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Ex-gay describes the psychological mechanics of same-sex attraction

May 26, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: Homosexuality Causation, testimony

April 4, 2014

The following excerpts are from the article “Knowing How the Fairy Tale Ends” by Don D. on the Jonah website: … “One of the things same-sex attracted (SSA) men have suppressed and buried in shadow is parts of their own masculinity. Because much of what I’m in love with is a projection of my own masculinity that I have buried at an inaccessible depth, much of my passion is really about a desire to reclaim not the other man’s masculinity but my own hidden masculinity that I have projected onto another man. I have heard homosexuality described as an attempt to cannibalize the masculinity of the other man through sex. What is really going on is an attempt to heal the schism within myself, to reconcile myself with myself and reincorporate back into my personality those parts of me I rejected at a very young age out of an existential fear of annihilation from parental rejection.” (more…)

Powerful and informative personal testimony

May 26, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: testimony

March 28, 2014

The following excerpts are from the article “Why Does the World Not Want to Face the Pain of Child Abuse and SSA?” by John Stephen W. on the JONAH website: … “My personal testimony below will show how inappropriate it is to box someone like myself into a gay identity, after all, change of sexual orientation is entirely possible and I am living proof of that fact.”

“I experienced what is called ‘unwanted same sex sexual attraction’ (SSA) at the age of 10, when puberty began for me. Given the fact that I was sexually abused by my Father prior to that time, it is revealing that my first wet dream and several others thereafter were of my Father. His sexual abuse began at about age 3 (possibly earlier) and continued until I was 7 1/2 years old. (more…)

Ban will lead to suicides

May 26, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: Gay Politics, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts, testimony

March 28, 2014

The following excerpts are from the article … “Take Away Hope and You Kill a Child: Illinois Advances Hope Killing Legislation” by Chuck Peters on the Voice of the Voiceless website: “Lesbian Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy [Illinois] is the sponsor of the ill-conceived ‘Youth Mental Health Protection Act’. This bill does nothing to protect the mental health of any child except to tell a minor child if you have a homosexual thought or feeling, you need to collapse that into your identity, grab your rainbow flag, and live the rest of your life as a homosexual.”

“Essentially, this bill is another form of child abuse at the hands of the militant gay activists like Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy. If this bill would have been a law when I was a child I would not be writing this article today. (more…)

Susan’s journey in and out of a transgender identity

May 18, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: Religious Perspective, testimony

March 27, 2014

The following excerpts are from the testimony “My Journey In and Out of Transexuality Through Christ” by Susan on the PFOX website: … “The road to Wholeness in Christ means a break from the flight from pain. When we receive Christ we are broken vessels. As we continue to grow in Him, He takes these broken pieces and makes an object for His pleasure as He heals the pieces. In order to create the object the pieces have to be moved — they have to submit to the Potter even if it means they go through the fire again. Most importantly they don’t react in the same way they did before. As we desire the Lord to set us free we must realize that whatever coping mechanisms we used for our suffering must be submitted to Christ. Continuous surrender. Wholeness in Christ means to give God the final say. He is the only One who can be our all in all.”

“This began the journey of discovering the lies I believed about myself, lies I believed about others, the damaging effect of labels, (more…)

Retrieving our Son from Homosexuality – Part I

April 25, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: Relationship Advice, testimony

March 15, 2014

The Winter 2014 PFOX newsletter has the first part of a testimony by Steve and Janice Graham. “When Steve and Janice’s son confessed his struggles with homosexuality and internet pornography, they rallied around him with love, and found him the help he was seeking.” Regina Griggs of PFOX hopes the story of these two parents and their son will “offer you a ray of hope and the strength to persevere through your challenges.”

