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  • Ex-Gay 'X-Factor' Contestant Faces Backlash for Saying He Found Christ, Left LGBT Lifestyle

    11/02/2018 9:09:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/02/2018 | Samuel Smith
    An ex-gay contestant on the Maltese version of the musical reality series "X Factor" has drawn backlash after he declared on the show that homosexual "love" is "sin" and that he left the lifestyle after he found Christ. Matthew Grech, a singer and vocal coach, appeared on "X Factor Malta" Sunday night. In a video interview segment that played before his performance, Grech declared: "I used to lead a homosexual lifestyle, and then I found God. For a long time, I stopped following my passions to follow Jesus. There can be love between two men and two women, yes —...
  • Ex-gays and ex-trans rally against California’s LGBT therapy ban

    06/15/2018 10:16:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06/15/2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – In an amazing show of force, 30 former gay and transgendered people took to a podium outside the California statehouse to oppose a proposed law banning therapy and printed resources helping those who seek freedom from LGBTQ+ identities and lifestyles. Known as AB2943, the California Assembly Bill would essentially criminalize most if not all faith-based efforts to counsel members of the LGBTQ community. “California legislators have publicly claimed that change is impossible and those people simply don’t exist,” said a press release in advance of the event. “While the state celebrates those who...
  • So. Baptist Resolution Calls on Convention to Reject Gay Therapy Bans, Belief God Makes People Gay

    06/10/2018 10:26:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/09/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    A resolution submitted to the Southern Baptist Convention for its annual meeting in Dallas, Texas, has called on the nation's largest Protestant denomination to reject "homosexual identity politics" and state bans on conversion therapy. Titled "On Ministry and Counseling to Lead People from Homosexuality to Heterosexuality," the resolution, among other things, asks the SBC to "offer loving assistance to people suffering from same-sex attraction, so that they may turn from homosexuality to heterosexuality" and to reject "as heresy any claims that God makes people homosexual." "... the movement against so-called 'conversion therapy' poses an immediate threat to Christian obedience to...
  • Former Gays, Lesbians Blast Calif. for Regarding Them as 'Frauds' With Pending Therapy Ban

    05/22/2018 8:04:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/22/2018 | Brandon Showalter
    Eight former gays and lesbians who are residents of California have released a video resisting pending state legislation banning therapy for individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction, arguing their state government considers them frauds.The video, which was published Saturday by Church United on the video sharing site Vimeo, features eight men and women who once lived and identified as gay or lesbian, some of whom are now in heterosexual marriages and have children."I'm a fraud," the participants say in the video at the beginning.That is how the state of California regards them with their proposed law, AB-2943, that would outlaw goods and...
  • California Wants to Ban Books Written by Ex-Gays

    04/27/2018 9:41:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/27/2018 | Megan Fox
    The California Legislature has proposed banning the sale of books written by ex-gay people and Christians who seek to help others who want to restrain or control their sexuality. Bill AB 2943 would ban the sale of goods and services that encourage one to change his or her sexual orientation or gender expression. That's right, the left is banning books! (Don't hold your breath waiting for the American Library Association to kick up a fuss, though.) National Review reported the details: First,  the bill by its own terms applies to very broad categories of services  and goods. Here’s the key enabling...
  • California Legislators’ Shocking ‘You Must Stay Gay’ Bill

    04/05/2018 7:47:55 AM PDT · by fwdude · 44 replies
    Barbwire ^ | 5 April 2018 | Michael Brown
    In a brazen assault on our most fundamental freedoms, California legislators are considering a bill (AB-2943) that would make it illegal for anyone to receive professional help to resolve unwanted same-sex attractions or gender confusion. This would apply to people of all ages. People of all religious and moral convictions. It is an absolute outrage, and it must be opposed vigorously. For the last few years, a growing number of states and cities have embraced legislation making it illegal for minors struggling with unwanted same-sex attractions or gender confusion to receive professional help, even with the full support of their...
  • 15 Ex-Gays, Lesbians 'Come Out of Homosexuality' in Documentary Film by Christian Ministry

