News by email Donate


Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

Core Issues Trust
UK News

Vue Cinemas pulls curtain down on Christian ex-gay film premiere

Producers who hired a theatre at the Vue cinema on Piccadilly tonight have been informed by bosses the event is being scrapped over fears it contradicts their "values".

Six hundred people signed a petition urging the cinema chain to cancel the private showing of 'Voices of the Silenced', which 125 guests had been due to attend.

The gay news website PinkNews accused the Core Issues Trust, the group which made the film, of advocating for a "gay 'cure'".

Dr Mike Davidson from the Trust told Premier: "We are not saying that folk identify as gay are sick.

Core Issues Trust

"What we are about are the rights and freedoms that people need to have respected when they want to move out of unwanted homosexual or other sexual practises - and that's what the film does."

'Voices of the Silenced: Experts, Evidences and Ideologies' features the testimonies of15 people from eight countries who have moved away from homosexual activity.

The Christian Legal Centre, which is supporting the Core Issues Trust's screening, says it is considering filing an injunction at the High Court, as well as taking action against Vue Cinemas under the 2010 Equality Act.

Core Issues Trust

CEO, Andrea Minichiello Williams said: "Ironically, the actions of PinkNews and Vue cinema illustrate the point of the film. The Voices of the Silenced are, in fact, being silenced."

Click here to listen to Premier's Alex Williams speaking with Dr Mike Davidson:

Stay up to date with the latest news stories from a Christian perspective. Sign up to our daily newsletter and receive more stories like this straight to your inbox every morning.

Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

A Monthly Gift Of £8 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the UK is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of £8 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Set up a monthly gift

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.