Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken Photo: El Pais

Scotland: Church voices concern as government looks into banning ‘conversion practices’

While the Church supports legislation which protects people from physical and verbal abuse, a fundamental pillar of any free society is that the state recognises and respects the right of religious bodies and organisations to be free to teach the fulness of their beliefs and to support, through prayer, counsel and other pastoral means, their members who wish to live in accordance with those beliefs