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  • Ex-Gay Ministry Harassed by Homosexual Activists at Fair

    09/02/2007 8:09:16 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 9 replies · 679+ views
    Citizen Link ^ | 8-30-2007
    Ex-Gay Ministry Harassed by Homosexual Activists at Fair Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) got an earful of "tolerance" at the Arlington County Fair in Virginia last week. They were faced with a barrage of verbal abuse, and one man was reportedly assaulted by a gay activist. “They accused this young man of hiding his feelings," PFOX Executive Director Regina Griggs explained. "They walked by him and hit him in the back — attacked him.” PFOX set up a display to offer hope to people dealing with unwanted same-sex attractions, but two gay activists objected to the message...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • More Than One Way Out

    10/01/2004 5:34:58 PM PDT · by scripter · 6 replies · 541+ views
    Grove City College ^ | September 30, 2004 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    Reaction to the gay coming out of New Jersey Governor James McGreevey has ranged from viewing his actions as heroic to hypocritical to irrelevant. Some have focused on the aftermath of his deceptions and coming out on his wife and children. These are natural reflections. It continues to be a surreal scene in my memory seeing the soon-to-be former chief executive declaring his sexuality in nationalistic terms—"I am a gay American"—along with his wife, the mother of their two year-old. However, in all of the opining, I cannot recall a commentator reflecting insightfully on any other option available to the...
  • The Seeds That Grew

    09/28/2004 7:50:28 AM PDT · by scripter · 18 replies · 751+ views
    Exodus International ^ | Melissa Fryrear
    I am the second and last child my parents adopted, in 1966. I grew up in an upper middle-class subdivision in the east end of Louisville attending church. Trinity Presbyterian was less than two miles from our house. I was dedicated there as a baby, went to Vacation Bible School in the summers, played the hand bells in the children’s choir, and took my first communion when I was twelve. Although I had attended church all of my life, I had not yet accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. Church seemed like something we did because “it...
  • I Do Exist! -- New Video Focuses on Ex-Homosexuals' Stories

    09/04/2004 10:13:36 PM PDT · by scripter · 20 replies · 2,049+ views
    American Family Association ^ | September 3, 2004 | Ed Vitagliano
    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...
  • Homosexuals are Excluding Themselves from Marriage, Family

    08/15/2004 10:57:24 PM PDT · by scripter · 29 replies · 587+ views
    CNSNews ^ | Patrick Goodenough
    Homosexuals and lesbians charge that laws seeking to ban same-sex "marriage" and adoption are discriminatory, but they are themselves responsible for their exclusion from marriage and family, according to an Australian medical ethics campaigner. "By its very nature, homosexuality has excluded itself," Dr. David van Gend told a national marriage forum in Canberra this week. "It has stepped outside the circle of life -- the timeless, endless natural circle of male and female, parent and offspring." Lesbians and homosexuals could, however, "rejoin the circle of life," he said, pointing to "the growing number of ex-gays." Van Gend, a physician in...
  • Changing minds

    08/03/2004 5:48:23 PM PDT · by scripter · 62 replies · 1,496+ views
    NARTH ^ | July 27, 2004 | George Archibald
    Former homosexuals who had renounced same-sex relations were called "offensive" by delegates to this month's annual convention of the 2.7-million-member National Education Association (NEA). "I'm really offended that you're even here," a delegate wearing the rainbow emblem of the NEA Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Caucus told a supporter of the new NEA Ex-Gay Educators Caucus. The Ex-Gay Educators Caucus distributed literature explaining that scientific research shows that homosexuality is not "a fixed, inborn trait." Other opponents of the Ex-Gay Educators Caucus, whose exhibit was permitted for the first time at this year's union gathering at the D.C. Convention Center, also...