Jesus can cure homosexuality, a new book claims.
‘Where is your brother?’, by Canadian author Marion Heath, is being published in the UK and tells the story of a gay couple who split up when one has a “dramatic experience”.
A launch will be held in Worcester by British publisher Crossbridge Books next month and Ms Heath is to take part in book signing sessions.
Crossbridge Books owner Eileen Mohr, who is a member of Far Forest Baptist Church in Far Forest, near Kidderminster, said she was expecting controversy.
“We are expecting homosexual people to object to the idea that Tony can be cured of his homosexual tendencies,” she told the Worcester News.
“We want them to read the book and find out more about the healing power of Jesus. A lot of people have been led astray and the present attitude is almost claiming that it is normal.
“Some seem to be born that way, but a lot of psychiatrists say it is a result of our environment. I know Jesus can heal them.”
The book is about two men called Ryan and Tony who enjoy whitewater rafting together.
Ryan leaves his wife and children to move in with Tony but Tony has an experience which leads him to shun homosexuality.
Crossbridge Books publishes texts with a Christian theme. Other works include a book on how Christians can convert Jehovah’s Witnesses and how prayer can cure schizophrenia.
David Allison of gay pressure group OutRage! told PinkNews.co.uk: “Frankly, this is the latest of a number of books written by people who can’t get it into their thick skulls that being gay is not an illness, an ailment or something to cure.
“Christians in particular are worried as science moves towards seeing being gay as a genetic thing – they are running out of ammunition.
“If science says this, Christians cannot say ‘you are evil’ because it’s something you’re born with, like your skin colour.
“It’s just nonsense. The book will have its moment of fame and then disappear into the remainder shelves in the bookshop.
“Most people have finally got the message that being gay is like having blue eyes or brown hair – it’s something you can’t change.”