Christopher Rosik writes “Boy Erased, a movie based on the book of the same title by Garrad Conley, tells the story of the author’s experience at a “conversion therapy” program interspersed with retrospective details from his childhood and closes with his embracing of a gay identity. The film has immense star power with Russell Crow playing the role of the author’s father and Nicole Kidman portraying his mother.
Recently a young Christian ex-gay man called Matthew Grech auditioned on the singing contest X Factor Malta in an a cappella group, singing a version of the chorus of Where Is the Love by Black Eyed Peas. What happened next is very revealing.
IFTCC – We ask you to think carefully about how you will support those who find that their same-sex feelings and behaviours have been forced on them by the trauma they have suffered, should you approve this ban.
LEADING THERAPISTS who provide expert support for clients with unwanted issues of sexuality and gender are to meet in London this month to launch The International Federation for Therapeutic and Counselling Choice (IFTCC). Contact organisers to get your ticket, here: https://iftcc2018launch.eventbrite.co.uk
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
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.
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 celebrating our first Live Broadcast of Voices of the Silenced.TV. Tuesday 12th of June marks what will be the start of new programming that investigates issues around unwanted same-sex attractions and some appropriate pastoral and clinical responses to supporting those who seek out of gay.
Go to @voicesofthesilenced (FB) to join author Professor Stephen Baskerville (Patrick Henry College, USA), Dr Carys Moseley and Roger Kiska (Consultants to Christian Concern and the Christian Legal Centre) as they discuss with Mike Davidson the therapy bans and their meaning in different world areas.
Saturday May 26th saw a meeting of professional clinical and pastoral care workers in central Kiev for an important book launch. We are grateful for those in Eastern Europe who stand with us in promoting the freedoms and rights for those with unwanted same-sex attractions.
The Prohibition of Conversion Therapies Bill (2018), imposes fines and prison sentences on any therapist seeking to help a client to diminish unwanted same-sex attraction. Dermot OCallaghan reflects on this initiative.