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Archive for February, 2014

Joe Dallas on the God’s judgment and our judging others

February 24, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: Relationship Advice, Religious Perspective

January 30, 2014

The following excerpts are from the blog “Judgment Days” on Joe Dallas’s website: “I remember hearing Pastor Chuck Smith, years ago, admit (from the pulpit no less!) ‘You should be glad I wasn’t God yesterday, cause if I was, I’d have sent everyone to hell!’ How I loved it – a great and godly man admitted he had lousy days when he could barely tolerate people. And while that doesn’t give me permission to wish hell on folks, it comforts me to know I’m not alone when I do.” …

“When I devalue someone’s general worth or character because of one sin in their life, I’ve judged them, wrongly and unfairly. (more…)

9th Circuit upholds CA ban on change therapy

February 24, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: Gay Politics, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

January 30, 2014

The following excerpts are from the article “9th Circuit ignores precedent, change-therapy ban stands” by Bob Unruh on World Net Daily: “The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to rehear a challenge to California’s ban on sexual orientation change therapy – but in the course of reaching that conclusion, has backhanded precedent from the U.S. Supreme Court, where is headed next, a minority opinion has concluded.”

“‘May California remove from the First Amendment’s ambit the speech of certain professionals when the state disfavors its content or its purpose? – The Supreme Court has definitely and unquestionably said ‘No.’ It is no longer within our discretion to disagree,’ said the minority opinion from Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain.”

“He was joined by two other judges in the dissent, which said, ‘Legislatures cannot nullify the First Amendment’s protections for speech by playing this labeling game.’” (more…)

Restored Hope Network announces speakers for 2014 conference

February 24, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: Ex-gay News

January 27, 2014

The following press release “Dr. Larry Crabb Keynote at 2014 Restored Hope’s Annual Conference” has been reprinted in its entirety: Portland, Oregon, January 27, 2014: Restored Hope Network is excited to announce the keynote speaker for their June 27th & 28th, 2014 annual conference in Portland, Oregon. As special keynote, Dr. Larry Crabb will be speaking on Saturday, June 28th.

Dr. Crabb is a well-known psychologist, conference and seminar speaker, Bible teacher, popular author, and founder/director of New Way Ministries. Dr. Crabb received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois. (more…)

Andrew Comiskey: Hope for a divided church and broken people

February 24, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: Ex-gay News, Religious Perspective

January 27, 2014

The following excerpt is from the blog “Fractured in the Fight” on Andrew Comiskey’s website: … “As we arrived at the church for the day-long conference, we had to cross a barrier formed by 80 protesters, beautiful and broken self-identified gays and lesbians. I thought: ‘How can we as the people of God offer wholeness to the gender broken when we are so divided towards our fellow Christians?’”

“After our day of joyful testimony and truth, an anti-Catholic congregant texted our host: ‘Tell the Catholic that he brought living water to me today.’ Let it be so, O God. Unite us, one divide at a time. (more…)

PFOX asks “Why is Heterosexuality Being Banned?”

February 24, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: Ex-gay News, Gay Politics

January 22, 2014

The following PFOX commentary is reprinted in its entirety: Normal sexuality – heterosexuality – is not a disease, yet legislation outlawing heterosexual counseling treats it as one. Promoted by the gay lobby, these bills take away the rights of minors to be treated for unwanted same-sex attractions by a licensed therapist. The bills usually cite a select list of mental health organizations to back up their dubious claims, choosing to ignore other organizations that say the contrary. Regardless, no mental health association bans therapy for unwanted same-sex attractions, which is why gay activists turn to politicians to use government force against choice. (more…)

Andrew Comiskey reports on UK persecution

February 19, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: Ex-gay News, Gay Politics

January 20, 2014

The following excerpts are from the blog “Joy Rising” on Andrew Comiskey’s website: … “Soon after I flew to London. There I had the privilege of making known His transforming power to a people living in the shadow of death. A courageous band of Christians is protesting efforts of the government to vilify caregivers offering hope and help to persons seeking to overcome same-sex attraction.”

