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  • Ex-Gay Gospel Singer Donnie McClurkin Under Fire After Speaking Out Against Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

    07/03/2015 5:47:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/03/2015 | BY CHRISTINE THOMASOS
    Donnie McClurkin, the pastor and gospel music singer who said God delivered him from "the curse" of homosexuality, is now under fire from critics after speaking out against last Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling which made same-sex marriage legal nationwide. McClurkin, 55, received some harsh criticism after he shared his interpretation of the Bible's position on homosexuality on Facebook last Friday. We've just received the answer from man's Supreme Court ... we already received the answer from GOD," the pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in New York wrote. "With NO REGARD to what the Supreme Court of MAN decrees ......
  • Evangelical leader Russell Moore denounces ex-gay therapy

    10/30/2014 8:53:59 PM PDT · by oohebo · 20 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | October 28, 2014 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore denounced reparative therapy at a conference here, saying the controversial treatment that attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation has been “severely counterproductive.” Moore, who serves as president of the Southern Baptists’ Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, spoke to a group of journalists Tuesday (Oct. 28) covering the group’s national conference. “The utopian idea if you come to Christ and if you go through our program, you’re going to be immediately set free from attraction or anything you’re struggling with, I don’t think that’s a Christian idea,” Moore told journalists. “Faithfulness to...
  • Evangelical leader Russell Moore denounces ex-gay therapy

    10/30/2014 7:21:14 PM PDT · by oohebo
    Religion News Service ^ | October 28, 2014 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    The recent spate of “lone wolf” terrorist attacks both here and in Canada seem to have come out of nowhere. And it’s clear that they have left Americans and Canadians as sitting ducks. Simply by using the Internet, ISIS has encouraged “lone wolf” individuals. These “wolves” have initiated attacks on their own with no planning or coordination with others and without leaving a trail of clues about their intentions. Law enforcement authorities and our government are not well suited to defend against such individual terror strikes. As Israel has learned about such attacks, there are just too many targets to...
  • Redeemed: Former Ex-Gay Activist Renounces the Movement, Talks with Hatewatch

    10/05/2014 2:44:53 AM PDT · by oohebo · 27 replies
    Hatewatch ^ | October 2, 2014 | Evelyn Schlatter
    [Yvette Cantu] Schneider came out as a lesbian as a young woman, then converted to Christianity in the 1990s and spent more than a decade working with anti-LGBT groups and campaigns like the Family Research Council (FRC) and Focus on the Family. She also was active in the Proposition 8 campaign in California, which resulted in the outlawing of same-sex marriage in that state in 2008. (The ban has since been overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.) Schneider, who eventually married a man, was for years one of the key sources anti-LGBT activists cited as “proof” that people can change...
  • Ex-Gay Ministry Billboard for Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction Stirs Controversy in LGBT Community

    02/20/2014 2:36:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/20/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    A billboard posted by a Kentucky-based ministry that seeks to treat individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction has garnered controversy for its message. Abba's Delight recently posted the billboard in Louisville, which features a sunny sky and the phrase "Not everyone who is gay is happy. You have options." The billboard has garnered its share of criticism from LGBT groups and individuals who take issue with the organization's view on homosexuality. Daniel Mingo, executive director of Abba's Delight, told The Christian Post that plans for the billboard went back to "the fall of 2013," when "the ministry board discussed the possibility...
  • A Homosexuality DICTIONARY for Born-again Christians

    01/27/2014 3:12:20 PM PST · by James R. Aist · 35 replies
    The Christian Post iPost ^ | January 26, 2013 | James R. Aist
    Anti-gay: a misleading charge used by gay activists to attach a negative label to anything a born-again Christian says that opposes the “gay agenda.” We are anti-sin (of all kinds) and pro-people (of all kinds). It is a blessing to be called “anti-gay” by a gay activist. Bigot: a born-again Christian who steadfastly refuses to deny anything that the Bible says about homosexuality. It is a blessing to be called a “bigot” by a gay activist.
  • Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio’s wife Chirlane McCray, a former lesbian, opens up

