(RNS) — Most clergy I know would recoil at the notion that they or their faith communities have routinely engaged in bullying — but that’s exactly what anti-LGBTQ messaging and policies are.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The state's ban doesn't prevent licensed therapists from expressing their personal views about conversion therapy to minor clients, a judge said.
(RNS) — The resurgence of ex-gay ministries, such as the new Changed platform, is a reminder that for a large segment of Christianity, the belief that homosexuality is a sin is pervasive and deeply ingrained.
(RNS) — No Southern state has enacted laws banning the ex-gay therapies, but North Carolina's executive order bans government support for the practice, mostly used by evangelical ministries dedicated to changing a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An effort to call gay conversion therapy a fraudulent business practice gained ground in the California state Senate on Tuesday, despite opposition from hundreds who rallied to fight the proposal on religious grounds.
(RNS) — Adam Rippon criticized the vice president, who is leading the U.S. delegation to the Winter Games, for his support for gay conversion therapy.
(RNS) Nicolosi has now crossed over into eternity. I imagine he is shocked to find LGBT people there, too.
(RNS) After a Salt Lake City TV station aired a segment about a gay Mormon youth's trauma from conversion therapy, the LDS church finally spoke up.
When she was 15, Alex Cooper's Mormon parents checked her in to a "conversion therapy" program that shamed her for being gay. Now she is telling her story.
(RNS) A jury awarded the plaintiffs damages for individual and group therapy sessions in which clients were asked to undress and touch themselves in their therapists’ presence and beat effigies of their mothers with a tennis racket.
(RNS) While a lawsuit against conversion therapy is being argued in New Jersey, many Orthodox Jewish rabbis have already begun to alter their views on homosexuality.
TRENTON, N.J. (RNS) In his ruling, Superior Court Judge Peter F. Bariso Jr., wrote that conversion therapy is a violation of the Consumer Fraud Act because it describes homosexuality as a mental illness, or disorder.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Jayne Ozanne subjected herself to a form of conversion therapy where clergy tried to cast out a sexual orientation they deemed demonic.
(RNS) The unidentified couple says the restriction, signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie, infringes on their rights of free speech and religion and unconstitutionally interferes in the raising of their 15-year-old son.
TRENTON, N.J. (RNS) a national Christian legal group that blocked an identical law from taking effect in California earlier this year vowed to sue New Jersey, saying the legislation violates the First Amendment rights of parents and therapists.
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