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Core Issues Trust urges the Stormont Assembly to recognise the flawed, and controversial basis of this motion and to consider the rights and freedoms of the former LGBT minority it targets. The motion is a fundamental denial of basic freedoms of speech, belief, conscience and association for all persons in Northern Ireland. An assembly that supports such a motion has lost sight of the people it serves.
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 expressing anger and exasperation over the guidance.
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’.
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.
There is an international movement aimed at banning and criminalising therapy and counselling for unwanted same-sex attraction and gender identities. The government of the United Kingdom has announced that they are proposing such a ban. Carys Moseley explains ten reasons why this would violate human rights.
There is a strong case for a joint project with scholars from both sides of the debate to assess effectiveness and possible harm or otherwise – a project long requested by one side and resisted by the other. Would the Ozanne Foundation agree to participate?
Some thoughts on the tensions between Scottish and Irish Presbyterians regarding same-sex marriage from Dermot OCallaghan Director, Core Issues Trust
Facebook has become one of the great censors of our day. Rather than provide a forum in which people can express their own views freely on controversial issues (controversial, that is, from a left-wing perspective), Facebook administrators have seen fit to selectively impose their radical sexual ethics on users of their social media site.
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.
Archbishops Stanley Ntagali (Uganda) and Ben Kwashi (Nigeria) share with us their pastoral hearts for those caught in homosexual behaviours. The report raises important issues about human trafficking in those countries
We are pleased to announce the release of the 12-language (subtitled) DVD will be released on the 13th of June and which can be purchased on this site (go voicesofthesilenced.com): English | German | Italian |French | Spanish | Hungarian | Polish | Slovakian |Ukrainian | Russian | Korean | Mandarin | Arabic |
The Home Office has allegedly told the LGBT website Pink News that it wants to look again at the possibility of banning psychotherapy for unwanted same-sex attraction, which it disparagingly terms ‘conversion therapy’. Carys Mosely explores the implications of this
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 commentators have not realised how dangerous this really is. The United Kingdom has turned a corner with this announcement in that it is attacking fundamental rights and freedoms which historically it used to support.