MALTA: Christian man facing prison for sharing ex-gay testimony in first-of-its-kind ‘conversion therapy’ case

New laws around the world - including Bill C-4 in Canada - will target Christian sexual orthodoxy.

A Maltese Christian charity worker is facing criminal charges for allegedly discussing and promoting so-called conversion practices after he shared his ex-gay testimony during an online media interview.

The case, believed to be the first of its kind, will see Matthew Grech, 33, a trustee of the Core Issues Trust, stand trial on Feb. 3 at the Court of Magistrates in Valletta, along with the presenters of a local free speech media outlet, PMnews Malta, said the U.K.-based group Christian Concern, whose arm, Christian Legal Centre, is supporting the charity worker.

According to Maltese laws that prohibit "conversion practices," if found guilty, Grech could face a punishment of five months in prison and/or a fine of $5,000, the group said.

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