The Associated Baptist Press reports that both those who favor and those who doubt reorientation effectivity are skeptical about Ted Haggard’s newfound heterosexuality. On the pro side, Randy Thomas echoed Alan Chambers’ word on CNN. “To be honest, I’m not aware of the specifics of what Mr. Haggard went through. But in my own personal [...]
PageOneQ has the response of Mike Jones, the escort who exposed mega-church pastor Ted Haggard’s same-sex philandering. Jones responds to two claims made by Rev. Tim Ralph, a member of Haggard’s restoration team. Ralph claimed, “He is completely heterosexual. It was the acting-out situations where things took place. It wasn’t a constant thing.” In response [...]
I missed Tuesday’s episode of Boston Legal about a man suing to recover moneys spent in failed reorientation efforts. But AfterElton has comments here …in the episode, a judge (Henry Gibson, he of Laugh-In fame) secures the assistance of the firm in order to sue a “faith-based treatment center” that promised to cure him of [...]
Newsweek interviewed actor Chad Allen about Save Me, his movie about one gay man’s experience with an ex-gay ministry. Your character in “Save Me” struggles to reconcile his Christian beliefs with his homosexual desires. Which parts of that struggle ring true to you? Pretty much all of it. It wasn’t like I set out to [...]
From the Orlando Sentinel: Alan Chambers will discuss “the topic of change in homosexuality, faith and the ex-gay movement.” Cooper’s program airs at 10 on CNN. One topic: The suggestion that the Rev. Ted Haggard, former president of the National Association of Evangelicals, is “completely heterosexual” after attending an Exodus program. That’s the first I’ve [...]
Geico, an insurance company, has an advertising campaign that is not only memorable but tells an important message. The tag line is “Geico.com. So easy even a caveman can do it”.Several commercials follow the efforts of cavemen to educate and enlighten the ad executives as to the offensive nature of the ads. The execs refuse [...]
Charles Alexander at Between the Lines brings us news of an organzation that can help your pet fight its unwanted same-sex attraction. Think your own Christian pet might be gay? Don’t panic. It’s just a phase. For a chuckle you might check it out. Warning. Article involves mockery.
As we previously discussed, Conservative Jewish synagogues may now decide to accept gay rabbis and officiate at same-sex blessings if they so choose. As reported in JTA, the Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary commissioned a survey to see how Conservatives were feeling about the new rules. Roughly two-thirds of Conservative rabbis and cantors said [...]
The San Jose Mercury News tells us of the intense pressures put on young gay Chinese Like many gay men in China, 22-year-old Chen Lei enjoys the newfound liberties of urban life. But he says he cannot fight his destiny: to marry a woman for whom he feels no attraction.For economic, social and cultural reasons, [...]
Some stories need to be told. One such story is the short life of Anthony Castro. As first reported by Outsports, Castro’s courage and determination was tragically cut short by an auto accident on January 21. Yet his impact on his community and the perceptions others may have will live on. From an ESPN article: [...]
- 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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