Church of England votes for ban gay cure therapies

Church of England bishops have overwhelmingly backed a motion calling for a ban on “unethical” conversion therapy for gay Christians. The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, said during the debate: “The sooner the practice of so-called conversion therapy is banned, I can sleep at night.”

The vote sends out a strong message to the world that the church does not see homosexuality as a crime, said Bishop of Liverpool Paul Bayes.

A majority backed the motion in both the House of Clergy and the House of Laity, while all but one voted in favour in the House of Bishops.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/church-of-england-bishops-ban-gay-conversion-therapy-pride-2016-lgbt-rights-a7831391.html

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