Skip to comments.'Gay conversion therapy' to be banned as part of LGBT equality plan in UK
Posted on 07/03/2018 6:11:31 AM PDT by Ennis85
Controversial "gay conversion therapies" are to be banned as part of a government plan to improve the lives of gay and transgender people.
A national survey of 108,000 members of the LGBT community suggested 2% have undergone the practice with another 5% having been offered it.
It also found more than two-thirds of LGBT people avoid holding hands in public, for fear of negative reactions.
The prime minister said nobody "should ever have to hide who they are".
A 75-point plan to improve the lives of LGBT people, costing £4.5m, has been produced in response to the survey. It includes plans to introduce a national LGBT health advisor, tackle discrimination, improve the response to hate crime and to improve diversity in education institutions.
The charity Stonewall added there were still "pockets of society" where the LGBT community was "far from safe".
As part of the plan, it said it would "consider all legislative and non-legislative options to prohibit promoting, offering or conducting conversion therapy".
Equalities minister Penny Mordaunt told BBC Radio 4's Today programme of the practice: "This is very extreme so-called therapy that is there to try and 'cure' someone from being gay - of course you can't cure someone from being gay. In its most extreme form it can involve corrective rape.
"That's very different from psychological services and counselling. It's pretty unpleasant, some of the results we found, and it shows that there's more action to do."
She said the government is consulting on the best way to implement a ban, adding: "It's absolutely right that that abhorrent practice has to go."
Journalist Patrick Strudwick, who went undercover to expose so-called conversion therapists, said he has "seen, and felt, the damage it does", writing: "Conversion therapy does need to be banned. It is abuse."
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The prime minister said nobody “should ever have to hide who they are”.
But pushing a gay guy off the roof in Leicester is probably greeted with multi-culti applause?
they scream look at me, look at me, and when we take a good long look and do not like what we see, they say, what are you looking at?
it truly is a mental disease.
If medical & psychiatric discussions are confidential, exactly how will the state be informed of violations of their latest brand of thought control?
“A 75-point plan to improve the lives of LGBT people, costing £4.5m, has been produced in response to the survey.”
What if one of them thought his life would be improved by having therapy to remove the perverted desires? SOL, I guess. Just bend over and enjoy being a poofter!
You can bet that Christian ministry and Christian repentance are covered in the ban of “gay conversion therapy”. They might not say that explicitly, but that’s what’s going on here.
What if someone wants to try to be “converted”?
I wonder also what their opinion is on the studies that transgendering procedures very often produce disastrous psychological results.
Most homosexuals were sexually molested as children.
THAT is RAPE.
They are banning RAPE THERAPY!!!!
What about the other 74 points? Heard they were banning little girls from wearing skirts in school because it’s too “normal.” Everybody has to act gay now? Will they hang draw and quarter heterosexuals caught in amorous embrace?
The conversion they need is to become followers of Christ.
Nothing good will come of governments pretending that homosexuality is normal, like nothing good came of pretending that blacks aren’t people, that Jews aren’t people, and that preborns aren’t people.
Part of the political shutting down of science.
The Left is the true “flat earth” society, in that if they don’t see it is part of their agenda, it should not be part of anything, including science.
It would be like celebrating alcoholics or drug addicts or someone with any other type of self-destructive vice.
Funny how leftists demand that the government "stay out of the bedroom" - except for when they want government to intervene in the bedroom...
Mental defectives looking for attention
And acceptance for their life choices
Like spoiled children
They are to be ignored
The virtue Signalers as well
Ignore them all
President Trump should make these therapies free in the U.S.
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