    11/08/2013 6:25:50 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies
    nydailynews ^ | 5/9/2013 | Kristen A. Lee
    Bill de Blasio’s wife opened up about falling in love with a man after years of identifying as a lesbian and their life as a “very conventional, unconventional couple” in a candid interview released Thursday. Chirlane McCray, 58, said her relationship with de Blasio was made possible “by putting aside the assumptions I had about the form and package my love would come in.” The interview, with Essence magazine, comes 34 years after McCray penned a groundbreaking 1979 essay for Essence entitled, “I Am a Lesbian,” about coming out as a gay black woman. A dozen years later, in 1991,...
  • Group of Christian leaders step forward to tell of battles with same-sex attraction

    09/03/2013 7:48:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | 03Sept13 | Peter Saunders
    After Steve Chalke and Rob Bell joined the ‘Accepting Evangelicals’ Group in affirming faithful same-sex erotic relationships earlier this year a new group of ‘post-gay’ evangelical Christian leaders has emerged. Their testimonies are clear, powerful, hugely encouraging and most welcome at a time when many young evangelicals are genuinely confused about the issue. These are men in pastoral ministry who admit to feelings of same sex attraction but who also see the Bible’s prohibitions on same-sex relationships as non-negotiable. The core of this new group, recently interviewed by Christianity magazine, are Sam Alberry, a church leader in Maidenhead, Sean Doherty,...
  • Successful Therapy and Counseling for Dissatisfied Homosexuals

    08/31/2013 9:39:42 AM PDT · by James R. Aist · 18 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 30, 2013 | James R. Aist
    A spontaneous shift in sexual orientation from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual is by far the most common change that occurs in sexual orientation. Numerous studies have shown that both religiously and secularly mediated change in sexual orientation occurs in highly motivated, dissatisfied homosexuals at a rate that is at least comparable to the success rates generally achieved by therapists and counselors for other behavioral problems. And many studies have found that, for the most part, these are long-range, stable shifts in sexual orientation.
  • Ex-Gay Community Lobbies Congress for Recognition, Protection From Discrimination

    07/31/2013 12:41:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/31/2013 | Melissa Barnhart
    Members of the ex-gay community will be on Capitol Hill Wednesday to lobby their congressional representatives for recognition of former homosexuals and federal protection from discrimination. Christopher Doyle, the president and co-founder of Voice of the Voiceless (VoV), the only anti-defamation league for former homosexuals and people who have unwanted same-sex attraction, told The Christian Post on Tuesday that the organization is demanding that every state recognize former homosexuals as a protected class. Doyle and VoV will also hold a rally and press conference at the Supreme Court Wednesday afternoon. "We want federal protection just as gays are given," Doyle...
  • Dr. Phil's Intolerance for the Ex-Gay Community

    05/02/2013 7:26:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/30/2013 | By Christopher Doyle
    On April 1, 2013 Dr. Phil aired a show titled: "Shocking Mom Revelations." As a part of this episode, he interviewed a mother whose daughter identified as a lesbian. During the episode, the mother shared about her disapproval of her daughter's "lifestyle choice" and expressed a desire for her daughter to see a counselor to get help in exploring her same-sex attraction. In shockingly un-therapeutic fashion, Dr. Phil flat-out shut the mother's opinion down, along with her Christian values, in favor for the simple explanation that "this is who her daughter is" and she should just accept it. Below is...
  • Is John Paulk ready to renounce his ex-gay gospel?

    04/18/2013 3:59:32 PM PDT · by oohebo · 27 replies
    Proud Queer Monthly ^ | April 18, 2013 | Byron Beck
    “Until recently, I have struggled all my life in feeling unloved and unaccepted,” Paulk said. “I have been on a journey during the last few years in trying to understand God, myself, and how I can best relate to others. During this journey I have made many mistakes and I have hurt many people including people who are close to me. I have also found a large number of people who accept me for who I am regardless of my past, any labels, or what I do.” Paulk continued, “I no longer support the ex-gay movement or efforts to attempt...
  • The Ex-Gay Problem: You Can Never Leave?

