Petition to Ban Gay-Cure Therapies Goes Viral

A few months back, there was a trend of memes that had a pretty simple format. X is living in 3017 and we’re still in 2017. According to the Gregorian calendar, we’re still in the year 2017, but some of us, with better access to fresh new gadgets, make it out that we’re a millennium ahead.

But for some people, they’re ethically still in the year 0017.

The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry, which has a branch on Breck Road, Anfield, Liverpool was found offering gay people the chance to ‘cure’ themselves of their homosexuality through a relentless prayer session involving three days without food or water.

After an arresting investigation, a journalist for the Liverpool ECHO, Josh Parry, has launched a petition to ban gay conversion ‘therapies’ in the U.K by striking them as a criminal offence. The practice invites nothing by psychosomatic injury to those involved, with those undergoing these ‘therapies’ are 8.9x more likely to commit suicide and 5.9x more likely to self-harm. As much as the medical discourse has altered with contemporary transformations in thought, some still regard homosexuality as a medical anathema that has to be cured.

At 10,000 signatures, the Government will respond to the petition. At 100,000, the petition will be debated by Parliament.

Parry’s full investigation can be followed here. To sign the petition, click here.