The Frontline Church in Liverpool has caused outrage among gay
rights campaigners, for running sessions to "cure" people of
The church also published a "Homosexuality Fact Sheet" on how to
spot people "struggling with their sexuality".
The fact sheet included a tip which said: "women may appear and
dress in a more masculine way".
The Frontline Church believes that homosexuality is caused by
"pain in childhood" and claims that its L.I.F.E sessions have
succeeded with some congregation members.
In a statement to the Daily Mail they said: "None of our
services (church and projects) discriminate against anyone on any
basis and we are unconditional in offering support to all service
"We respect everyone's right to hold their own views and don't
ask service users to adhere to our Christian values or even ask
project users what their views are.
"All are welcome to our Sunday services whoever they are.
"We agree that the Fact Sheet is somewhat simplistic and could
lead to prejudicial stereotyping if taken wrongly, and that is the
last thing we want.
"That is why the Fact Sheet has not been on our website for some
time and we took it down because we did not feel it was a
constructive reflection of such a complex issue.
"The Fact Sheet was written under the auspices of a staff member
some years ago and he has subsequently left."
Since the fact sheet emerged, various partners have ceased ties
with the Frontline Church, including one of the city's biggest
housing associations, Plus Dane.