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London symposium will contemplate different facet of conversion remedy ban debate

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A serious symposium is happening in London subsequent week to evaluate the UK authorities’s plans to ban so-called conversion remedy.

The gathering on Tuesday 23 November coincides with the government’s consultation on the proposed ban, which symposium co-organiser Christian Concern has warned may see Christian mother and father criminalised for instructing what the Bible says on human sexuality. 

Particular visitors on the symposium embrace members of the ex-LGBT community who will share their testimonies of how counselling and remedy helped them with undesirable same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria.

Andrea Williams, chief govt of Christian Concern, stated the goal of the symposium was to encourage “rigorous” dialogue of the problems and current the opposite facet of the talk. 

“The occasion will expose how the federal government’s proposals are based mostly on weak science, flawed analysis and are harmful for younger individuals,” she stated. 

“We encourage the media, who typically solely hear one facet of this debate, to come back and take heed to complete proof from world-class audio system proof and determine for themselves.”

The worldwide panel of audio system consists of psychologist Dr Laura Haynes, sociologist Prof Paul Sullins, researcher and psychologist Dr Christopher Rosik, marriage and household researcher Prof Carolyn Pela, doctor Dr Andre Van Mol, tutorial Dr Walter R Schumm, and pastoral care staff Elizabeth Woning and Ken Williams.

They are going to contemplate the scientific foundation for the ban and argue that the information and conclusions relied upon to help it are “scientifically flawed”, and can hurt each adults and kids. 

Nonetheless, the symposium shouldn’t be meant to be unique and those that help the ban are being invited to attend.

Williams added,”This distinctive and necessary occasion will deliver collectively worldwide consultants at an important second for Christian freedoms on this subject.” 

The symposium is free to attend however registration is required. 

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