Church rector David McClay says he and his family have received abusive phone calls and have been accused of running a ‘gay therapy’ course.

Willowfield Parish Church in Belfast hosted The Living Out Course, an Evangelical Alliance seminar, in March. Designed for church leaders, it shows how they can help Christians with same-sex attractions to remain celibate.

McClay told The Belfast Telegraph: “We have been totally misrepresented by what has been posted on social media.”

Peter Lynas, Director of the Evangelical Alliance in Northern Ireland, commented: “This event does not feature conversion, reparative or ‘gay cure’ therapy. No efforts are being made to change anyone’s sexuality and reports to the contrary are false and misleading.”

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. View our GDPR / Privacy Policy more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.