Stephen Crabb, an MP who previously took interns from a religious charity which opposes gay equality and sponsored a ‘gay cure’ event, has been appointed as Welsh Secretary in tonight’s reshuffle.

Mr Crabb the Conservative MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire, today replaced David Jones in the role.

Mr Jones said he was opposed to gay adoption because same-sex couples can’t provide a “safe and warm environment for the upbringing of children”

Mr Crabb was previously the Parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Wales Office and a government whip.

He was known to have taken interns from Christian Action Research and Education (CARE), an organisation which co-sponsored the “Judaeo-Christian” event ‘Sex and the City: Redeeming sex today’ in 2012.

The £50-a-head conference included talks on “mentoring the sexually broken” from speakers including Jospeh Nicolosi, president of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality and author of books on how to clinically “treat” being gay.

Arthur Goldberg, co-founder of controversial ex-gay group JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality) was another speaker.

Stephen Crabb, who last received a CARE intern in 2010 was himself part of the scheme in the 1990s.