    02/27/2013 11:06:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/27/2013 | Christopher Doyle
    "You Can Check-Out Anytime You Like, But You Can Never Leave." So says the Eagles' song Hotel California . Ironically, this memorable phrase in that 1976 classic hit has lasting implications for all those wishing to leave the gay life. I am careful to say "life" and not "lifestyle" so not to offend any gay and lesbian reading this who may be quick to cast me as a homophobe or hate-monger. The truth is no one simply chooses to have same-sex attractions (SSA). These feelings are the result of many factors, mostly environmental and familial, mixed-in with one genetic factor,...
  • ‘Ex-Gay’ Men Fight Back Against View That Homosexuality Can’t Be Changed

    11/03/2012 2:16:25 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 31, 2012 | ERIK ECKHOLM
    ‘Ex-Gay’ Men Fight Back Against View That Homosexuality Can’t Be Changed By ERIK ECKHOLM LOS ANGELES — For most of his life, Blake Smith said, “every inch of my body craved male sexual contact.” Mr. Smith, 58, who says he believes homosexual behavior is wrong on religious grounds, tried to tough it out. He spent 17 years in a doomed marriage while battling his urges all day, he said, and dreaming about them all night. But in recent years, as he probed his childhood in counseling and at men’s weekend retreats with names like People Can Change and Journey Into...
  • California Weighs Bill To Ban Gay Teen 'Conversion' Therapy [Help Defeat Pervert state Sen. Lieu!]

    05/09/2012 8:20:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 09, 2012 | James Eng
    California Weighs Bill To Ban Gay Teen 'Conversion' Therapy California may ban a controversial therapy designed to convert teens from gay to straight. By James Eng A California lawmaker says he’s optimistic about the prospects of a bill that would make it illegal for therapists in the state to try to “convert” gay youths. Sen. Ted Lieu, a Democrat from Torrance, says so-called “reparative” or “ex-gay” therapy wrongfully treats homosexuality as a disease and can be dangerous to minors. If his bill becomes law, California would become the first state to ban therapy aimed at turning gay and lesbian teens...
  • Dr. Robert Spitzer Renounces Infamous 'Ex-Gay' Study Claiming Some Gays Could...retread troll zot

    04/19/2012 7:21:51 PM PDT · by Only Sane Man · 100 replies | 4/19/12
    <p>In a move that serves as a significant blow to "ex-gay" programs and anti-gay organizations, Dr. Robert Spitzer repudiated his much-criticized 2001 study that claimed some "highly motivated" homosexuals could go from gay to straight. His retraction occurred in an American Prospect magazine article that hit newsstands today. Spitzer's rejection of his own research, which was originally published in the prestigious Archives of Sexual Behavior, is a devastating blow to "ex-gay" organizations because it decisively eliminates their most potent claim that homosexuality can be reversed through therapy and prayer.</p>
  • Not born this way: The facts, plus help available

    06/05/2011 7:48:09 AM PDT · by scripter · 98 replies
    Save California ^ | Various authors
    Without any reputable evidence, the entertainment culture, uneducated media, and sexual activists have seduced today's teenagers, in particular, to believe that people are born homosexual. However, science has found no biological basis for homosexuality, bisexuality, or transsexuality. Study after study has found the “LGBT” lifestyle to be unhealthy, with the highest rate of sexually-transmitted diseases, and higher cancer rates and earlier deaths. While all people are worthy and valuable, the fact is people are not "born this way," as a popular song insists.On this page you will find: 1. The facts on homosexuality2. Resources to overcome homosexual behavior and gender...
  • Father John Harvey, Founding Director of Courage, RIP

    Rev. John F. Harvey, OSFS Reverend John F. Harvey, OSFS, 92, an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales for 73 years, died on Monday, December 27, 2010, at Union Hospital in Elkton, Maryland. Fr. Harvey, son the late Patrick J. and Margaret (Harkins) Harvey was born in Philadelphia in 1918. He attended St. Columba Parish School, and after graduating from Northeast Catholic High School for Boys in 1936, he entered the Oblate Novitiate, making his first profession of vows on September 8, 1937. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 3, 1944 at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and...
  • Tom Brock: Same-sex urges needn't be acted upon

