At the end of July, the Bishops will have an opportunity to watch a drama by Peterson Toscanoe called "Doin' Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House" so that they might see how life looks from the perspective of a gay Christian. Toscanoe will also perform at the Edinburgh Festival and the Greenbelt Christian arts festival this summer. Toscanoe will share his own spiritual story about how he survived the 'ex-gay' movement (aka Exodus, Love in Action,True Freedom Trust etc)
I know the following film will prove contentious and split opinion. It's just that I have very genuine reservations about the good that come out of the 'corrective' programmes run by organisations such as True Freedom Trust. I don't doubt the transforming power of God's love but I can't but help empathise with those gay brothers and sisters who have been encouraged to pray away their sexual orientation. I can't imagine praying away my heterosexuality . Are gay people being asked to pray to become heterosexual are they being asked to pray that they hide and deny their sexual self? I'm posting this video and I leave it to you to think about.