BBC interview about ‘gay conversion therapy’


The ‘World Service’ is the BBC’s global radio network, broadcasting around the world and carried by sister stations like BBC Africa and BBC America.

Today they invited Vicky to discuss ‘gay cure therapy’ on their programme. The topic was sparked by a UK conference that took place earlier this week, promoting views that gay people can change their orientation. (More on that conference here if you’re interested…)

The BBC World Service interviewed Vicky, as someone standing against such therapies, and also someone who defends them –  Mike Davidson, head of the UK’s Core Issues Trust and one of the organisers of the London conference.

You can listen to the audio here.

[ If for any reason that link doesn’t work, there is a shorter audio clip here.]

1 Comment

  1. Kira
    August 1, 2016 at 10:26 pm — 

    Yes, you are spot on about the racism argument that was considered a perfectly legitimate position by many millions of Americans for decades. If anything, the institution of slavery is part and parcel to the Bible in a way that discussion of same sex relationships just are not. And YET, many intelligent theologians, such as Tim Keller, broach the topic of slavery (and polygamy for that matter) in a very contextually-based way. They say, oh yes, the God tolerated slavery in the ancient world but the type of slavery practiced was different, it was more like indentured servitude, blah blah blah. So the logical conclusion then becomes–God is ok with slavery as long as it’s of the “benevolent paternalism” sort?
    And furthermore, I would greatly appreciate it if theologians would approach the handful of verses that seem to discuss intimate same sex behavior (and perhaps we should add David and Jonathan to that list) with the same regard for context and translation complications that they do institutions that have fallen out of the realm of public acceptability. Apparently when it comes to slavery and polygamy we are to understand the context and spirit of the law. But when it comes to Leviticus 18 or Romans 1, they would have us not consider context at all.

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