For many people, Christmas is a time of peace, joy and tranquility, where chestnuts are roasted on an open fire. Unfortunately, for many LGBTQ people, the holidays mean family members pushing the nutty idea of conversion therapy with fire and brimstone.
Rev. Gregory Daly is the minister of Birchcliff Bluffs United Church in Scarborough, Ontario. In his loving and inclusive Christmas message for Truth Wins Out, he discusses the evils of conversion therapy. He also celebrates a wonderful holiday gift: Canada has banned “ex-gay” conversion therapy.
Our holiday hope is that the rest of the world follows Canada’s wise path.