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The two Christian organizations help people deal with unwanted same-sex attraction and gender identity issues. They face an overwhelming block from multiple avenues on their ability to do business.
NORTHERN IRELAND, July 27, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Two Christian organizations that help people deal with unwanted same-sex attraction and gender identity issues have been notified by their bank that their accounts will be closed.
The move by Barclays Bank follows a social media attack demanding that the bank end its professional relationship with Core Issues Trust (CIT) and The International Federation for Therapeutic and Counselling Choice (IFTCC), incorrectly accusing both groups of promoting “conversion therapy.”
Earlier this month, Facebook and Instagram likewise caved to pressure from activists to cancel CIT, limiting its outreach to and accessibility for people seeking help. Mailchimp and PayPal have also reportedly cut off CIT accounts, crippling the organization’s ability to communicate with supporters or receive donations.
CIT’s and IFTCC’s great offense to the worlds of banking and social media? CIT supports men and women with homosexual issues “who voluntarily seek change in sexual preference and expression,” offering “one-to-one support for individuals voluntarily seeking to leave homosexual behaviours and feelings.”
Is this an example of viewpoint discrimination?
Shouldn’t people with unwanted attractions have the right to live their lives as they see fit and seek professional help to enable them to do so?