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May 2021
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FIEC and Affinity leaders outline concerns about plans to outlaw so-called ‘conversion therapy’

John Stevens, National Director of FIEC, and Graham Nicholls, Director of Affinity, have said a ban on ‘conversion therapy’ could criminalise aspects of the Christian faith. The two leaders say ordinary church practices – such as preaching, prayer, and pastoral care – could all be criminalised if the government goes ahead with a blanket…

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April 2021
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Boris pledges to ban ‘conversion therapy’ but says it’s complex

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has said a ban on so-called ‘conversion therapy’ will be complex, but has pledged to introduce new laws soon. Evangelicals have said there is a danger that aspects of Christian prayer, preaching, and pastoral counselling may be made illegal. ‘Conversion therapy’ is a catch-all term coined by LGBT campaigners…

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March 2021
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Calls for NI politician to be sacked for sharing conversion story on social media

A politician in Northern Ireland has been besieged by campaigners demanding his resignation because he posted a link to the testimony of a gay man who became a Christian. More than 3,200 people have signed a Change.org petition calling for Nelson McCausland to resign his position on the Northern Ireland Education Authority Board. In…

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November 2020
News > Religious liberty

Call to outlaw churches that teach biblical sexual ethics

Churches should face ‘high-profile prosecutions’ in the future if they preach, pray, or offer pastoral counselling according to biblical sexual ethics. That’s the call that has been made by former evangelical, Steve Chalke, who has organised a conference on the issue. A press release sent by Chalke’s organisation, the Oasis Charitable Trust, outlandishly claims…

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A ban on so-called ‘conversion therapy’ should trouble us all

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November 2020
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A ban on so-called ‘conversion therapy’ should trouble us all

The government is actively considering introducing a law to ban ‘conversion therapy’. If you haven’t heard of it, ‘conversion therapy’ is any attempt by any means to alter the behaviour or identity of anyone who is gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. This is tricky territory for us as evangelicals. There are some extreme charismatic…

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August 2018
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UK moves to ban ‘gay conversion’ therapy

In July this year, Prime Minister Theresa May announced the anti-conversion therapy plans, as part of an effort to combat ‘intolerance’ and ‘discrimination’ against the gay community. The £4.5m initiative followed a poll among 108,000 LGBT people, which found 2 per cent of respondents had undergone conversion therapy, while 5 per cent had been…

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