    02/07/2018 9:32:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/07/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Fifteen men and women from around the world who say they are coming out of "homosexual practices" are featured in a documentary film set to be released Thursday by a U.K.-based Christian ministry.Christian Concern said in a statement on Tuesday that "Voices of the Silenced: Experts, Evidences and Ideologies," will be screened in London and features interviews with international experts who support the ex-gay group."'Voices of the Silenced' challenges the closedown on debate about the value of therapeutic support undertaken in ways that are respectful of client goals and individual rights to change," the group said."Exposing the largely unexamined role...
  • I Was Tortured in Gay Conversion Therapy. And It’s Still Legal in 41 States. (NYT alert)

    01/24/2018 10:24:40 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 74 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 24, 2018 | SAM BRINTON
    In the early 2000s, when I was a middle schooler in Florida, I was subjected to a trauma that was meant to erase my existence as a newly out bisexual. My parents were Southern Baptist missionaries who believed the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy could “cure” my sexuality. I sat on a couch over two years and endured emotionally painful sessions with a counselor. I was told that my faith community rejected my sexuality; that I was the abomination we had heard about in Sunday school; that I was the only gay person in the world; that it...
  • Cath Cauc:Former lesbian on why it’s cruel for Church leaders to go soft on same-sex relationships

    11/12/2017 4:19:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 12, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    Robin Teresa Beck, 59, lived through 12 lesbian relationships over the course of 35 years before her dramatic conversion to the Catholic faith and healing from homosexuality, just five years ago. Read LifeSiteNews’ coverage of Robin’s dramatic story here. Read the full interview here. Beck spoke with LifeSiteNews over the phone from her home in Michigan in the Detroit area about everything from the impossibility of creating a healthy gay relationship, to why lesbian relationships can never fulfill the emotional needs of women, to how she believes God looks on people struggling with homosexuality, to how the Church should approach...
  • The conservative conference Trump spoke at today featured an exhibit on gay conversion therapy

    10/14/2017 7:21:01 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 39 replies
    Business Insider UK ^ | 13th October 2017 | Joe Perticone
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump delivered a speech at the Values Voter Summit on Friday, hosted by the far-right Christian organization The Family Research Council. The convention also featured an exhibit on gay conversion therapy, which seeks to navigate homosexuals and their family members from an anti-gay perspective. The Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) organization, which was founded in 1998 "to be an alternative to the misinformed gay family groups which insist that parents can only prove their love for their gay child if they support gay rights and affirm their child's self-proclaimed gay identity," distributed a...
  • Former lesbian explains why she signed the Nashville Statement on gender and sexuality

    09/06/2017 9:44:06 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 30 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 09/04/2017 | Anugrah Kumar
    Speaker and author Rosaria Butterfield, a former lesbian, explained why she signed the Nashville Statement, which was released by a broad coalition of Christian leaders, including J. I. Packer and Francis Chan, articulating God's design for human identity as male and female. "I stand with biblical orthodoxy, which is inseparable from God's creation mandate and definition of gendered personhood found in Genesis 1:27," Butterfield wrote in an article for the website of The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, as a reason for signing the statement. "I signed the Nashville Statement because my conscience compels me so, because the promises...
  • Good Morning Britain faces angry backlash for giving platform to 'gay cure' advocate

    09/05/2017 3:58:53 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 7 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 5th September 2017 | Jonathan Mitchell
    ITV show Good Morning Britain has faced an angry backlash for giving a platform to an advocate of "gay cure" therapy. Dr Mike Davidson, who claims he was “cured” of homosexuality through prayer, took part in a heated argument with presenter Piers Morgan on the programme on Tuesday morning. While Morgan openly challenged Dr Davidson on the programme, many viewers vented their anger that the controversial doctor was even featured. Viewers on social media slammed his outing as “irresponsible”, while LGBT rights charity Stonewall said his appearance was "dangerous” as it gives "validity to the debate". Labour MP Wes Streeting...
  • US top court rejects 'gay conversion' therapy ban challenge

    05/01/2017 9:52:31 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 5/1/17 | REUTERS
    May 1 - The US Supreme Court on Monday left intact California's ban on "gay conversion" therapy aimed at turning youths under age 18 away from homosexuality, rejecting a Christian minister's challenge to the law asserting it violates religious rights. The justices, turning away a challenge to the 2012 law for the second time in three years, let stand a lower court's ruling that it was constitutional and neither impinged upon free exercise of religion nor impacted the activities of clergy members.
  • Democrats introduce bill to ban pastors from ministering to homosexuals