    08/03/2010 8:15:42 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 10 replies · 279+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | Aug 3, 2010 | Tom Brock
    John Townsend, a writer for Lavender magazine, wrote a commentary ("What I wrote in Lavender, and why," July 5) attacking me and the Catholic support group Courage, which I was attending. This is a group for Christian men who struggle to overcome same-sex attraction. Townsend had lied his way into this confidential group in order to attend and expose my presence there. This was done because of my public stance against homosexual behavior and same-sex marriage. It is true that I attended this group. But contrary to what Townsend and the Lavender article strongly implied, I have never engaged in...
  • Ex-Lesbian Janet Boynes Tells Moving Story of Conversion

    07/18/2010 12:30:00 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | Friday July 16, 2010 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Friday July 16, 2010 Ex-Lesbian Janet Boynes Tells Moving Story of Conversion By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman July 16, 2010 ( - Former lesbian Janet Boynes says that her homosexuality began as it does for many women: as a response to sexual and psychological abuse she suffered as a child. She was raised by one of her mother's boyfriends, an alcoholic who abused her mother, who in turn showed Boynes little affection. At 12 she was molested by a relative, then an altar boy at her church.  She began to suffer an aversion to men, and found that her own...
  • Gay Reversal Advocates Say School Libraries Banning Their 'Ex-Gay' Books

    10/23/2009 5:24:35 AM PDT · by GregNH · 7 replies · 448+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/22/2009 | By Diane Macedo
    Visit most public school libraries and you'll find an array of books that address the subject of homosexuality. Many include sexually explicit content, and some even include graphic images. But if you're looking for a book that refers to the possibility that homosexuality can be "reversed," a Chicago-based group says your best bet is the banned books list.
  • Groundbreaking Research on Sexual Orientation Change to Be Presented at APA Convention

    08/12/2009 8:55:35 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 33 replies · 1,258+ views ^ | Aug 2009 | Heather Mascarello
    Toronto, Canada — A chorus of voices in the professional world today proclaims that it is impossible to change sexual orientation, particularly homosexual orientation, and that the attempt to change sexual orientation is harmful. A supposed consensus of science is invoked in support of such claims. For example, for many years the Public Affairs website of the American Psychological Association stated: “Can therapy change sexual orientation? No. . . . [H]omosexuality . . . does not require treatment and is not changeable.”ą Psychologists Stanton L. Jones and Mark A. Yarhouse will announce on August 9, 2009, at the annual convention...
  • San Francisco's gay penguin has a change of heart

    07/19/2009 9:35:18 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 27 replies · 1,552+ views ^ | Jul 19-2009 |
    LOS ANGELES — After six years together, the relationship between a pair of gay male penguins at San Francisco zoo is apparently over, with Harry leaving Pepper for another penguin -- Linda. The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that the relationship between Harry and Pepper, who lived side-by-side, protecting eggs abandoned by other penguins, came to a shocking end when Harry moved into a neighboring nest with recently-widowed Linda. The development has sparked a variety of reactions in the blogosphere, where Linda has been called a "home wrecker" who "lives for her own happiness, no matter who gets hurt." Harrison...
  • Former Homosexual Comments on George Weber Sex-Murder by Young ‘Sadomasochist’

    03/27/2009 10:32:25 AM PDT · by DirtyHarryY2K · 36 replies · 1,811+ views
    Americans for Truth ^ | March 26th, 2009 | Peter LaBarbera
    New York ABC radio reporter George Weber, 47, was murdered by a young, self-described “sadomasochist” with whom he had hooked up for sex on A former homosexual, David, who has become a friend of AFTAH, says hook-ups, anonymous sex and “instant gratification” are “part and parcel of the male homosexual lifestyle.” Folks, the greatest threat of violence to homosexual men comes from … other homosexual men. The stabbing murder of WABC reporter George Weber in New York is a terrible tragedy and yet it is instructive about the perils of promiscuous “gay” life. There is simply nothing that approaches...
  • The Ex-Gay Story In The Pop Music World