Robert Gollwitzer urges Christians to refrain from the love/hate cliché

April 25, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: Religious Perspective, testimony

March 11, 2014

The following excerpts are from the blog “Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin” on the Homosexuals Anonymous website: … “We are supposed to love the sinner, but hate sin (i.e. what he/she does or fantasizes about). At first glance this sounds perfectly right. And yet I’ve come to really dislike that statement and I ask my brothers and sisters to refrain from using such commonplaces, especially when it comes to people with same-sex attractions. And this for the following reasons:” …

“3. … Throughout my whole “gay” time (which was many, many years!) I had the feeling that this is not only how I am, but most of all who I am. This is my identity – (more…)

Andrew Comiskey grieves for a gay friend

March 31, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: Religious Perspective, testimony

February 24, 2014

The following excerpts are from the blog “Friend John” on Andrew Comiskey’s website: … “You could say the ‘gay self’ and its addictions were John’s way of easing pain and navigating desire. That ‘self’ thickened and became prickly as years passed. He became more remote. Phone calls consisted of his rambling monologues that resisted real conversation. Possessing the frustration level of a child, John could not say he was sorry.”

“I saw John a few years back and could see the shadow of death on him. I asked him of faith: he admitted he had started going to a Catholic Church but said ‘he believed none of it.’ Just like him: never admit the need for common grace.”

“We lost track of John until we discovered a couple months ago that he had been hospitalized, was belligerent, and soon discharged. We flew to San Francisco where we found him living in near squalor. Suffering softened him a bit; his ‘bad boy’ bluff was fading. (more…)

Joe Dallas talks about his thorn of depression

March 25, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: testimony

February 20, 2014

The following excerpt is from the blog “The Dark Plunge” on Joe Dallas’s website: “No one knows for certain what Paul’s thorn was, but I know mine. I’ve got a handful, actually, but depression is one of the strongest, most stubborn and noticeable thorns I’m stuck with.”

“I’ve wrestled with it since I was a teenager. I mean real depression, mind you, not the occasional ‘blues’, moodiness, or sadness we all experience from time to time. Depression is to a blue mood what a migraine is to a headache, which is to say there’s no comparison.” …
(Read the rest on Joe Dallas’s website)

Robin Goodspeed’s letter to Glenn Beck

March 25, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: testimony

February 19, 2014

The following excerpts are from the article “An open letter to Glenn Beck …” on the Voice of the Voiceless website: … “I am an Ex Homosexual, Ex Lesbian, Ex Queer, Ex Gay who is extremely grateful to Glenn Beck for inspiring me to leave homosexuality. I lived my entire adult life as an out, active, atheist lesbian. My personal redemption story began in 2009. In a dark, empty movie theatre on the west coast, I watched Glenn Beck act out his autobiographical ‘The Christmas Sweater.’ In the depths of his alcoholism, drug addiction, depression, and suicide, Beck had a dream in which Jesus Christ appeared to him, forgave him, and freed him from addiction and suicide. This was before he chose to become a Mormon. I knew in that instant that if Jesus Christ could free Glenn Beck from alcoholism, drug addiction, and suicide, Jesus Christ could deliver me from homosexuality. I asked Jesus to come into my heart and forgive me and He did. I was freed immediately from any and all desire or temptation to continue in the homosexual life and filled with a passion to tell the truth about homosexuality.” (more…)

Michael Glatze’s message to the gay activists who criticize his sexual orientation change

January 18, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: Ex-gay News, testimony

December 6, 2013

The following excerpt is from the letter “To hateful ‘gays’: Please respect my choices” written by Michael Glatze and published on World Net Daily: (Historical note: Michael Glatze was the founding editor of Young Gay America magazine.) … “We are not a couple of people who are interested, per se, in being political pawns. I have never called myself an “ex-gay,” though other people have called me that. But, then again, people have called me a lot of things, on account of the fact that I left homosexuality a few years back and decided that I felt more comfortable living heterosexually. This came about as direction from God and has been the best choice God ever made in my life – continuing to bear fruit to this day! Over the past several years, I have written extensively about this decision, the ramifications of it and the various things I have learned along the way – to anyone interested. One is not required to read what I have to say.

For those who have an interest in reading what I have to say, I have a few more things to communicate here. (more…)