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Pastor who defeated Houston LGBT rights: ‘the bible can cure trans people’

Michelle O'Toole November 10, 2015
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David Welch has claimed that transgender people can be ‘cured’ with ‘biblical therapy’.

According to a report in the Houston Herald, Welch said that that he “felt transgender people disrespected the Christian God by wanting a body other than the one he created for them.”

He also said that transgender people “should seek Biblical therapy to settle their confusion.”

Pastor who defeated Houston LGBT rights: ‘the bible can cure trans people’

Welch was one of the leading organisers in the campaign against the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).

After a bitter campaign that focused on transgender bathroom access, HERO was overwhelmingly voted down by the residents of Houston.

Welch is also a member of the US Pastors council, who were one of the major backers of the ‘Campaign for Houston’ whose slogan in their anti-HERO campaign was “No men in women’s bathrooms.”

After the vote, Houston’s openly lesbian Mayor Annise Parker said “This was a campaign of fear-mongering and deliberate lies,” .
“No one’s rights should be subject to a popular vote.”

Welch has previously said that he prays for God to “free” the mayor from her “condition.”

Related topics: Campaign For Houston, hero, Transgender, US

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