UK: Conversion therapy ban must not infringe on religious freedom

UK: Conversion therapy ban must not infringe on religious freedom, says equalities watchdog Unlike New Zealand, the UK seems to be taking a more cautious and considered approach to any ban on ‘conversion therapy’, with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) saying that any ban on ‘conversion therapy’ “must not infringe upon religious freedom.” …

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Humanists UK – ban repentance, it’s abusive ‘conversion therapy’

The cornerstone of Christian faith is under attack with anti-faith group Humanists UK wanting the cancellation of ‘repentance’, especially if it’s involving LGBT people (even if the LGBT person actually seeks prayer and wants to repent). They’re trying to claim that repentance is a form of ‘conversion therapy’ and therefore should be banned. Their ideology …

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The redefinition of our humanity

The redefinition of our humanity  By Bruce Logan In August 2012 I wrote an opinion piece for the Herald claiming that legalising same-sex marriage would profoundly alter the citizen’s relationship to the state. And it would do so in its presumption that marriage, and the familial identity that followed, was not determined by a transcendent, …

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“Keep Going” – A personal message from Bob McCoskrie

The new law banning ‘conversion therapy’ which was passed in Parliament this evening will criminalise certain expressions of parental love, prayer, personal choice and preaching. Unfortunately, we may never know for sure what they are exactly until some parent, faith-leader or school is investigated. But the law will have a chilling effect on families, freewill, and …

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UPDATE: Final vote on ‘Conversion Therapy’ ban in Parliament

On Tuesday evening 15th February, MPs will be holding the final vote on a new law which will ban ‘conversion therapy’. All New Zealanders should be protected from coercive, abusive or involuntary psychological or spiritual practices. However, there is no evidence that harmful ‘conversion therapy’ practices are still occurring in New Zealand. Even the Ministry …

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UPDATE: ‘Conversion therapy’ ban

Last night, the politicians debated amendments to the flawed and dangerous ‘conversion therapy’ ban – which legal opinions written by a leading New Zealand QC, a leading Australian family law expert, the government’s own Ministry of Justice, and Crown Law have all raised significant concerns about regarding the legal effect of the bill. Six important amendments were proposed:* …

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UK – Delaying a controversial ban on conversion therapy for trans people

As New Zealand rushed the flawed ‘Conversion Therapy’ ban into law this week, the UK is instead undertaking an independent report into the impact of the new legislation on therapists helping people dealing with gender dysphoria. The UK Government is now delaying a controversial ban on conversion therapy for trans people until it is changed …

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Crime = Prayer, Parental Love, Personal Choice

The Select Committee report on the proposed ban on ‘conversion therapy’ has just been released – and as expected, it makes disturbing reading. They have completely ignored all concerns which you raised during the submission process.Loving parents like you and me could be jailed for up to 5 years. Pastors and imams could be jailed. Self-determination of how you want to …

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Canada’s Conversion Therapy Ban – Consent by adults is now illegal

After two failed attempts, Canada has now banned conversion therapy. Advocates say it’s one of the most comprehensive (meaning it’s ‘extreme’) laws of its kind anywhere in the world. Adults cannot even consent to their own treatment or counselling! “The intention behind the first two attempts were good, but they left a loophole for adults …

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