Broad ‘conversion therapy’ ban
The Government has issued its long-awaited consultation on banning practices that seek to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. It will run until 10 December.
The Christian Institute has launched the Let Us Pray campaign to defend the ordinary work of churches.
‘Conversion therapy’ is a wide umbrella term chosen by LGBT campaigners. It covers abusive practices by quack medical practitioners and charlatan preachers which are largely illegal already.
But the campaigners want to go much further: they want to criminalise prayers that fail to endorse liberal theology.
So far the Government has rejected their demands. It has clearly recognised that this would be a serious breach of human rights.