    03/11/2009 10:50:30 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 17 replies · 854+ views
    NARTH ^ | 9 March 2009 | Roberto Marchesin
    Italy's "Festival di San Remo," the most important musical happening in my country which is seen on T.V. by millions of Italians, became the unlikely platform this year for a powerful ex-gay testimony. The singer, Giuseppe Povia, winner of the festival in 2006, presented a song entitled, "Luca Era Gay" (Luca was once gay) -- SEE VIDEO HERE. The title of his song, implying that some gays can change to heterosexuality, was sufficient to destabilize the Italian gay movement. Gay activists threatened to block the festival, and Europarlimentary member Vittorio Agnoletto asked for a European resolution to stop Povia from...
  • Obama’s Gospel Tour:Ex-gay Donnie McClurkin to tour with Barack Obama

    10/21/2007 4:37:06 AM PDT · by bahblahbah · 12 replies · 400+ views
    NYTimes - The Caucus ^ | October 19, 2007 | Sarah Wheaton
    As religious conservatives gather in Washington this weekend for the “Values Voters Summit,” Senator Barack Obama’s campaign announced its latest effort to attract people of faith to the campaign: a gospel concert tour. All three of the dates of the “Embrace the Change” tour are in South Carolina, where Mr. Obama is locked in battle with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for black voters. Gospel acts including Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin and Hezekiah Walker, Byron Cage and the Mighty Clouds of Joy are scheduled to appear. “This is another example of how Barack Obama is defying conventional wisdom about how politics...
  • Skepticism Over Validity of Ex-Gay Story Prompts 'Confessions' (Glatze is Mormon)

    07/11/2007 11:38:32 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 6 replies · 769+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | July 10 2007 | Lillian Kwon
    A former gay rights activist's "coming out" story about his path to becoming straight and his experience of a personal encounter with God has drawn skepticism, prompting the ex-gay to attempt to set the record straight. "[I]t wasn't internal homophobia that caused my so-called 'hatred' of my own homosexuality. It was God," said Michael Glatze, former editor of Young Gay America magazine, who recently announced in a column that he is now a heterosexual. After nearly two decades of identifying himself as gay and leading gay rights activism and Young Gay America magazine, Glatze left all of that and homosexuality...
  • Largest Ex-Gay Group Expanding Reach, Redemptive Message

    05/31/2007 12:14:23 PM PDT · by balch3 · 43 replies · 1,500+ views
    Gospel Herald ^ | May 31, 2007 | Lilian Kwan
    Exodus International, the largest Christian outreach to ex-gays and those dealing with unwanted homosexuality, has entered a new phase of expansion – expanded vision, expanded network and expanded influence. "Exodus is expanding its message to reach more arenas in the public sector," said Randy Thomas, executive vice president of Exodus International. "We're finding that people are wanting our perspectives on a variety of cultural, social as well as spiritual issues." In the past three decades, Exodus has challenged churches and the wider public who respond to homosexuals with ignorance and fear as well as those who uphold homosexuality as a...
  • The Transgender Double Standard

    05/16/2007 1:52:11 PM PDT · by Jose Pen · 14 replies · 1,198+ views ^ | Tuesday, May 15, 2007 | Randy Thomas
    The Transgender Double Standard By Randy Thomas It's always astounded me how willing some in the gay activist community are to celebrate someone surgically altering their body to "become" who they perceive to be internally. Yet when I determine I want to reorient my sexual orientation, which does not require drastic surgery or body altering drugs, according to those same activists, I am the one doing damage to myself and others by simply holding to a particular worldview that brings me contentment and sexual reorientation. The transgendered are applauded for radically altering their bodies while I am scolded for holding...
  • Ex-Gay's file Lawsuit against Virginia School District

    05/07/2007 3:56:25 PM PDT · by Jose Pen · 4 replies · 666+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Mon May 7, 2007 | Jose
    McLEAN, Va. -An organization that provides support for people who renounce their homosexuality is suing a northern Virginia school system for refusing to distribute its fliers to students. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria by Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX), accuses Arlington Public Schools of infringing on its First Amendment rights by arbitrarily refusing to allow distribution of PFOX materials. Fairfax County-based PFOX alleges in the lawsuit that other community outreach groups are routinely allowed to distribute material through the school system, but that Arlington school officials repeatedly ignored PFOX's request for similar access....
  • "I was gay: the priests have recovered to me "

