“In Christian terms, reading the Bible, praying, going to confession, are all forms of ‘conversion therapy’.
“The arguments behind the motion have the effect of sending out the signal that the Church is happy to support the promotion or expression of same sex attraction as a priority for pastoral care; but that if anyone is struggling with a conflicted set of attractions, any move for help or support in the direction of heterosexual development is off limits and out of bounds.
“This runs completely counter to the Bible which is the Christian guide book on sexuality, and Christian experience down the ages.
“It turns the Church of England into a kind of secular religious body, keen to offer a little bit of superficial spirituality for those that way inclined, but giving up on the ambition to transform and free people up to live out the demanding ethics…
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