Gay Christian activist calls for an end to ‘spiritual abuse’ and ‘conversion therapy’

A leading gay activist in the Church of England is calling for an end to what she describes as ‘spiritual abuse’.

Jayne Ozanne, a member of General Synod, says in a paper published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists that there is a need for government regulation to stamp out ‘group led spiritual abuse’.

‘This is often evident in, but not solely linked to, charismatic churches – and can be anything from a small prayer group to a ministry team to large network churches,’ she told Christian Today.

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