IC Statement on the Proposed Government Ban on Conversion Therapy

As the Trustees of the Inclusive Church Network, we support the government’s intention to put a stop to “conversion therapy” applied to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Our 600+ registered parishes have all signed up to the following statement, evidence that for many Christians matters of sexual orientation and gender identity are not relevant to embracing full Christian discipleship.

“We believe in inclusive church – a church which celebrates and affirms every person and does not discriminate.

We will continue to challenge the church where it continues to discriminate against people on grounds of disability, economic power, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, learning disability, mental health, neurodiversity, or sexuality.

We believe in a Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.”

You can take part in the government consultation here.