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Welcome to Core Issues Trust

  "When the Right of Choice is Denied"                                                           "Gay Ideology and Galileo"

Core Issues Trust at the UN Geneva 11/12 November, 2014

Statement on the UN Committee Against Torture's Claim the Responsible Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCEs) make use of Electro-Shock Treatmentss, 13th November, 2014

Comment on NCLR Claim at the the UN Committee Against Torture (4 November 2014)

Between 2004 and 2007, Dr Mike Davidson received  professional psychotherapeutic and counselling support for his unwanted  homosexual and romantic feelings. Three UK registered professionals,none of them ‘Conversion’ or ‘Reparative’ therapists over a period of 3 years each using a range of different but standard, mainstream modalities  helped him achieve his goal of keeping his marriage and family together. He asks “How can we ban such help for those who want it, let alone attempt to label this torture”?

Dr Mike Davidson respresents Core Issues Trust at the UN in Geneva


 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.

High Court affirms Boris Johnson's Intervention in Bus Case : Ruling 30th July, 2014  

Dr Mike Davidson on High Court Judgement Wednesday 30th July, 2014. CIT Statement HERE

BBC News: 30 July, 2014 - "Christian activits lose gay bus advert challenge".

Andrea Williams, CEO Christian Legal Centre on Bus Case 30 July, 2014

Which is it? Did Boris mislead the media or the HIgh Court?.


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. The Trust is an affiliate member of the Association of Christian Counsellors, but 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


Dermot Ocallaghan "Strange Bedfellows:The Professional Mental Health Bodies and Campaingners- Stonewall and 'Pink Therapy' (ppt here).

Dr Christopher Rosik, President-elect, NARTH (2012-2014) "Scientific Integrity and the Issue of Harm: the Triumph of Advocacy over Science" (ppt here)  Friday 13th June, 'Debunking the Myths' Conference, Westminster.

Dr Mike Davidson discusses gay "conversion therapy" (sic) on Sky News, March 2014.


Above is a helpful new video from the USA (Family Watch International cf Policy Brief on SOCE) exposing the mistaken notion of banning therapeutic support from mental health professionals for individuals who aspire to reduce their homosexual feelings or, where possible, change their sexual patterning. 

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".

The Third Way from Blackstone Films on Vimeo

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

Further perspectives on the bus case

Recent Debate in Parliament, 30 January 2013

  Dr Mike Davidson and Peter Tatchell in Parliamentary Debate

  Sexual reorientation therapy: Freedom to change?Should people be able to change their sexual orientation? committee Room 11, House of Commons Wednesday 30th January 2013: 10.30, Westminster

Read (1) Dr Peter Saunder's critique on Pater Tatchell's arguments.Read (2) Dr Peter Saunder's critique of Professor King's arguments.

  Beyond Critique: The Misuse of Science by UK Professional Mental Health Bodies – A Briefing Seminar. Wednesday 30th January, 2013: 1.30 for 2.00-4.30.  Westminster.

Protest outside Stonewall's Conference, July 2012: British Library

Protest at 7th Annual Stonewall Conference, July, 2012

In July 2012, we raised concerns about Stonewall's insistance that the root of bullying in UK schools is "homophobic" in nature. There is a very narrow line between education about homosexuality and its promotion through social engineering, or indoctrination. We call on the government to ensure that children are not socialised into homosexual practice because no alternatives are presented through the curriculum, and because the voice of non-practising homosexuals and "ex-gays" is silenced.