Skip to comments.Ex-homosexual to host 'Straight Talk Radio'
Posted on 10/26/2005 10:02:42 AM PDT by scripter
A new, national daily radio show focused entirely on the most radioactive issue confronting Americans homosexuality will launch Monday, and it will be hosted by a prominent former homosexual and his wife.
Stephen and Irene Bennett, founders of Stephen Bennett Ministries, will co-host the 30-minute program, "Straight Talk Radio," scheduled to debut in eight states Oct. 31.
"'Straight Talk Radio' will feature the most outspoken guests, tackle tough issues and host very lively debates, while injecting a blend of adrenaline, compassion and a bit of humor," said Bennett, a former homosexual who abandoned his 11-year promiscuous "gay" lifestyle after becoming a Christian in 1992.
Today, married 12 years with two children, the Bennetts travel and speak worldwide, educating people on homosexuality and dispelling what they call the "myths and misinformation promoted by homosexual activists and organizations."
While the Bennetts' primarily minister full-time as evangelists to the homosexual community and provide support for their families, the couple firmly believes they have a dual calling. The couple also publicly and forthrightly deal with the issues of homosexuality, the homosexual agenda and its effects on America's culture and children.
"We have two little kids who are growing up in a very different world than we did as children. I bring to the table the undeniable truth that I was not born homosexual, and that homosexual men and women can completely change," said Bennett.
Referring to condemnation from "gay rights" activists toward people like Stephen who have changed their sexual orientation, Irene Bennett comments: "For the last 13 years my husband has been repeatedly told he does not exist. As my loving husband and the wonderful father of our two children, I tell you Stephen does exist and I am proud and humbled to be his wife. Stephen is a living testimony to the life-changing power of Jesus Christ."
"Straight Talk Radio" will debut on one of the nation's largest 50,000-watt Christian AM stations in America, KLTT 670 AM in Denver, part of the Crawford Broadcasting Network. Radio stations interested in carrying the program can call "Straight Talk Radio" at (203) 926-6960.
"Straight Talk Radio" will also stream daily on demand at StraightTalkRadio.org.
Over 40 ex-homosexual testimonials here.
That's the message we need to get out. Homosexuals can change.
I think Bennett's radio program is an excellent idea.
Will his show air in San Francisco...Boston....NYC...DC?
Welcome to FR. Although I predict with more comments like that, your stay will be short.
I hope the zot doesn't affect your future education on the subject, because you have a lot to read.
but does he still speak with a lisp?
The Straight Talk Radio site doesn't yet say.
His stay was indeed short.
Well, if he can get radio stations to air his program, he'll reach some folks. Lots of competition out there, though, for radio time and, from the web site, it doesn't appear that they have much money to spread around.
Gone already? They never learn hoew to troll "properly" do they, LOL!
Indeed. This radio program is definitely something I can support. It's needed to help educate parents, leaders and children (age appropriate).
I don't see it that way at all. As I see it, this is one very important issue facing our culture. Lives are being destroyed from a lack of information on the subject.
They face them every day.
My question was more rhetorical than anything else.If it does air in any such city,just watch the fireworks!!!
Because this is something I believe is desperately needed, I'm going to help these guys as much as possible.
A lot of new trolls here today. They must all be worked up over the Plame stuff.
Anyway, I wish this guy well, but if I were a woman I still wouldn't marry a former homosexual. I would be willing to be that the recidivism rate is high.
"willing to bet" that is.
Oct. 26, 2005, 11:55AM
Comets' Sheryl Swoopes opens up about being gay (Wasn't born gay)
By W.H. STICKNEY JR.
Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle
Three-time WNBA Most Valuable Player Sheryl Swoopes of the Comets has announced her lesbian lifestyle in a nationally-publicized article that hit the newsstands today.
"My reason for coming out isn't to be some sort of hero," Swoopes said in an interview that appears in the current issue of ESPN The Magazine. "I'm just at a point in my life where I'm tired of having to pretend to be somebody I'm not.
"I'm tired of having to hide my feelings about the person I care about. About the person I love. Male athletes of my caliber probably feel like they have a lot more to lose than gain (by coming out). I don't agree with that. To me, the most important thing is happiness."
In the ESPN magazine article, Swoopes said she has been involved in a same-sex relationship with former Comets assistant coach Alisa Scott since shortly after divorcing from Eric Jackson, her high-school sweetheart and husband of three years, in 1999.
According to the ESPN article, the 34-year-old Swoopes is the most recognizable athlete, male or female, to come out in a team sport. In September, Swoopes became the first WNBA player to be named MVP for a third time.
She is a two-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, the leading vote-getter in the All-Star Game five of the six years it's been held, and this past summer was crowned MVP of the classic.
Comets coach Van Chancellor said he had been aware of Swoopes' impending announcement for several days. He refused to pass judgment on her lifestyle or speculate about how the announcement might affect Swoopes' future in the WNBA.
"I've coached Swoopes for nine years for the Houston Comets as well as with the (USA Basketball) national team," Chancellor said. "What she does in her personal life is her own decision.
"I respect everything about Sheryl, how she's handled herself on and off the court. To me, she will always be one of the greatest ambassadors for the game of women's basketball and as a person has helped me win four (WNBA) championships and two gold medals."
