Joseph Nicolosi, Father of “Reparative Therapy” for Homosexuality, Dies Suddenly. Joseph Nicolosi was one of the founders of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), which was later re-named the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity, and the father of “reparative therapy” for men—a particular branch of the larger movement to provide assistance in seeking change to those who experience unwanted same-sex attractions.
Former Christian Legal Centre client and Director of the Core Issues Trust, Dr Mike Davidson, comments on the news that Malta has banned ‘gay conversion therapy’. Under the new law, anyone who tries to “change, repress or eliminate a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression” will be fined or even jailed.
Electroshock Therapy for Gays in Church Basements? Pastoral Counselors and Christian Psychologists React to ‘Conversion Therapy’ Claims
Christian psychologists and pastoral counselors are decrying the fear mongering over “gay conversion therapy,” with tales of “electroshock” use in church basements, arguing that the state is trying to control legitimate therapy.
I am writing to express concern at the possibility that the Church of England may in some way move towards recognising committed same-sex sexual relationships as being in accord with God’s will. I would urgently counsel against this on grounds of Theology and of Science.
Newsletter, Belfast: A Co Down man who was barred from advertising his views on sexuality in London by Boris Johnson believes he has been treated unfairly compared to the Ashers bakery case.
Dr Mike Davidson, who lives near Hillsborough, said that in both cases would-be clients approached a service provider asking them to publish a message linked to their sexual orientation and in both cases they were refused.
(Pictured: Peter Tatchell
CIT Director Dermot O’Callaghan writes: In 1994 John Bancroft, who later became director of the Kinsey Institute, said about research into sexual orientation, both heterosexual and homosexual, that it was an area “par excellence where scientific objectivity has little chance of survival.” He asks, might counsellors yet be faced with the question: does loyalty to gay ideology justify abandoning the Hippocratic principle, First do no harm to the client?
OSCE Intervention – 29th September 2016. Gender Mainstreaming: the UK’s challenge in guarding their children
This Intervention (from the Christian Legal Centre and Core Issues Trust) aimed to draw attention to Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), now endorsed by the UN – which promotes age-inappropriate sexual pleasuring through state initiatives, in UK Schools. The ideological basis of the philosophy informing this remains alien to many parents of those being taught according to such values, whose views are over-ridden and marginalized. In a side event following the session various instances in the UK where a high level of state-supported ideological intolerance is evident, were described…
The understanding of sexual orientation as an innate, biologically fixed property of human beings — the idea that people are “born that way” — is not supported by scientific evidence.
Radical gay activists and the helping professionals promoting their ideology have a great deal to answer for. They have created the idea that we are born gay, and that there is only one legitimate response to that fact, which is to embrace it…He simply doesn’t want to be gay and finds burdensome the limerent feelings he develops with young men. The only alternative he is aware of is to end his life, or, if the Victoria Derbyshire report is to believed, access to electro-shock therapy.
Opponents of reparative therapy really want to silence any institution that refuses to endorse homosexuality, David Pruden, executive director of the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity, told LifeSiteNews.
Core Issues Trust does not support the position, which is now embraced by increasing numbers of UK evangelicals, promoting a category of ‘gay self-acceptance’ rather than hope of change. This ‘conservative gay-affirming’ position equates unwanted same-sex inclinations to ‘orientation’ regardless of whether or not these have been acted on.
The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts – not ideology – determine reality.