Christian Legal Centre tries slightly new tack in ongoing quest to set any kind of legal precedent for Christian discrimination
The Christian Legal Centre, who seem to run all those cases of alleged discrimination against Christians who have actually discriminated against gay people, which they eventually lose, is now backing Lesley Pilkington, a psychotherapist who claims to “cure” gay men and who faces being struck off in a disciplinary hearing this week after being stung by an undercover gay rights campaigner. Pilkington in turn accuses the campaigner/patient, Patrick Strudwick, of entrapment.
The case will expose the growing use of hugely controversial therapies, from the United States, which attempt to make homosexual men heterosexual.
The therapy has been described by the leading professional psychotherapy body as “absurd”, while the Royal College of Psychiatrists said “so-called treatments of homosexuality” allow prejudice to flourish.
A small group of counsellors believe all men are born heterosexual but that some choose a homosexual lifestyle which can then be changed through counselling.
… Mrs Pilkington says her method of therapy – Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE) – is legitimate and effective. The therapy is practised by a handful of psychotherapists in Britain.
Mrs Pilkington, whose 29-year-old son is homosexual, said she was motivated by a desire to help others. “He [my son] is heterosexual. He just has a homosexual problem,” she said last week.
Other cases supported by the Christian Legal Centre include that of Gary McFarlane (who refused counselling to a homosexual couple) and Lillian Ladele (who refused to act as a registrar for homosexual couples). Both cases were eventually lost. We should point out that the Christian Legal Centre is not homosexual. It just has “a homosexual problem”.
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