The Right to Decide: Seeking justice for choices around unwanted same-sex attractions Michael R. Davidson

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Published: August 30th 2012

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66 pages


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The Right to Decide: Seeking justice for choices around unwanted same-sex attractions  by  Michael R.  Davidson

The Right to Decide: Seeking justice for choices around unwanted same-sex attractions by Michael R. Davidson
August 30th 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 66 pages | ISBN: | 4.68 Mb

“Such a book has long been needed to inform debates in church and state on same-sex attraction. These frank and brave testimonies from people who have often been shamed into silence from all sides address a most important issue of justice. TheyMore“Such a book has long been needed to inform debates in church and state on same-sex attraction. These frank and brave testimonies from people who have often been shamed into silence from all sides address a most important issue of justice. They should be pondered carefully. Tread softly - you tread on their hopes for a better future for many.”Canon Dr Chris Sugden, Executive Secretary, Anglican Mainstream.“In a post-modern world that places high value on relationships and personal stories, this book is an incredibly useful collection of different people’s varied journies out of homosexuality.

Each individual account of change, transformation or decision to live a holy life is a challenge to a modern secular dogma in our society that denies both the validity of such testimonies and the right to seek congruence between one’s sexuality and spirituality.”Revd Peter Ould.“Those who recognize the foundational character of a male-female prerequisite for sexual relations have strong arguments from Scripture, philosophic reason, and science for their position.

Where proponents of homosexual unions have an advantage is in the telling of stories. This book helps to fill that gap and combat the political and ideological intolerance of those who reject therapeutic help for persons seeking to leave behind a homosexual life.” Robert A. J. Gagnon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of New Testament, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, U.S.A.“‘Gay’ identity is often deeply embedded in how homosexuals understand themselves. But must gays insist on security in their own sexual identity by denying others a different path? We have been listening to the experience of gays for a long time now, what about a hearing for ex-gays?

Alongside the persistence of sexual identity should we not put the fluidity of sexual identity? There is important fuel for thought in the experiences recounted here”. Professor John Nolland, Trinity College, Bristol.“Those of us who choose not to embrace a gay identity or to pursue a same-sex relationship because of convictions of faith, or indeed for any other reason, must have freedom to seek appropriate pastoral or counselling help in ordering our sexual behaviour according to our own world-view.

This point is argued very powerfully in this excellent booklet, which is made all the more authentic by the very moving accounts of individuals who are personally impacted by these issues”.Jonathan Berry, Director of True Freedom Trust.“I am glad to support a positive initiative which helps people live their sexuality in freedom and dignity in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ”Philip Tartaglia, Archbishop of Glasgow.



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