Undercover Doctor: Cure Me, I’m Gay

In Tuesday night’s Channel 4 documentary ‘Cure Me, I’m Gay,’ telly doc Christian Jessen explored the world of ex-gay therapy. Viewers in the UK can catch up on 4oD here. I’ve researched and written about the ex-gay movement for the best part of a decade, so in response to this latest programme, I wanted to […]

Marriage Is Big Enough for All of Us

Some say that allowing same-sex marriage redefines marriage for everyone. It will make the definition of marriage hazy, consequently undermining a crucial social and cultural institution. (I use that weasel word “some” quite deliberately: “Traditionalists” sounds like an insult; “opponents of same-sex marriage” makes them sound “anti”; “Christian” and “conservative” wouldn’t reflect the diversity of […]

How Anti-Masonic Myths Hurt People

In the recent case of Lesley Pilkington, the Christian therapist suspended by the BACP for misconduct, one thing stuck out for me personally. The most egregious aspect of her conduct was, undoubtedly, telling her client — who turned out to be undercover journalist Patrick Strudwick — that childhood sexual abuse at the hands of a […]