On an episode of the 700 Club, a mother called in to ask how to handle having a gay son. Host Pat Robertson responded by declaring that “most” homosexuals are now same-sex attracted because of a previous abusive relationship, and that they are all on the path to hell. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3ibU4wUpCk[/youtube] Transcription of the clip, courtesy […]
Ex-gay group Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality (JONAH), despite their heavy involvement with Christian organizations, claim to be a viable alternative for Jews who see conflict between their sexual orientation and the Torah. They claim to take a Torah guided approach to the matter, and have several articles on their site to support this […]
Mike Airhart made a great point in the comments of the article about Dr. Austin. XGW did not decide Austin was guilty; a Texas jury did… David Roberts made another interesting observation. I continue to be amazed at the Svengali like ability Mr. Austin seems to have over some people. As a former client, I […]
I’ve been encouraged to share personal narratives about what I’ve learned from ex-gay therapy/ministry. While I’ve never experienced being ex-gay personally, my unique perspective affords me a great deal of “inside” anecdotal information that could be valuable to folks on any side of the issues surrounding ex-gay therapy/ministry. I hope that folks who read XGW […]
To the young people who all too-often desperately stumble upon our website; Like us, you have no desire to attempt to “change” your sexual orientation. I trust you’re enjoying spending time with your family over the holidays and applaud you for coming out over Thanksgiving and opening up a previously unshared part of yourself with […]
During the past few election cycles there has been much discussion about the lives of gay individuals and couples. And sadly some of this has come from those who are voices in the ex-gay movement. In efforts to advance partisan political goals, some ministry leaders have made claims about “change” and about “the homosexual lifestyle” […]
From Pastor Brenda: God’s love and favor depends on my behavior. All ministers are people of God and can be trusted. Material blessings are a sign of spiritual strength. I can work my way to heaven. Problems in my life are a result of some kind of sin. If it’s not in the Bible it […]
On September 15, a young man named Kyle Rice wrote a “first person” article in the Advocate titled I Hate Being Gay. Kyle described how unhappy he was with an orientation that was not compatible with his religion and how he’s exploring an ex-gay ministry. The Advocate kindly let me respond.
The effort by Peter LaBarbera and the Family Research Council to lock HIV-positive gay travelers out of the United States reminds me of a Christian song. In 1985, conservative Christian contemporary singer Steve Taylor released a song called Lifeboat (lyrics). The song is about a teacher, Mrs. Aryan, who offers her very young and impressionable […]
In response to some advice that I posted for an exgay reader, another reader recently wrote to ask whether I am exgay, and if so, how did I break free of homosexual desires. Here’s my response (slightly edited). I’m not ex-gay 🙂 … your second question is kinda broad, and requires a bit of examination: […]
- 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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