    02/28/2007 8:47:09 AM PST · by dcnd9 · 38 replies · 845+ views
    It can be met in one via of Milan, confused between the crowd of the saturday, to make purchases with the fiancče, careful not to spend too much because it is putting from part the moneies for the wedding. Calm, "normal" as it says of if same, virgolette comprised. Who had known it ten years ago could think is mistaken itself. Instead it is just Luca Di Tolve, in its new life. "That one - he tells - that they are conquered to me after six years of riparativa therapy of the omosessualitŕ: three rosaries to the day, groups of...
  • Ad Company Rejects Billboard Questioning Homosexuality

    02/13/2007 9:13:35 AM PST · by Froufrou · 112 replies · 1,557+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 02/13/07 | Payton Hoegh
    A national communications company refused to display a conservative Christian group's potentially controversial advertisements promoting a conference on sexuality over the weekend. Focus on the Family expressed disappointment at Clear Channel Outdoor's decision to block ads for its international Love Won Out conference in Phoenix, Ariz. The billboard ad was drafted to read, "I questioned homosexuality: Change is Possible, Discover How." Gender issues director at Focus on the Family, Melissa Fryrear, said Monday the advertising company had turned down the business, but as of Monday, its lawyers had not received an explanation for the decision. A Clear Channel Outdoors representative...
  • Homosexual Activists Want to Censor ex-'Gay' Message

    11/16/2006 3:25:20 PM PST · by libertylovinactivist · 21 replies · 712+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 11/16/06 | Jim Brown
    An informational flyer distributed by an ex-"gay" group at a Maryland high school has administrators, faculty, and students who support homosexuality seething. Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) recently passed out the flyer to 3,000 students at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. The handout distributed by the ex-homosexual group states its belief "in unconditional love for family members with same-sex attractions" and its goal of seeking "to eliminate prejudice and discrimination against former homosexuals." PFOX executive director Regina Griggs says those who are raising angry objections to the flyer distribution are demonstrating intolerance.
  • Individuals With Unwanted Same-Sex Attractions Find Help From Ohio Ministry

    07/02/2006 11:36:15 PM PDT · by scripter · 30 replies · 830+ views
    NARTH ^ | June 13, 2006
    A feature published in The Columbus Dispatch (June 11) describes the work of New Pathways Ohio, a ministry affiliated with Exodus International. The head of New Pathways is headed by Elton L. Moose of Springfield, an ex-gay and one of the charter members of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality. Moose was also a participant in Dr. Robert Spitzer's study of individuals who have dealt with their same-sex attractions. Columbus Dispatch reporter Rita Price interviewed three men who attend New Pathways in an effort to deal with their unwanted same-sex attractions. David, who only wanted his first...
  • 'Ex-Gays' Seek a Say in Schools

    05/28/2006 2:23:19 PM PDT · by DBeers · 131 replies · 1,767+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 28, 2006 | Stephanie Simon
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Over the last decade, gay-rights activists have pushed programs to support gay and lesbian students in public schools. Their success is striking: More than 3,000 Gay-Straight Alliance clubs meet across the country. Nearly half a million students take a vow of silence one day each spring in an annual event to support gay rights. California may soon require textbooks to feature the contributions of gays and lesbians throughout history. Critics, mostly on the religious right, view all this as promoting the "homosexual lifestyle." Unable to stop it, they have turned to a new strategy: demanding equal...
  • From gay to God

    04/30/2006 5:01:22 PM PDT · by DBeers · 62 replies · 1,497+ views
    The Nation Newspaper (Barbados) ^ | April 30, 2006 | Melissa Wickham
    From gay to God "I WAS EXCLUSIVELY HOMOSEXUAL; I had never been with a woman." That's part of the riveting testimony of the Reverend Darryl Foster, a board member of Exodus Global Alliance – a Christian organisation made up largely of former-homosexuals who promote the message that "change is possible through the power of Jesus Christ". The Texas, United States, native was one of the featured speakers at the just concluded three-day conference: Sex, Sexuality and Homosexuality: Engaging The Truth hosted by Project PROBE Ministries, at the Sherbourne Conference Centre. Foster, 45, is now a heterosexual who confesses that the...
  • Sexual Orientation Consensus Guidelines Include Ex-gays

