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I Do Exist! -- New Video Focuses on Ex-Homosexuals' Stories
American Family Association ^ | September 3, 2004 | Ed Vitagliano

Posted on 09/04/2004 10:13:36 PM PDT by scripter

While organizations like the American Psychological Association (APA) are throwing their considerable weight behind the homosexual movement, a handful of notable members of the mental health field are countering with the truth about sexual orientation.

One of those professionals is Dr. Warren Throckmorton, director of college counseling and an associate professor of psychology at Grove City College, a private Christian college in Pennsylvania. His research on the possibility of changing sexual orientation was published in the June 2002 issue of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, an official publication of the APA.

The subject of changing sexual orientation is an issue Throckmorton emphasizes in his counseling and teaching. "I've seen people change, people I've interviewed and even my own clients," Throckmorton told AFA Journal. "I remember one of my clients, who is no longer gay, said to me, 'Tell them that I exist.'"

And that's exactly what Throckmorton has been doing. He recently released a new video, I Do Exist!, which tells the stories of five ex-homosexuals who now boldly proclaim that people can change.

I Do Exist! opens with "man-on-the-street" interviews, as average Americans answer the question, "Can homosexuals change?" Former "gay" man Noe Gutierrez, Jr., then begins explaining how he began the process of change. Gutierrez is so sincere and transparent that he draws the viewer into his story.

Also featured are the testimonies of former lesbians Sarah Lipp, Joann Highley, and Cheryl Quinlan, as well as former homosexual Greg Quinlan. All present a message of hope that will encourage those struggling with same-sex attractions.

Supplementing the ex-gay testimonies are interviews with Throckmorton himself, Dr. Mark Yarhouse of the Regent University Department of Psychology, and Dr. Robert Spitzer, professor of psychiatry at Columbia University.

In 1973, Spitzer was one of the men who was instrumental in getting the American Psychiatric Association to officially remove homosexuality from its catalog of mental illnesses. He has since come to the conclusion that some homosexuals can change their sexual orientation, and last year released the results of a study to that effect.

Both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association -- along with almost every other major mental health organization -- have been forcefully promoting the homosexual agenda in recent decades.

Throckmorton said it isn't science that is driving that promotion. "It's just old-fashioned politics. All of these professional [mental health] organizations have official gay and lesbian groups within them that have an agenda," he said. "They believe that homosexuality is simply another variant of human sexuality, and they have a vested interest in making sure the organization keeps promoting that view."

A case in point, he said, was when the American Psychological Association adopted a resolution at its annual convention in July, advocating the legalization of same-sex marriage. The resolution was steeped in scientific language.

However, Throckmorton said, the members of the committee that put forth the resolution were all homosexuals. He said, "How objective could [the committee] be? There was almost no discussion [of opposing viewpoints]. The council representatives simply voted, and it was all done internally."

He said the resolution was "a political consensus, not a scientific consensus."

Such actions seem to make Throckmorton even more determined to publicize a message of hope. "I feel these [ex-gay] folks are marginalized," he said. "They are afraid to talk in the church because they don't want to be viewed as gay, and they don't want to talk to people in the mental health profession because they won't be believed."

I Do Exist! is a powerful way to get out the message that homosexuals can change. It is compelling and informative, and helps to explain the process by which some people come to experience same-sex attractions, act on those attractions, and enter the homosexual lifestyle.

The film also makes recommendations concerning the role of church and schools in providing help to those who are experiencing same-sex attractions but do not want to take on a "gay" identity.

The video would be a great tool in helping religious leaders, counselors and church members understand the complexities surrounding this controversial issue. This is especially needful because, Throckmorton said, the homosexual lifestyle is prominently displayed in our culture.

"There is an incessant drumbeat of emphasis on sexuality in our culture. More and more people are defining themselves in terms of sexuality," he said. "And kids are labeling themselves as gay or lesbian earlier in life than ever before."

Throckmorton has also produced a CD entitled The Truth Comes Out, which contains testimonies from ex-homosexuals, information about sexual orientation from Throckmorton, and some selections of contemporary Christian music.

"There are already a lot of books on the market about these issues, and so we thought there was a need for an alternative media approach to help parents, pastors, and teachers who are dealing with young people who were questioning their sexual feelings," he said.

"And the CD and DVD were accessible to kids," he added, who might not read a book but who might listen to a CD or watch a DVD.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: apa; exgay; exgays; exhomosexualagenda; formerhomosexual; gay; gaytostraight; homosexual; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; idoexist; lesbian; psychology; spitzer; throckmorton
Ex-Homosexual Articles, Stories and Websites

Changing minds

Homosexuality and the Possibility of Change: Introductory Pages

Masters & Johnson. Homosexuality in Perspective. (40%+ of gays in study were sexually reoriented)

The Great Escape (Mike Haley)

God's Amazing Grace (Stephen Bennett)

Matthew Manning's Testimony

Canada: Seven ex-gay clergy and laity to make stand at General Synod

Study: Some Gays Can Go Straight

Eagles Wings Testimonies

1 posted on 09/04/2004 10:13:37 PM PDT by scripter
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To: ItsOurTimeNow; little jeremiah; EdReform

Ping


2 posted on 09/04/2004 10:14:01 PM PDT by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
"I've seen people change, people I've interviewed and even my own clients," Throckmorton told AFA Journal. "I remember one of my clients, who is no longer gay, said to me, 'Tell them that I exist.'"

Indeed. Former homosexuals exist and some of them are freepers.

