Welcome to Core Issues Trust
COMING IN APRIL 2015
Unwanted Same-sex Atrractions: Considering the Issues
Biblically, Pastorally, Scientifically and Culturally.
Tuesday 14th April 2015 (Emmanuel Centre, Westminster)
Mr Andrew Comiskey
CEO Desert Stream
Prof Robert Gagnon
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Dr Christopher Rosik
Formerly ATCSI President
For those with unwanted same-sex attractions; for pastors and youth workers dealing with this issue; for parents, family, friends and colleagues of gay people
(22 January 2015)
With sadness Core Issues Trust notes that the Association of Christian Counselling executive board has refused renewal of the Trust's organisational membership as of 31st of December 2014.
An important Statement on Faith and Therapy for Unwanted Same-Sex Attractions from the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity (ATCSI)
An Important Message on Homosexuality and Biblical Christianity:
Some important testimonies:
About Core Issues Trust
Core 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.
Andrea Williams, CEO Christian Legal Centre on Bus Case 30 July, 2014
NEW THERAPEUTIC SUPPORT FOR UNWANTED SSA In BELFAST and LONDON
Consulting rooms for men and women who want therapeutic support to help them move away from same-sex attraction, (denied to them by the UK Professional Mental Health Bodies) were dedicated at the headquarters of the Christian Charity, Core Issues Trust (CIT) in Belfast on Sunday 15th June, 2014. Similar services are available in London. In December 2014, the Trust was denied renewed affiliation of the Association of Christian Counsellors, and in a statement the trust has declined to support the ACC's view that clients may not work to reduce or eliminate unwanted homosexual feelings, nor therapists assist them. As a Christian Charity recognised for tax purposes by HMRC based in Northern Ireland and operating in both Belfast and London, CIT also holds institutional memberships in the Evangelical Alliance (EA), and with the International Federtion for Therapeutic Choice (IFTC), a branch of the USA-based National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH).
The dedication was attended by Dr Christopher Rosik, President-elect of the US National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (foreground left), Professor Robert Gagnon, of Pittsburg Theological Seminary (foreground right), and CEO of Restored Hope Network now representing more than 40% of ministries based in the USA, Anne Paulk (back left) and others. Rev Rodney Stout (Ballynahinch Baptist) and Professor Robert Gagnon offered dedicatory prayers.
Core Issues Trust Counselling - with Jake Finchley (actor), taking the role of client in this illustrative video
Core Issues Trust campaigns for the freedoms of men an women who, although may have experieinced homosexual feelings and behaviours, are unwilling to be forced into accepting that homosexual practice is innate, and immutable.
Dr Mike Davidson has was recently removed from the trainee register of the British Psychodrama Association (BPA) on instruction by the UKCP which sought to expel him. His expulsion relates to views he expressed on the BBC that for some people homosexuality is changeable and that with informed consent, those seeking to reduce homosexual feelings where possible, should be supported by therapists. Consider the voices of Catholic Christians in the video "The Third Way".
Some other voices to consider ...
I didn't choose my homosexual feelings, but I knew I had choices around these feelings...
Sexual Identities and the right of Choice: "The Big Questions" BBC 1
The Core Vision and Core Values and ethical statements recognise that sexual expression outside of marriage between one man and one woman, and homosexual genital expression is not God’s will for His people. Resource material cited on this site can be purchased from the online bookstore. The Core Learning Community provides a secure, online learning site providing a place for those coming out of homosexuality, and those who support them, to connect and learn from one another.
BBC World News, 2013
Video Material from "Debunking the Myths" Conference, and related events:
Professor Robert Gagnon: “The Myth of the Sexually Tolerant Jesus”
Professor Robert Gagnon: “Paul, Homosexuality, and the So called ‘New Knowledge’ Arguments (Exploitation,Orientation, Misogyny)”
Anne Paulk: “Filling the void: When professionals abandon (and pathologise) strugglers”
Dr Christopher Rosik: “Scientific Integrity and the Issue of Harm: The Triumph of Advocacy over Science”
Dr Peter May (1) "Strange bedfellows: The Professional Mental Health Bodies and Campaigners, Stonewall and Pink Therapy”
Dermot O'Callaghan (2) "Strange bedfellows: The Professional Mental Health Bodies and Campaigners, Stonewall and Pink Therapy”
Dr Mike Davidson: Conference Opening