Response to confusion over conversion therapy plans

Responding to news reports on the government’s next steps relating to conversion therapy, Peter Lynas, UK director of the Evangelical Alliance, commented:

“The government has totally dropped the ball on conversion therapy. Everyone wants to see an end to coercive and abusive practices, but by failing to define what conversation therapy is, the government is increasing concern and confusion on all sides.

“We are now seeing policy driven by leaks and rushed statements. This chaos and confusion helps no-one. The Evangelical Alliance has consistently called on the government to honour its two commitments on conversion therapy - to end coercive and abusive practices while ensuring people can receive the prayer and spiritual support they choose. Let’s work together to make that happen.”

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Peter Lynas is available for interview

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