The term “Conversion Therapy”appears to be a term imposed on any person or group not supporting the right to exploration of such feelings, for the purposes of moving away from them, on the assumption that to do so implies such persons are mentally ill and are being offered “cures”. In the nine points that follow, we argue that everyone has the right to walk away from sexual practices and experiences that don’t work for them and should be supported to do so.Read More > View All >
The BACP claims, without evidence, that ‘conversion therapy’ for gender identity is harmful. But the BACP fails to apologise properly for the actual harm caused to women by its own guidance – only apologising that it offended some people. Its apology was purely aimed at saving face, due to many women... Read more
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
Voices of the Silenced" reveals how new totalitarianisms are filling the moral and spiritual void created by liberalism. The sexual revolution is driving society towards destructive political ends. What can we do?
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.
Dr Mike Davidson PhD will speak in four cities (Stavanger, Kristiansand, Oslo, Hamar) in Norway 19-22nd September Read more
An International gathering of IFTCC members, friends and associates will respond to the UK Governments proposed ban on what it calls "Conversion Therapy". Speakers will examine the National LGBT Survey instrument and that part of the LGBT Action Plan (2018) that focuses on "Conversion Therapy" for unwanted sexual feeling and gender confusions. Read more