“It Gets Better” is a realistic message for gay and lesbian people living in the western world, where society is increasingly accepting of sexual diversity. But in some non-western parts of the globe, survival as an LGBT person is all but impossible. Wendy Gritter of New Direction, Canada, has filmed a message for those gay, […]
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The Toronto-based ministry New Direction is controversial. As a former Exodus organization that now aspires to “bridge the gap” between Christians and LGBT people, both Christian and non-Christian, it invites suspicion from both sides. On Saturday, I was honoured to be a guest at Relevant Engagement, New Direction’s annual fundraiser. Last year, I joined the […]
Wendy Gritter of Canadian LGBT ministry New Direction urged her fellow Christians to stand against anti-gay bullying in a Palm Sunday message to her church yesterday. Wendy highlighted two recent initiatives against homophobic bullying — Day of Pink and Day of Silence — and then had these words for her congregation: In this time of confession, in […]
Wendy Gritter, of Ontario-based Christian ministry New Direction, tells bullied kids, “It gets better“: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX9wBaGxVtg[/youtube]
Evangelical leader Tony Campolo addressed an audience in Oakville, Ontario, on Saturday, telling them that the “absent father” theory of homosexuality was “the dumbest thing I ever heard.” Citing statistics on single-parent families, he added that, if the theory were true, “Camden, New Jersey, would be the gay capital of the world.” Campolo, a sociologist […]
New Direction, the Ontario-based Christian ministry known to Ex-Gay Watch readers for its 2009 break with Exodus International, will host Relevant Engagement this weekend, with guest speaker Tony Campolo, the evangelical speaker and University of Pennsylvania sociologist. The event will be live-streamed on the official website from 6.30pm onwards on Saturday, October 9. New Direction began in […]
Like many, I accepted the invitation to participate in a blogging experiment started by Wendy Gritter and New Direction, a ministry in Canada and a former member of the Exodus network. The idea, as I understand it, is to elevate the conversation concerning bridge-building between those who are accepting of GLBT people and those who […]
Another major ministry has left the network of Exodus International. New Direction, an Exodus member ministry led by Wendy Gritter in Canada, has just announced on their blog that they will not be renewing their membership. At the same time, we have become uncomfortable with some of the messages expressed in a variety of ways […]
Recently we became aware of Wendy Gritter’s keynote talk (mp3) at the Exodus leadership conference in January. Wendy is the executive director of an Exodus member ministry in Canada called New Direction. While it is what most here would describe as an ex-gay ministry, many things about it are unexpected. For one, you won’t find […]
- 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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