    03/30/2006 12:27:50 PM PST · by scripter · 29 replies · 712+ views
    PFOX ^ | March 15, 2006
    WASHINGTON, DC – The First Amendment Center has released the first consensus guidelines to help public schools develop sexual orientation policies. The new guidelines advise school officials to include the viewpoints of all participants in order to develop policies that promote fairness for all. According to Charles Haynes, a primary drafter of the guidelines and Senior Scholar at the First Amendment Center, the ex-gay viewpoint in public schools is protected by the First Amendment and should be heard. Haynes explained that incidents such as the one last year in Montgomery County, Maryland, might have been avoided had guidelines like these...
  • Exodus National Ex-Gay Conference 6/27 to 7/2 2006

    03/26/2006 9:03:30 AM PST · by dcnd9 · 51 replies · 907+ views
  • Cancel "Diversity" Days by asking for ex-gay inclusion

    03/24/2006 4:37:59 AM PST · by PFOX · 24 replies · 835+ views
    Family News in Focus ^ | March 23, 2006 | Kim Trobee
    Family News in Focus March 23, 2006 School Cancels Diversity Day because it was Becoming Too Diverse by Kim Trobee Cancellation came about when ex-gays asked to address students. Today was supposed to be Diversity Day at Viroqua High School in Wisconsin. It was called off, not by angry parents, but by a simple request to allow former homosexuals speak to students along with gay activists. Diversity Day was supposed to represent all races, faiths and ideas but Rena Lindevaldsen with Liberty Counsel says when Christians and ex-gays demanded a voice the district canceled the whole thing. “There’s a bigger...
  • ‘Ex-gay’ Billboard Defaced (man stops having sex with other men - found Jesus Christ)

    02/25/2006 8:31:25 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 29 replies · 13,725+ views
    LaShawn Barber's Corner ^ | Saturday February 25th, 2006 | LaShawn Barber
    Randy Thomas, a former homosexual washed clean by the blood of Christ (!), reports that one of Exodus International’s billboards was defaced in St. Louis, Missouri. Randy is headed that way to attend a conference on Sunday called, Love Won Out. Pray for Randy and others attending the conference, especially those still in the lifestyle and seeking answers. “Ex-gay” folks are getting lots of threats.Related posts: Homosexual “Marriage” And Black VotersHomosexual Lobby Decides A Little Moderation Is In Order Addendum: Read Randy’s testimony.
  • Why I Thank God I Couldn’t Be A Priest

    12/14/2005 12:05:44 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies · 1,067+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | December 14, 2005 | SCOTT McDERMOTT
    The Vatican’s new document on the ordination of homosexuals brings it all back. I sat in the mental hospital for five days, reading Trollope, watching the Nagano Olympics, giving God an earful. Why me, Lord? Why, when all I wanted was to serve God as his priest? My desire for priesthood was born out of gratitude for my deliverance from the homosexual lifestyle and from my history of depression. Since my conversion to the Catholic faith in 1992, I had functioned for five years without anti-depressants, and I thought I had mastered my same-sex attractions sufficiently to manage as a...
  • Becoming out

    11/08/2005 8:34:48 AM PST · by scripter · 21 replies · 1,155+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 8, 2005 | Warren Throckmorton
    Sheryl Swoopes is arguably the finest female basketball player ever. No, check that, actually there is no argument, as a three-time MVP in the Woman's National Basketball Association, and a three-time Olympic gold medalist, she is the best. So when she came out of the closet recently, there was excitement in the gay and lesbian community about a high-profile public figure declaring herself a lesbian. Her story was featured in a recent ESPN magazine article where she said about her sexuality: "I didn't always know I was gay. I honestly didn't. Do I think I was born this way? No....
  • Ex-homosexual to host 'Straight Talk Radio'

    10/26/2005 10:02:42 AM PDT · by scripter · 76 replies · 1,978+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 26, 2005
    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"...
  • Church becomes ground zero for gay-vs.-ex-gay showdown

    09/19/2005 3:44:10 PM PDT · by worldclass · 28 replies · 1,006+ views
    WND ^ | 9/19/2005
    Homosexual protesters picketed in front of a Boston church yesterday just as the morning service was ending, saying they were targeting the congregation because it is hosting a conference about leaving the "gay" lifestyle. According to anti-homosexual group Article 8, about a dozen protesters lined the sidewalk outside Tremont Temple Baptist Church in downtown Boston shortly before noon.
  • Root Causes, Homosexual Consequences

