The decision of the Boy Scouts of America to stop ostracizing and defaming gay Scouts has drawn support from a broad spectrum of scouting supporters, including the conservative National Catholic Commission on Scouting. Mormons, Methodists, the National Jewish Committee on Scouting, the United Church of Christ, the Episcopal Church, and the Unitarian Universalist Association also have […]
Tagged: Robert Gagnon
Robert A.J. Gagnon, board member of the ex-gay Restored Hope Network, initiated a Facebook conversation last night that was supposed to be about Setting Captives Free, a mobile-phone app that promises to cure people of “habitual sin” as defined by the Christian Right — chief among those sins, so-called “bondage from homosexuality.” (Curiously, the app […]
Good As You blogger Jeremy Hooper was copied on correspondence from a listserv of socially conservative activists last week — correspondence that reveals less-than-healing and far-from-gracious opinions of Restored Hope Network board member Robert Gagnon. It is worth reminding readers that RHN is, according to its own mission, supposed to share God’s love and heal […]
Former Exodus International VP Jeff Buchanan has revealed more of why he stepped down from the post. While the organization said nothing about his reasons, Buchanan posted to Facebook to confirm he resigned because of his disagreement with Exodus’s new message: For those of you who may not be aware, Angela and I have recently […]
The Restored Hope Network released its official doctrinal statement Tuesday. The first tenet of belief is a fairly direct response to Exodus International’s recent claims that being gay does not exclude a person from heaven: 1. Sexual purity is a life-and-death matter. Sexual holiness for Christians matters to such an extent that a sexually immoral life […]
Little information has yet been made public about Restored Hope Network, the new ex-gay organization that seems designed as an alternative to Exodus International. We do know that its founders include two of Exodus’s most outspoken critics, Robert Gagnon and Andy Comiskey, who have recently taken Exodus President Alan Chambers to task for both his […]
In the first definite sign of an organized Exodus International splinter group, former Exodus affliate First Stone Ministries is advertising a conference of the “Restored Hope Network.” The event, from September 21 to 22, features outspoken Exodus critics Robert J Gagnon and Andy Comiskey, as well as Love in Action founder Frank Worthen. The conference […]
Andrew Marin has provoked fellow evangelical Professor Robert Gagnon to fury after Gagnon published a 24-page debunking of Marin’s book Love Is an Orientation. Gagnon is perhaps the most prolific biblical scholar supporting the traditional reading of the Bible on the subject of homosexuality. For years, he has happily propped up the anti-gay and ex-gay movements […]
PFOX stands for ‘Parents and Friends of Ex-gays and Gays’–despite the fact that the organization is not run by ex-gays, and repeatedly and openly expresses a vituperative disdain for all things gay. One of their more outlandish claims is that there are twice as many “ex-gays” as there are gays. In census terms, that’s about […]
- 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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