There’s been another bill before the parliament called the Conversion Therapy bill.
I don’t know if you know about this it was supposed to be finished on Friday and, because of various complications, they’ve held it up for another two months and I did decide I was going to speak on the subject conversion and conversion therapy today.
So, I’m going to carry on with that just to give you the background to this the government bill is being pushed by Stonewall and LGBT people who want to ban conversion therapy.
Conversion therapy they understand to be causing homosexually oriented people to change from that to being straight / normal.
And, if you look on what’s behind the scenes, it’s part of what I call the white tyranny which is trying to impose their views on us and allow no opposition.
Now, they say that it’s an abhorrent practice to try and change homosexuals and they give examples, and, sometimes, there have been some practices they showed a film a program on TV called call The Midwife in which they showed some guy who, back in the 50s, was a homosexual and was put into some terrible concentration camp type environment where they were trying to brainwash him and do drug therapy on him.
And they said this is hermanship this is what we need to stop. I agree that that is wrong.
By the way, the BBC often puts similar clips into their programs as a kind of conditioning for people so that they will follow the agenda which they want you to follow.
Therefore, a lot of these programs are used for that purpose.
Cruel, integrating treatment, we can say that should not happen. However, what they want is to prohibit all forms of, (I’m quoting now from an article on the Archbishop Cranmer website) who says:
Do you see where that’s going? It goes on:
The Coalition for Marriage outlines some possible scenarios:
Those are possible scenarios that are coming out of this law. And Adrian Hilton says:
That’s what it comes down to. He says:
The issue is one of ‘conversion’. And I want to ask a question:
What is conversion? Is it at the centre of the Christian message?
If you start saying that one group of people can’t be converted, then they might not say that other people can’t be converted in the same breath.
The Pope has already said that Christians should not attempt to convert people of other faiths to Christianity.
The Pope holds up what he calls evangelization by which he means doing ‘good works in the name of Jesus’.
So, going to a group of asylum seekers and washing their feet is evangelization in the eyes of the Pope but what he calls proselytization, he says is bad.
And what he calls proselytization is what we call evangelism which is trying to turn people who are believers in other faiths or who have no faith to believe in Jesus.
Therefore, he’s saying that you mustn’t try and convert people from one faith to another.
For example, when Mr X comes here and says he’s a from a Muslim background and wants to follow Jesus, we should say: “Okay, follow Jesus but follow the Muslim Jesus and go back to the mosque.”
Is that what we should say to him?
No! Because the Muslim Jesus can’t save you. The Muslim Jesus didn’t die on the cross, and didn’t rise from the dead, and it’s only through believing in Jesus who died and rose from the dead that we can be saved.
Therefore, we have an obligation and a duty, according to scripture, to preach the gospel to all people, to all creation and to encourage people to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.