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Truth about 'The Lepers Among Us'

Published 24/01/2012

I'm writing to correct inaccuracies in the article about The Lepers Among Us event (News, January 14). The article describes the event as a 'two-day reparative therapy event', which it certainly was not.

The title referred to the church's attitude, which has not been what it should towards the gay community.

A Press statement was released in which this was explained prior to publication of your article.

It states: 'This conference criticises the church for behaving in this very way - treating LGBT people as "outcasts" - and calls upon it to help end prejudice wherever it is found."

Core Issues, from what I've seen, strives for inclusion and letting people make up their own minds about how they describe themselves and how they want to live.

DARRELL WALKER

Hillsborough, Co Down

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