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Hong Kong hires conversion therapy expert as social welfare trainer

Hong Kong hires conversion therapy expert as social welfare trainer

Hong Kong has hired prominent local psychiatrist Hong Kwai-wah, who specializes in “treating unwanted homosexuality,” as a trainer for its social welfare staff.

Critics said the move could be the world’s first government-sponsored training session on gay conversion therapy, which includes prayer, cold showers and practicing abstinence as a way to avoid same-sex relationships.

Hong Kwai-wah is chairman of the New Creation Association, which is directly linked to North American conversion therapy organizations Exodus International and Exodus Global Alliance.

“Scandal-prone ‘ex-gay’ programs have become a joke in the West, so these charlatans are exporting their scientifically-bankrupt theories overseas,” said Truth Wins Out’s Executive Director Wayne Besen.

“As they opportunistically look for new global markets to exploit, we will put a cold shower on these fraudulent efforts. There is not a single acre on the map in which these slippery groups can hide from our work to spotlight and expose their quack therapies,” said Besen.

The link to North American groups is robust and incontrovertible, reports Truth Wins Out. On its website, the Canadian-based Exodus Global Alliance writes:

Kelvin and Tammy are the directors of New Creation Ministries.

They say, “We are thankful for the encouragement from Dr. Melvin Wong, Anita and Frank Worthen, Jenny Li, Dr. Kwai-wah Hong, and Exodus Global Alliance. Thank God! He sees the needs of the gay community in Hong Kong and He prepares the hearts of the workers. We believe God will accomplish the works that He has begun.”

May God bring new hope to those who want to become free from sexual addiction and bondage.

“The government seems to think that homosexuals are possessed by evil spirits and needed to be ‘cleansed’ or ‘cured’ through conversion therapy,” said Joseph Cho, a spokesman for gay rights group Rainbow Action.

“They are criminalizing people with same sex orientation — this is an international joke,” he added.

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