“I witnessed an outrageous smear campaign at work: powerful, savvy activists have hamstrung politicians throughout the land. One such politician addressed our conference; he had just introduced a bill to their parliament to ban anyone helping persons seeking to overcome homosexuality. His appeal was an empty, illogical string of politically correct fables. Though he knew little to nothing about therapy or gender disorders, he did know something about the gay lobby that monitors such politicians and can make or break one’s reelection. So he railed on about the need to outlaw ‘aggressive, gay conversion therapists.’” (more…)

Christopher Doyle: “the entire mainstream media are really the ones who are unable to think critically on this issue”

February 19, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: Ex-gay News

January 20, 2014

The following excerpts are from the article “Are Anti-Gay Laws Created Because of Anti-Gay Countries?” on the Voice of the Voiceless website: … “I want to be extremely clear that in no way do I condone or encourage the use of punitive measures towards people who are same-sex attracted or identify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). … Gay activists continue to play the victim card around the world, but their story is getting old. However, the media still plays into their narratives. For example, just this week Bill O’Reilly had Juan Williams and another commentator slam Vladimir Putin’s recent comments, telling gays to ‘leave the children in peace’ when athletes come to Sochi for the Olympic games in February.”

“O’Reilly and company joked about how un-evolved and ignorant Putin is when it comes to gay rights while condemning the Russian anti-gay propaganda law, which passed in their legislative body 436-0. But in actuality, O’Reilly and just about the entire mainstream media are really the ones who are unable to think critically on this issue.” (more…)

Christopher Doyle questioned about Nigerian law

February 19, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: Ex-gay News

January 15, 2014

The following quote was in the article “Dozens of Gays Arrested in Nigeria Under Strict New Law” by Jeff Schapiro on the Christian Post website. The article included Christopher Doyle”s comments on Nigeria’s new law against homosexual organizations and gay marriage: “Christopher Doyle, president of Voice of the Voiceless, an advocacy organization that works to support former homosexuals and individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA), said Tuesday that the law is ‘overly punitive’ and could create an environment of fear instead of one where people struggling with SSA can get help.”

“‘In that sense it sort of drives the discourse around this issue underground, and I don’t think that’s a good thing,’ said Doyle.” (more…)

Lesbian professor Camille Paglia states sexual orientation can change

February 19, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: Homosexuality Causation

January 14, 2014

Lesbian feminist and university professor Camille Paglia discussed sexuality on the Dennis Prager show. It is noteworthy from the ex-gay viewpoint, because she reiterated the same facts about the causation of homosexuality as sexual orientation change therapists. She started out the interview by stating “Well, it’s my point of view, sexuality is very fluid. Sexual Orientation can change according to circumstance. It’s an absolute canard, as I said in the Wall Street Journal interview, that you’re born gay. This is, there’s absolutely not a shred of evidence for that.” The Voice of the Voiceless transcribed some of her comments: “Every single gay person I know has some sort of drama going on, back in childhood. Something was happening that we’re not allowed to ask about anymore (more…)

Core Issues Trust responds to UK Christian Counsellors rejection of clients with unwanted SSA

February 19, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: Gay Politics, Religious Perspective, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

January 10, 2014

The following excerpts are from the Core Issues Trust “Response to Association of Christian Counsellors Statement to its Membership: 10 January 2014:” … “‘One of the most important aspects in counselling is client autonomy. Any client seeking counselling has the right to indicate their goals and aspirations within counselling and to be respected for that choice. If a client seeks to explore change to their lifestyle or behaviour then using the core conditions the counsellor needs to respect that desire and work with them to their benefit. For the counsellor to reject this out of hand implies that they are seeking to impose their own agenda on the client and this is unethical.” (Association of Christian Counsellors, December 2012)”

“In January 2014 the ACC statement to its members now claims that supporting such an autonomous client’s goals to reduce or eliminate homosexual practice and/or feelings, is unethical. (more…)