    06/10/2005 4:10:52 PM PDT · by scripter · 68 replies · 10,447+ views
    They say opposites attract.That maxim, in the very simplest of terms, explains much about our former homosexual condition and how we were able to uncover the underlying problems creating it.As long as we felt that men were the opposite from us, while we identified with women as our sisters, we remained attracted to our opposite -- the mysterious, unknown masculine. To us, it often felt like men were the opposite sex, so being sexually attracted to them felt natural. Initially, at least, we didn't feel homosexual so much as we felt genderless and, lacking sufficient maleness within ourselves, attracted to...
  • Hawaii Parents Protest School's Plan to Show Pro-Homosexual Video to Kids

    06/03/2005 3:22:09 PM PDT · by scripter · 45 replies · 909+ views
    AgapePress ^ | June 3, 2005 | Jim Brown
    Today, a high school in Hawaii plans to show students a video that promotes homosexuality as normal and natural, a decision made despite the fact that several parents have raised objections to school administrators over the film's content and message. Officials at King Kekaulike High School on the island of Maui say they intend to show the film It's Elementary as a way to teach tolerance toward homosexuals. However, several parents are opposed to the school's plan to show the film in isolation, saying it not only legitimizes homosexual lifestyles but also denies that ex-homosexuals exist. In addition to proceeding...
  • National PTA shuts out ex-homosexuals

    05/18/2005 10:32:46 PM PDT · by scripter · 38 replies · 1,098+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 19, 2005
    The National Parent-Teacher Association has refused an ex-homosexual group’s request to exhibit at its annual convention while welcoming a pro-homosexual activist organization – even inviting it to present a workshop. Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays had its application to exhibit rejected because it supports former homosexuals. The National PTA, however, sought the attendance of Parents, Families and Friends of Gays, a pro-homosexual advocacy group that promotes in same-sex marriage. With 6 million members, the National PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the United States. One of its purposes is "to be inclusive in its efforts...
  • What Keeps Us Silent?

    04/19/2005 10:20:01 AM PDT · by scripter · 13 replies · 632+ views
    PFOX ^ | April 19, 2004 | Jeff Johnson
    I believe it is imperative that we proclaim the truth of healing from homosexuality in the secular arena. What are some of the reasons we (as ex-gays) remain silent?  For some of us it’s fear. What will they think of me? What if they laugh at my story?  How will the media portray me? What if they don’t believe me?  Am I healed enough?  How will this affect my family? Besides fear, I think a lot of what motivated me was shame. I was ashamed of my brokenness and sin. I’d worked so hard to fit into the church and...
  • Start an ex-gay club at school

    02/16/2005 9:41:27 PM PST · by AgThorn · 3 replies · 536+ views
    PFOX ^ | Wednesday, January 26, 2005 | PFOX program
    Start an ex-gay club at school! - Start an ex-gay club at your school!What is the purpose of an Ex-Gay & Everstraight student Club? The purpose of an ex-gay & everstraight club is to provide a safe environment for all students to discuss alternatives to homosexuality and find ex-gay resources.  Clubs can be started by students who have never been gay (everstraights), ex-gay students, and those struggling with unwanted same sex attraction.  These alternative ex-gay clubs are started at schools (high school or college) which already have a GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) or similar gay affirming club.  These ex-gay clubs...
  • Zoo ditches gay penguin plan

    02/16/2005 6:24:13 AM PST · by Ellesu · 61 replies · 1,121+ views ^ | 02/17/05 | Allan Hall
    A German zoo has abandoned a plan to break up homosexual penguin couples after protests from gay rights groups. The Bremerhaven Zoo in northern Germany had earlier flown in four female Humboldt penguins in an attempt to encourage three all-male couples to reproduce. The zoo originally defended the experiment on the grounds that the birds were an endangered species. But after protests from gay rights groups, director Heike Kueck said the zoo was abandoning the plan. "Everyone can live here as they please," Ms Kueck said. She said it was not her intention, nor was it possible, to separate the...