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Society is tying itself in knots

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Mike Judge
Mike Judge Mike Judge. Editor of Evangelical Times, and pastor of Chorlton Evangelical Church in Manchester.
22 April, 2022 1 min read

The government has tied itself in knots trying to wriggle out of its ill-judged plan to ban conversion therapy. As the leaked government memo (published in full on the ET website) says, there is no real evidential basis for a ban, and the whole debate surrounding ‘conversion therapy’ a non-issue for most people.

But it is very much an issue for LGBT campaigners, who want a ban to criminalise anyone who still holds to the Bible’s teaching on marriage and sexual ethics. And it is very much an issue for evangelicals, who wish to defend their freedom to preach, pray, pastor, and parent in line with their biblical beliefs.

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