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  • 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 “Mother Teresa” of Ex-gay Ministry

    10/18/2007 8:41:41 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 29 replies · 387+ views
    Crossministry.org ^ | Tim Wilkins
    Frank Worthen was ex-gay when ex-gay wasn’t cool! Perhaps no testimony of freedom from homosexuality has been more widely circulated and read than Frank Worthen’s. He is now 78 years young. This article, op-ed, column – call it what you like - will not likely be published in many places or read by many people, but it commands to be written. “Different” When Frank was 13, (1942) his pastor told him “Frank, you are a homosexual." Though Frank knew he was “different” from other children, he didn’t know what homosexuality was. “I'd been called different before!” Frank had become a...
  • Homo No Mo’? A report from the June 10 Love Won Out conference.

    06/15/2006 9:26:03 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 100 replies · 1,711+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 15, 2006 | Eve Tushnet
    Eve Tushnet Although evangelical “ex-gay” ministries began in the 1970s, recently they’ve started to come under the public eye. Ex-gay groups have turned up on TV shows like Malcolm in the Middle and Veronica Mars (not to mention the painfully funny satire But I’m a Cheerleader!), and subway ads with cute young adults proclaiming that they “questioned homosexuality” or “chose to change” appear every couple of years in the D.C. area. Last summer, a Tennessee ex-gay program run by the group Love in Action gained (or suffered) national prominence when one 16-year-old posted on his MySpace blog about his unhappiness...
  • Ex-gays promote the straight life

    02/26/2006 5:41:59 AM PST · by Joe Republc · 47 replies · 1,206+ views
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ^ | 02/26/2006 | Kim Bell
    MANCHESTER — A traveling conference advocating the heterosexual lifestyle came to the suburbs of west St. Louis County on Saturday. As gay-rights groups staged a peaceful protest outside the First Evangelical Free Church, conventioneers spent the day inside, mostly listening to speakers who say they were previously gay. Parents of gay and lesbian children got advice and could speak to counselors about what to do, short of accepting their child's behavior. "We suggest you decline an invitation to a civil commitment ceremony," Melissa Fryrear told a group of parents. Some busily took notes; a few others wiped away tears. "So...
  • ‘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.
  • Preparing for the ex-gays

    11/02/2005 4:12:38 PM PST · by darkangel82 · 8 replies · 409+ views
    baywindows.com ^ | October 27 | Ethan Jacobs
    Protestors have been a fixture from day one for Love Won Out, a traveling ex-gay conference that touches down in Boston Oct. 29. Most of the previous 34 Love Won Out conferences have been targeted by LGBT activists, but when the ex-gay confab comes to Boston it will be the first time the event has been confronted by an anti-war protest. Mark Snyder, founder of QueerToday.com, a left-wing LGBT youth activist group, is organizing what will likely be the largest group of protestors of Love Won Out. He said QueerToday.com has signed on to take part in the anti-war march...
  • Homosexual activists terrorize Boston church during ex-Gay conference while police watch.

    11/02/2005 2:37:03 PM PST · by tuesday afternoon · 70 replies · 1,914+ views
    Article 8 Alliance ^ | Article 8 Alliance
    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS (OCTOBER 29, 2005) As hundreds of people from across Massachusetts and other states came to the Tremont Temple Baptist Church to attend a widely acclaimed conference on recovering from homosexuality through a relationship with God, angry and enraged homosexual activists converged outside to intimidate and terrorize them. The all-day conference, titled "Love Won Out" featured renowned lecturers, many of whom had left the homosexual lifestyle and are now married or in heterosexual relationships. Major themes included theology and relationships with God, as well as practical information for those struggling with homosexuality or who know people who are in...
  • Ex-Gay Conference Meets with Massive Protest

    11/01/2005 1:36:30 PM PST · by NYer · 78 replies · 1,874+ views
    Citizen Link ^ | October 31, 2005 | Stuart Shepard
    Homosexual activists and anti-war protesters join forces against a Boston Love Won Out event, completely mischaracterizing the message being presented inside. More than 1,000 gay activists and protesters jammed the street in front of the historic Tremont Temple Baptist Church on Saturday, shouting "Get the f--- out of Boston!" during Focus on the Family's Love Won Out conference. More than 1,000 anti-war protesters joined a demonstration against Focus on the Family's Love Won Out conference in Boston on Saturday. It was the largest demonstration since the event—which relates the truth that homosexuality is preventable and treatable—began eight years ago....
  • Liberal Intolerance & The Freedom to Choose ( The Continuing Attack On Ex-Gays)

