Debunking the Myths

Protecting the freedoms
to believe, to exist and to change
when homosexual feelings are unwanted

Robert A. J. Gagnon
Associate Professor of New Testament, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Curriculum Vitae

Dr Christopher Rosik
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, APA Member and President of NARTH
Curriculum Vitae

Anne Paulk
CEO, Restored Hope Network and Author
(Statement on Anne Paulk)

Dermot O'Callaghan General Synod Member, Church of Ireland

Dr Mike

Core Issues Trust

Minichiello Williams

CEO, Christian Legal Centre

Paul Diamond
Leading Human Rights Barrister (London only)

Dr Peter May Retired GP
(London only)

Lesley Pilkington
Christian psychotherapist/
(London only)

Conference Goals


1. To highlight the loss of freedom for individuals in the UK to seek and provide professional help to move away from unwanted homosexual practices and feelings

2. To encourage reflection on and interrogation of the “Harm” agenda as a means of understanding how ideology has replaced science

3. To consider a Biblical framework by which to clarify the theological underpinnings for Christian work consistent with Christian sexual values as taught by the church.

4. To stand with supportive international groups and organisations with whom we identify

In February 2014, at the request of the Department of Health a public information document titled ‘Conversion Therapy Consensus Statement’ was released by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. This was with the support and assistance of the British Psychoanalytic Council, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, The British Psychological Society, The National Counselling Society, Pink Therapy and Stonewall.

Mindful of the need for an appropriate theological and pastoral care position, this conference will examine the document Conversion Therapy Consensus Statement, and a response by Core Issues Trust.

It will also examine the change in the Royal College of Psychiatrists' statement which lately emaphsises "postnatal" environmental influences on the development of homosexual feelings - see CIT statement here – also see comment by Robert Gagnon.

Friday 13th June 2014

10.30am - 5.00pm
Tickets: £20 (concessions available) + online fees
Venue: Emmanuel Conference Centre, Marsham Street, Westminster, London

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Saturday 14th June 2014

10.00am - 5.00pm
Tickets: £15 (concessions available) + online fees
Venue: Ballynahinch Baptist Church, Co Down

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Cost includes refreshment and materials. Lunch £5.00
Cost will not prohibit those wanting to attend unable to afford ticket - please contact Christian Concern/Core Issues Trust to discuss