3 posted on 09/04/2004 10:17:42 PM PDT by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
Without trying to sound like an advertisement:

I Do Exist! is a powerful way to get out the message that homosexuals can change.

4 posted on 09/04/2004 10:18:36 PM PDT by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter

Counting the moments before the Gay-stapo's wild-eyed over-the-top reaction.


5 posted on 09/04/2004 10:19:56 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Hey, KERRY! We said it to Saddam, and now to you -- If you have nothing to hide, QUIT HIDING IT!)
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To: scripter

PFOX is a great group for 'ex-homosexuals', a group that I have supported these last few years. Give them a look see.

http://www.pfox.org/


6 posted on 09/04/2004 10:23:37 PM PDT by AgThorn (Go go Bush!! But don't turn your back on America with "immigrant amnesty")
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To: L.N. Smithee

Indeed. If homosexuals can change that changes everything for the radicals. And since we know homosexuals can change the radicals will stop at nothing to prevent this information from getting out.


7 posted on 09/04/2004 10:24:07 PM PDT by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: AgThorn

Thanks - I have PFOX listed in another category and forgot to include them here.


8 posted on 09/04/2004 10:26:00 PM PDT by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter

WOW~~!!

Great, bookmarked, thank you, Scripter!


9 posted on 09/04/2004 10:27:26 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Islamo-Jihadis and Homosexual-Jihadis both want to destroy civilization.)
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To: little jeremiah

One of these days I'll post revision 1.2 of the database which contains more of the same... It just takes time to format it for FR.


10 posted on 09/04/2004 10:35:15 PM PDT by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter

No problem, and if you are collecting links for ex-gay support groups, don't forget Exodus!!

http://www.exodus-international.org/


11 posted on 09/04/2004 10:38:41 PM PDT by AgThorn (Go go Bush!! But don't turn your back on America with "immigrant amnesty")
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To: scripter; All

A local tv channel---kcal9, which is a sister-channel to CBS just recently showed a clip on the news of areas on the local map which had significantly high incidences of cancer and AIDS along with a commentary that the same areas also had the highest populations of gays.


12 posted on 09/04/2004 10:38:48 PM PDT by Susannah (Kerry has a flexible message--it changes with each campaign stop and audience.)
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To: scripter

Well just my opinion but I think to start with we should refuse to use the term "gay" and stick with homosexual.


13 posted on 09/04/2004 10:43:43 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Susannah
The health hazards of the homosexual life are indeed severe. I have a number of updates that need to be posted soon.
14 posted on 09/04/2004 10:47:58 PM PDT by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: CindyDawg

I concur. I can't remember the last time I used the word gay. There was a recent article about a lawyer who became angry when somebody called him homosexual. He replied something like: "I'm not a homosexual, I'm gay." No, you're a homosexual.


15 posted on 09/04/2004 10:50:21 PM PDT by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter

Absolutely true.. with God all things are possible.. in 93 I was atheist, radical left wing, green party member, who thought what I wanted most in the world was a 'wife' (i'm female)..

by 97 I was a God fearing, conservative republican, happily married, homeschooling, SAHM.

There is nothing He can't do.


16 posted on 09/04/2004 11:14:09 PM PDT by Awestruck (The artist formerly known as Goodie D)
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To: Awestruck

That's awesome, Awestruck!


17 posted on 09/04/2004 11:23:53 PM PDT by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter

In 1954 with the founding of the World Federation of Mental Health, one of their stated goals for the abolition of 'right and wrong'. They want to be the arbiters of 'good' behavior and 'bad' behavior and its no surprise that they were heavily infiltrated by commies along with the WHO, National Council of Churches and the UN. There actually is no 'science' in anything they are doing. They can't prove that any of these things actually exist, only that they can observe them. It shouldn't even be a profession considering its lack of scientific credibility.


18 posted on 09/05/2004 12:36:49 AM PDT by bpjam (I don't know what a neo-con is and neither does anybody else.)
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To: Awestruck

OUT-STANDING!

I applaud you, and I have deep respect for you and your journey. Your personal testimony was the highlight of my day.


19 posted on 09/05/2004 2:01:35 AM PDT by LouisWu (This is Lou's mantra.His tagline isn't available right now, please leave a message & I'll chant it.)
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To: scripter
Additional websites and help for homosexuals

 
Abiding Truth  
    Becoming Real  
    Choice 4 Truth  
    Christians No Longer Gay Living For God  
    Courage  
    Courage Online  
    Desert Stream  
    Eagles Wings Ministry  
    Exodus  
    Find Out  
    Gay to Straight  
    Help for Jewish Homosexuals That is Consistent with Torah Principles  
    Hope for Homosexuals  
    It's Not Gay  
    JONAH  
    Living Hope  
    Living Stones Ministries  
    Love Won Out  
    Matthew Manning  
    Metanoia  
    Narth  
    National Listing of Help  
    New Hope Ministries  
    One By One  
    Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays  
    People Can Change  
    Portland Fellowship  
    Positive Alternatives to Homosexuality  
    Realty Resources  
    Regeneration Books  
    Stephen Bennett Ministries  
    Sy Rogers  
    Transforming Congregations  
    Witness Ministries  

20 posted on 09/05/2004 6:59:14 AM PDT by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: LouisWu

I'm always grateful when He can work through me. My life is His success story.


21 posted on 09/05/2004 6:01:07 PM PDT by Awestruck (The artist formerly known as Goodie D)
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