    09/23/2005 12:13:07 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 39 replies · 1,067+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 9/23/2005 | Caleb Price
    Liberal intolerance & the freedom to choose ------------------------------------------------------- Posted: September 23, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Caleb Price © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com As recently reported on WorldNetDaily, the ongoing controversy surrounding Focus on the Family's upcoming Love Won Out conference on Oct. 29 in Boston reveals the hypocrisy of liberals who call for "tolerance" and unquestioned acceptance of "diversity" yet attempt to stifle all opposing views to their politically correct, pro-gay agenda. As a result, another liberal mantra – the freedom to choose – is denied to those seeking to walk out of unwanted homosexuality. Apparently, in today's America, you can...
  • Mom ties church "untruths" to lesbian daughter's death

    07/13/2005 11:20:50 AM PDT · by phoenix_004 · 161 replies · 3,709+ views
    seattletimes ^ | Lornet Turnbull
    The mother of a 29-year-old lesbian who committed suicide nearly a decade ago told a gathering of gays and their friends and family members yesterday that her daughter died because of the "untruths taught by the church." A few of the 75 of so people gathered at Newport Presbyterian Church in Bellevue wiped away tears as Mary Lou Wallner talked about Anna's death in 1997, about the guilt she felt and how the circumstances have changed her life. Wallner, who lives just outside Little Rock, Ark., explained she was raised in a conservative Christian home, and that was how she...
  • Church conference embraces gays

    07/09/2005 1:16:08 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 10 replies · 572+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 7/9/05 | Mike Lewis
    Mary Lou Wallner acknowledges that some people consider her strong. After all, she broke with her own fundamentalist upbringing and her church's doctrine in the months following her lesbian daughter's suicide. But Wallner knows the limits of her fortitude. She reached it while standing outside the recent "Love Won Out" conference in Bothell, sponsored by the group Focus on the Family. While she was happy to offer attendees alternative ideas about the nature of homosexuality -- that Christian-based therapy won't "cure" it -- she said she simply couldn't walk inside and listen to a message that she once held as...
  • Former Homosexual Testifies for U.S. Congress

    01/30/2004 10:15:52 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 20 replies · 210+ views
    Former Homosexual Testifies for U.S. Congress 1/30/04 12:29:00 PM To: National Desk Contact: Regina Griggs of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays, 703-360-2225 or ex-gays@earthlink.net, Web: http://www.pfox.org WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) congratulates Mike Haley, a former homosexual and Manager of Gender Issues at Focus on the Family (Focus), on his testimony before a congressional subcommittee addressing faith-based organizations. Haley coordinates Love Won Out conferences, which present information on the causes and prevention of homosexuality and are sponsored by Focus, a non- profit Christian organization. Love Won Out travels...
  • FOTF Event Heads to Nashville; Conf Brings Hope for Those Struggling with Unwanted Homosexuality

    01/22/2004 12:26:29 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 119+ views
    Focus on the Family Event Heads to Nashville; Conference Brings Hope for Those Struggling with Unwanted Homosexuality 1/22/04 2:42:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: City and State desks, Assignment Editor Contact: David Gasak of Focus on the Family, 719-548-4570, 719-964-6834 (cell), culturalissues@family.org; http://www.family.org COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 22 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Focus on the Family is coming to Nashville, and bringing with it a message of hope -- that for those struggling with unwanted homosexuality, change is possible. The pro-family organization brings its 25th national Love Won Out conference to Nashville's Two Rivers Baptist Church on Feb. 7 amid opposition from...
  • Focus on the Family Wins Appeal in Censorship Case-Bus Company Must Defend Refusal of Ads

    09/15/2003 12:08:00 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 226+ views
    Focus on the Family Wins Appeal in Censorship Case; Federal Court Rules Fla. Bus Company Must Defend Its Refusal of Love Won Out Ads 9/15/03 1:47:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk Contact: David Gasak of Focus on the Family, 719-548-4570, 719-649-7568 (cell), or culturalissues@family.org COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 15 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Focus on the Family will get another day in court in its censorship case against a Florida bus company that refused to post advertisements for the ministry's Love Won Out conference, thanks to a federal appeals court ruling issued Friday. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...
  • Christian group lawsuit revived by appeals court

    09/13/2003 5:13:21 AM PDT · by MikeJ75 · 2 replies · 178+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 13, 2003 | Vickie Chachere
    A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family against a public bus system that refused an advertisement for an anti-homosexuality conference. In a decision from the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Miami, made public Friday, the court ruled a federal judge in Tampa erred when he threw out the group's 2001 lawsuit against the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. The appeals court said Focus on the Family can pursue its claim of First Amendment violations. The bus system had refused to allow the group to advertise its "Love Won Out"...