A “gay conversion” conference in London, England has been cancelled following public outcry
The Seventh Day Adventist Church “Holy Sexuality Conference" was set to include speakers Mike Carducci, Wayne Blakely and Danielle Harrison, who all claim to have been “cured” of their homosexuality.
A petition against the conference on Change.org was signed by more than 40,000 people.
— Brie Rogers Lowery (@brie_rl) April 14, 2015
“The Adventist Church recognises that the individuals invited to speak at the Holy Sexuality Conference have compelling life stories to share but equally appreciate that there are those who take a different point of view.
“We are disappointed that in a society that values freedom of speech and divergence of opinion that there are those whose wish it is to silence individuals who hold a different point of view to their own.
“We do not believe that the potential disruptions that were being planned for this event would have been beneficial either to the participants or to our friends in the LGBT community.
“As such, a decision has been made to cancel the event which had been locally organised by a group of members in the South London area.”
U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said “if anything needs curing, it is the outdated belief that being gay is wrong or something to be ashamed of.”
Watch Carducci on his "addiction" to homosexuality, AFTER THE JUMP…
Last week, President Obama announced his support for a "We the People" petition urging the government to "Enact Leelah's Law to Ban All LGBTQ+ Conversion Therapy" after it reached more than 120,000 signatures.