Ethiopian church leaders push gay 'conversion therapy'

Religious leaders in Ethiopia are forming a new association to promote so-called conversion therapy to change gay people's sexual orientation.

Led by Dereje Negash, an Orthodox Christian priest who has spent more than a decade warning about the spread of homosexuality in Ethiopia, the leaders intend to introduce the association at an event in the capital, Addis Ababa. It is part of a broader effort to pressure the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to take a harder line against sexual minorities.