A Christian organisation called Core Issues Trust (CIT) had requested that Voices of the Silenced get a private screening at Queens Film Theatre (QFT).
Joan Parsons, Head QFT, wrote to the organisation saying: “The mission of the Queen’s Film Theatre is to widen access to film through the delivery of a varied programme that actively encourages appreciation, enjoyment, debate and understanding.
“In addition, the QFT is committed, through its approved programme, to continue to promote and respect equality, diversity and inclusion.”
The film has sparked controversy since it was premiered last month.
Vue Piccadilly Cinema in London declined to show it after more than 600 people signed a petition against a planned screening for a private audience of 125 people.
Challenging the university’s decision, CIT’s CEO Mike Davidson (pictured above) said: “Homosexual identity in the UK appears now to be mandatory for those experiencing the feelings. It seems there may be no dissent; gay identity must be affirmed and there is no debate to be had about the matter. But this is exactly why the politics of sexuality are unsustainable and will unravel.”
Members of the LGBT community have said the organisation’s teachings are “unethical”.
A spokesperson for campaign group Stonewall said: “LGBT people aren’t ill. Being gay, lesbian, bi or trans is not something that should be ‘cured’ or changed.
“This unethical and degrading practice has been condemned by all major UK health organisations.”
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