INDEPENDENT NEWS

The Salvation Army Supports Proposed Conversion Practices Prohibition Bill

Published: Fri 30 Jul 2021 10:56 AM
The Salvation Army is supporting the proposed Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill, which will outlaw this unethical practice.
The Salvation Army continues to oppose vilification of, or discrimination against, anyone on the grounds of sexuality or gender. This includes attempts to change another person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, and any actions which deny a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
Christians are called to be like God and therefore to be living examples of his love in action in the world. Conversion practices, which have been shown to be both ineffective and deeply harmful, are the antithesis of this.
We are told to “Accept one another… just as Christ accepted [us]” (Romans 15.7a), and to be “sympathetic, love one another, [and] be compassionate and humble” in our dealings with others (1 Peter 3.8). We are instructed to clothe ourselves “with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience… And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity” (Colossians 3.12,14).
The Salvation Army recognises the emotional, psychological, social and spiritual harms that these practices have caused and stands against their use in every circumstance.
Salvation Army
Caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society.
The Salvation Army is an international movement and an evangelical branch of the Christian Church that expresses its ministry through a range of spiritual and social programmes. Our operational headquarters for New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga is in Wellington, New Zealand.
Contact Salvation Army
Twitter:
Facebook:
Physical Address:
202 Cuba Street, Marion Square, Wellington 6141
Media Contact:
christina_tyson@nzf.salvationarmy.org
Postal Address:
Po Box 6016, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

Next in New Zealand politics

Details Of Interest Deductibility Rules Released
By: New Zealand Government
Mayor Suggests UK-style Arts-sector Insurance Scheme
By: Wellington City Council
Next Steps To Improve Safety In Wake Of Whakaari White Island Tragedy
By: New Zealand Government
Two-thirds Of New Zealand’s Monitored River Sites Ecologically Impaired
By: Land Air Water Aotearoa
Power bill changes bring fairness to charges
By: New Zealand Government
Govt parks the expiry of licenses, WoFs and regos
By: New Zealand Government
Government’s Own Tax Experts Hate Government’s Tax Policy
By: New Zealand National Party
Tenancy Measures Introduced To Further Support COVID-19 Impacted Businesses And Tenants
By: New Zealand Government
Labour’s $800 Million Housing Tax
By: ACT New Zealand
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media