Bigots masquerading as psychologists to hold London conference on gay “cure” therapy
“Christian Concern” have announced a hateful pseudo-conference, where reality-denying bigots can gather to assure themselves that their paranoid prejudices are more important than the rights and dignity of a minority who pose them no threat.
Important national conferences addressed by world-renowned practitioners in therapy for ‘ex-gay and post-gay’ people, are to be held in London and Belfast in June.
The aim of the conferences, organised by the Christian charity, Core Issues Trust, is to expose and overcome “unscientific prejudice” against therapeutic help for men and women who want to move away from homosexual practices and feelings.
The conference speakers will be American Psychological Association (APA) Member, clinical psychologist and President of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), Dr Christopher Rosik; the CEO of Restored Hope Network, Anne Paulk, herself a former lesbian; Associate Professor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Professor Robert Gagnon; and Andrea Williams, CEO of the Christian Legal Centre which supports Core Issues Trust.
That this conference is being hosted in London is not only distasteful, it is an insult to the proud history of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in London.
Visiting the website of Christian Concern is equal parts gut churning and shocking.