Corrected to reflect Nick Cavnar’s biographical details. Truth Wins Out launched today with a press event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Here are Ex-Gay Watch photographs of the event, along with links to other web pages about each individual. Truth Wins Out executive director Wayne Besen later released a statement describing the […]
(Sorry for the delay in posting this. Better late than never….) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 1, 2006 BROAD COALITION COUNTERS DAMAGING RHETORIC OF “CONVERSION THERAPY” CONFERENCE IN SILVER SPRING Clergy, Mental Health Professionals, and Youth Advocates Declare Focus on the Family’s “Love Won Out” Conference Dangerous and Spiritually Disenfranchising to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and […]
A couple of hours ago I caught a portion of a TV commercial run by the Arlington Assembly of God. It’s not clear to me whether it was one of the same ads that the church ran last year. In it, a woman identified herself by first (I think it was Kelly or Kelli) and […]
August has been evangelism season for Stephen Bennett Ministries: In 2003, he took a group to Provincetown and met with resistance from gays, some of whom were former ex-gays. 2004, the year Stephen named gay relationships a putrid stench in [God’s] nostrils, brought scaled-up goals — a $50K campaign to bring hundreds into P-Town, later […]
Warren Throckmorton has just published a preliminary document developed by himself and Mark Yarhouse. Titled Sexual identity therapy: Practice guidelines for managing sexual identity conflicts (100K pdf) Its intended audience is mental health professionals, and at this point the authors are going public with it in order to invite review from their peers. Before going […]
I watched the video of Stephen’s September, 2004 sermon (a link is posted towards the bottom of the SBMinistries home page) and it struck me that he frequently describes himself as a victim of circumstances. Samples which stuck with me:
A post at ex-gay pastor D.L. Foster’s blog, apparently by Nigerian Pastor Kingsley Nwafor (the attribution is implied by a double quote preceding and following 600-some words of the piece) decries gay civil rights in South Africa. He credits gays with “diverting and destroying the purposes and destinies of men and nations.” He takes comfort […]
Andrew Seely ministers to youth at a Presbyterian church in California. His review of Brokeback Mountain was published at RelevantMagazine.com, a Christian publication by and for young adults. Titled “Finding God on Brokeback Mountain,” Seely opens with: Please do not boil this movie down to homosexuality. Please do not pass judgment without even seeing it. […]
The National Public Radio program On Point will discuss Love In Action and “conversion therapy” for a full hour tonight — 7 p.m. Eastern time. On Point’s schedule lists local NPR stations that carry the program, as well as local air times. For those who miss the show: The On Point web site also archives […]
Bose (in collaboration with Mike) here… The Washington Blade has begun a series “examining similarities and differences between the African-American civil rights movement and the gay rights movement.” The first installment is titled Pro-gay blacks a ‘disgrace’ to civil rights movement? Comparing two movements draws ire of some.
- The Fighting Words of Michael Brown January 24, 2008
- Psychiatrists Warn Church of England to Reject Reparative Therapy November 22, 2007
- Wendy Gritter of Exodus Member Ministry New Direction February 25, 2008
- Ex-Gay Therapist James Phelan Removed From Exodus Referral List November 13, 2007
- Exodus International Lays off Staff, Cuts Benefits August 23, 2010
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