    04/27/2017 1:39:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Despite the way it's being reported . . . This story is a good example of how politicians use phrasing to disguise what they’re really doing, and the media play along because they support the obfuscation agenda. In some cases it’s because the media really are that dumb and gullible, but the gullibility usually stems from their natural trust of Democrats - so it all comes back to the fact that they share the same agenda. You’ve heard about something called “gay conversion therapy,” which sounds like some nonsense procedure in which a “therapist” of questionable credibility tries to work...
  • Supremes face bombshell: Law censoring Christian counselors

    01/13/2017 11:20:16 AM PST · by amorphous · 45 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 13 Jan 2017 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Supreme Court has been handed a bombshell: An appeal of a lower-court ruling that banned Christian counselors from talking with teens about the biblical standard for sexuality. The case challenges laws that force licensed counselors to affirm homosexuality, prohibiting them from helping clients overcome same-sex attractions. Such laws have been adopted in New Jersey, where a biased judge used it to shut down a Christian ministry, and in California and other states. The case already was presented to the Supreme Court several years ago, but it did not get a ruling. Now a new appeal has been submitted...
  • Gays Can Be Reformed, Just Like Arsonists, Trump’s New Domestic Policy Adviser Has Said

    11/19/2016 11:20:21 AM PST · by Steelfish · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 19, 2016 | Amy Ellis Nutt
    Gays Can Be Reformed, Just Like Arsonists, Trump’s New Domestic Policy Adviser Has Said By Amy Ellis Nutt November 19 Ken Blackwell, tapped last week by President-elect Donald Trump to head domestic policy during the businessman's transition to the White House, has made anti-LGBT statements for years. Among them: Homosexuality is a sin, and gay people, just like petty thieves and fire-setters, can be rehabilitated. The Ohio politician has long endorsed a controversial mental health practice known as conversion therapy or reparative therapy. The goal is to cure a person of his or her homosexuality, and in the case of...
  • Ex-Gays Prove Change is Possible' Billboards Sparks Controversy in Texas

    09/20/2016 9:28:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    CNS News ^ | 09/20/2016 | Melanie Hunter
    It’s not clear what happened in the last few fateful moments but some facts are undisputed. Crutcher was unarmed, Tulsa’s police chief admitted yesterday, and had no weapon in his car. He had his hands up as he walked slowly away from the police and towards his SUV with an officer, Betty Shelby, trailing behind him. As he reached the driver-side door, Shelby and another officer stopped a few feet behind the SUV and trained their pistols on him. They were joined by two more cops. Then things took a turn: At some point in the next few moments,...
  • From Lesbianism to Follower Of Christ: An Interview With Emily Thomes

    07/11/2016 6:03:05 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 50 replies
    July 4, 2016 | David Qaoud
    I read about 100 articles a month, and my favorite piece last month was Girl in The Picture, by Emily Thomes. Originally posted on The Gospel Coalition, Thomes shares her inspiring story of lesbianism to follower of Christ. Today, Thomes stops by the site to share more of her story and give advice to Christians ministering to those who identify as LGBT. You can read the full interview below. Emily, thank you for taking time to stop by the site. I’ll start broadly. Tell us a little about your life before God saved you. Before God saved me, I was...
  • NY Bishops Won't Oppose Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy

    02/17/2016 5:25:56 PM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 2/12/16 | Christine Niles
    NEW YORK (ChurchMilitant.com) - The bishops of New York have no plans to oppose state measures against gay conversion therapy. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in a February 6 press release he would ban counseling for minors to help get rid of unwanted same-sex desires, which he called "a hateful and fundamentally flawed practice." "New York has been at the forefront of acceptance and equality for the LGBT community for decades," Cuomo said, "and today we are continuing that legacy and leading by example." "We will not allow the misguided and the intolerant to punish LGBT young people for simply being...
  • New York moves to stop gay conversion therapy for youths

    02/06/2016 1:48:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 6, 2016 4:34 PM EST | Jennifer Peltz
    New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, joining a number of states that have acted against what's known as gay conversion therapy. The Democratic governor's move, announced Saturday, comes as gay rights advocates have campaigned state by state with mixed results to try to ban a practice that major mental health organizations have repudiated. Using executive power in a state where legislative bids to ban the therapy have stalled, Cuomo announced planned regulations that would bar insurance coverage for the therapy for minors and prohibit mental...