Primitive or mature religion?

In February 2007 the General Synod debated a Private Member’s Motion from the Revd Mary Gilbert on Lesbian and Gay Christians. Mary’s motion was significantly amended by the House of Bishops and it was the amended version that was passed by the Synod: That this Synod: (a) commend continuing efforts to prevent the diversity of […]

Identifying the danger to the health, well-being and safety of LGBTI people

Core Issues Trust, Anglican Mainstream and Christian Concern have organised another day conference to which I have been warmly invited. The conference on Friday, 13 June 2014 from 10:30 to 17:00 at Emmanuel Conference Centre, Marsham Street, Westminster is titled “Debunking the myths: Same-sex attraction, science and the gospel”. The Conference has three goals: 1. […]

Trying to make sense of Core Issues Trust ideas

Dr Mike Davidson handed out copies of ‘Out of Harm’s Way: Working Ethically with Same-Sex Attracted Persons’ in the course of the breakout group he led at the ‘Setting Love in Order’ conference on Thursday. The authors of the book are Mike and Dermot O’Callaghan, a member of the General Synod of the Church of […]

Setting Love in Order conference, January 16 2014

The ‘Setting Love in Order’ conference was organised by Core Issues Trust, Christian Concern and Christian Legal Centre. The subtitle was ‘Protecting the freedoms to believe, to exist and to change when homosexual feelings are unwanted. The conference took place in the context of the Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill presented to Parliament by Geraint […]

Unwanted same sex attraction, Reparative or Conversion Therapy and the Association of Christian Counsellors

The Association of Christian Counsellors has issued a statement announcing that they: do not endorse Reparative or Conversion Therapy or any model that implies a predetermined direction of outcome of counselling at the outset. We recognize that such models have the potential to impose situational demands on the client at a time of vulnerability with […]

The Law Society debates diversity and equal marriage

The Law Society held a debate on Thursday evening. Chaired by Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, the immediate last president of the Law Society, the speakers were S Chelvan, a gay barrister specialising in asylum claims, Benny Hazelhurst of Accepting Evangelicals, Hafsah Masood, a barrister interested in religious rights, and Andrea Minichiello Williams, a barrister, of Christian Concern […]

The fantasies and dangers of all ex-gay, ‘we can heal you’ ministries

Anglican Mainstream, Christian Concern and Core Issues Trust are promoting a debate tomorrow morning in the Houses of Parliament on the legitimacy and freedom to offer therapy for those with unwanted feelings of same-sex attraction. They are promoting a false therapy based on the discredited theories of psychologist Irving Bieber from the 1960s, taken up […]

Anglican Mainstream and Core Issues Trust totally misrepresent Matthew Parris – who’s being a bully-boy?

Anglican Mainstream and Core Issues Trust have issued a press release titled ‘Evangelical groups accuse rebel liberal bishops of bully-boy tactics and neo-paganism’.  It quotes from an article in The Times by Matthew Parris in a way that totally misrepresents Matthew’s argument. For this reason, I want to look at what Matthew really said and […]

Mugged on the Sunday Programme by Lynda Rose and Mike Davidson

Mike Davidson

  I was interviewed on the BBC R4 Sunday programme about the “Not gay! Ex-gay, post-gay and proud. Get over it!” advertising which Anglican Mainstream and Core Issues Trust had planned for London buses. Lynda Rose from Mainstream and Mike Davidson from Core Issues had been invited to present the conservative evangelical argument. At the […]