology - or is "conversion therapy" simply being used for anything that...
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
Harry Farley reports on the Government Ban on Conversion Therapy. Download audio file
Yasmeen Khan speaks to LGBT Activist and Campaigner Peter Tatchell and CIT Director, Dr Mike Davidson. Download audio file
Justine Greene speaks to Mike Davidson about the proposed ban on so called Conversion Therapy. Download audio file
Presenter Patrick Christys speaks to LGBT campainger Peter Tatchell and Mike Davidson from Core Issues Trust 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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