Chancellor coached Swoopes and the U.S. women's national team to a gold medal in the 2002 World Championships in China, and a gold medal in the 2004 Olympics at Athens, Greece.
Swoopes was a member of U.S. national teams that have won three Olympic gold medals (Atlanta in 1996; Australia in 2000).
Swoopes, a nine-year pro, missed the first month and a half of the inaugural (1997) WNBA season in a celebrated pregnancy that resulted in the birth of her only child, son Jordan Eric Jackson, now 8.
Ever since Swoopes was recruited by Jody Conradt to play basketball at Texas but abruptly left after only two weeks in Austin almost 15 years ago, rumors have persisted as to the reason for her exit.
It was said that she was pregnant and went back to her hometown near Lubbock to quietly give birth to a child. Swoopes has vehemently denied that, a stance supported by Texas Tech coach Marsha Sharpe.
It was also said that Swoopes asked Conradt for a transfer because she had been inappropriately approached by a female associated with the Texas women's basketball program.
That assertion, too, Swoopes has denied. She later accepted a scholarship to Texas Tech and led the Lady Raiders to the NCAA women's championship in 1993.
She was named National Player of the Year and became the first female to have a basketball sneaker manufactured (by Nike) under her autograph.
Swoopes was the first player signed by the WNBA in 1997 and was designated the "franchise player" for the Houston Comets, one of the eight charter teams of the new league.
Shortly after she and Jackson divorced, Swoopes began to develop a strong friendship with Scott, a former member of Chancellor's coaching staff who left the Comets prior to the start of the 2005 season for personal reasons.
Swoopes was first named WNBA Most Valuable Player in 2000. That same year, she not only won the league individual scoring title but was named Defensive Player of the Year for the first time.
While playing pickup basketball one month before the start of the 2001 WNBA season, Swoopes tore up her left knee and underwent corrective surgery that kept her out of competition for the entire summer.
She came back the following year and after a slow start was back at the top of her game. And for the second time in three years, Swoopes was again named WNBA MVP and Defensive Player of the Year.
After a lackluster 2004 campaign individually, during which the Comets failed to make the playoffs for the first time in eight years, Swoopes entered the offseason hearing whispers that at age 33 the game had passed her by and it was time for her to retire.
Prodded by her son to give it one more try, Swoopes in 2005 was for the fifth time in six years the top vote-getter for the WNBA All-Star Game. With a brilliant all-around game during the classic, staged in Uncasville, Conn., Swoopes became only the second Comet (joining Tina Thompson, 1999) to be named All-Star Game MVP.
She almost single-handedly carried the Comets back into the playoffs last summer and in the process, added a second WNBA scoring title to her impressive individual trophy case along with a third league MVP title.
The Comets advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since their final championship season (2000), but were swept 2-0 in the Western Conference finals by the eventual league-champion Sacramento Monarchs.
God bless him! This is a much-needed program. I hope he's prepared for death threats, though.
Excellent. Finally a grassroots response to the ongoing cultural deconstructionism of liberalism. BTTT.
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and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
You cannot have faith without hope. May this broadcast rekindle hope in these people.
The only interesting thing about the WNBA player article is why she felt she was hiding anything. I automatically assume that every WNBA player is gay. It would be news if one of them came out as straight.
It might be okay as long as he stays away from preaching a false gospel of cheap grace. If that's what he will offer, then he would be kinder to just leave them alone, dead in their sin. At least then they would be more able and willing to hear the real truth, if they ever come across someone faithful enough to share it with them.
It sure is. I'm going to see about streaming their site to give them more exposure.
Yep. The coaches and fans, too.
I guess you don't follow Bennett much then.
Oh, and for the public record, you and I have had this conversation before, so pretending that I'm talking about something inappropriate and unrelated is disingenuous. In fact, those conversations always come to my mind whenever I'm on the topic of cheap grace.
Thanks. Theological discussions should remain in the religion section.
Scripter, you are going to have to come to terms with this some day.
here = hear. LOL!
I'm not pretending. You are talking about something inappropriate for this thread, so please keep your comments to the religion section.
Yes, it's a ministry, and their primary mission is homosexuality and not to debate theological differences. Apparently that's something you have to come to term with.
I bet they are counting on it as a priceless source of publicity to launch their radio show.
My wife says the same thing. For what it's worth, I believe both Bennett and his wife are former homosexuals.
Here's the interview where she says she wasn't "born gay"
I should have realized the Houston Cronicle would go out of their way to edit anything that would derail the gaystoppo.
"Do I think I was born this way? No," Swoopes said. "And that's probably confusing to some, because I know a lot of people believe that you are."
Please delete #25 Thanks.
I think it is great that someone wants to help homosexuals leave the lifestyle. I also think it is great that someone wants to share the gospel with them. I don't think it is great to scam them into feeling "okay with God" when you aren't giving them the true gospel. You might as well give them their 12-step program and emphasize a higher power like alcoholics anonymous. I would feel better about that because the AA people don't pretend to be offering salvation and eternal life with their freedom from alcohol abuse counseling.
This might work as therapy (a good thing on a temporal level), but it also may secure their place in hell better than if they stayed with the sin. At least then they won't have a false assurance of eternal life. It isn't love to mislead a person with false eternal assurances.
Thanks for the clarification! I was shaking my head trying to figure out how the main article fit with Funny you should post this... I was just about to read your post again.
The truth sets people free.
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