American Church Sparks Outrage by Offering Identity Counselling to Sexually Confused Teenagers
Metro City Church in Riverview announced that it will begin a six-week course Thursday called the “Unashamed Identity Workshop” for girls ages 12 to 16 who “think they might be gay, bisexual, or transgender,” according to Detroit Free Press. The church removed advertisement for the course from its website, however, after locals sent thousands of emails to church leadership lambasting them for offering what some believed to be conversion therapy — a practice whereby minsters seek to turn people from gay to straight via prayer.
“Over the past week we have gotten thousands and thousands of emails and messages. The vast majority are filled with vulgarity, hate, and threats of all kinds,” pastor Jeremy Schossau told Detroit Metro Times via email. “What we find incredibly odd is there is no seeking to understand what we are truly doing. Only the assumption that we are practicing some sort of conversion therapy.”
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