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Andrew Comiskey – Transformation through Christ includes overcoming homosexuality

January 12, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: Religious Perspective, testimony

November 20, 2013

The following excerpt is from the blog “Mercy 15: Mercy for Transformation” on Andrew Comiskey’s website: … “The body of Christ has bought the lie that Jesus cannot touch homosexuality! He may well have destroyed death, stormed the gates of hell to get us out of there, and rose again in order to raise us up into newness of life, but homosexuality? His transforming grace does not suffice! If the Church is the witness of Jesus, then that is precisely what we hear: stammering little nothings that basically convey ‘you’re born that way, sorry. Jesus suffered and so must you…’”

“I do not hope in an arbitrary blast of Pentecost or a therapeutic technique that only a few can access. Nor do I define transformation as a seamless shift from gay to straight desires. I am referring to what Jesus actually did for us. His life of obedience resulting in crucifixion and resurrection opened for all the horizon of what it means to be human: authentically, dynamically, passionately human.” (more…)

PFOX report on the First Ex-Gay Dinner and Awards Banquet

December 18, 2013 By: Tom Coy Category: Ex-gay News, testimony

October 15, 2013

Following is the unabridged report “First Ex-Gay Dinner Celebrated” written by Regina Griggs and copied from the PFOX website: Douglas McIntyre of Homosexuals Anonymous spoke about how far the ex-gay community has come — “Having lunch on Capitol Hill today with many individuals that have shared the same experiences as I, reminded me that we’ve come a long way. When I was boy, not only was I unable to tell anyone what I was going through [experiencing unwanted homosexual feelings] but there was no place to go. No safe group or organization helping people like me. Today, I’m surrounded by friends . . . it’s a day to celebrate what God has done,” said McIntyre.

Greg Quinlan of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX) spoke about ex-gay awareness — “I speak out about my experiences because of what I’ve seen. When I was in the gay lifestyle, I buried 100 of my gay friends who died of AIDS before I stopped counting. (more…)

World Net Daily reports on Dennis Jernigan’s ex-gay anthem

December 16, 2013 By: Tom Coy Category: Ex-gay News, Religious Perspective, testimony

October 12, 2013

The following excerpts are from the article “Listen to the New Ex-Gay Anthem” on the World Net Daily website: “A new video performed by singer-songwriter Dennis Jernigan has been picked as the anthem for ‘Ex-Gay Awareness Month,’ … In a testimony accompanying the video, he explains, ‘It is true. I once identified as homosexual. Through an encounter with Jesus Christ, I was given a brand new identity. I am tired of feeling like I have to be quiet about it in today’s culture. My story is my story … and the more I share it, the more I find a great number of men and women who once thought they were homosexual as well. It is time to rise up and declare who and Whose we are…’”

Former lesbian tells her story

December 16, 2013 By: Tom Coy Category: Religious Perspective, testimony

October 2013

The following excerpts are from the article “Leaving My Lesbian Past” written by Charlene E. Hios and published on the Christianity Today website: “… The folks at CPBC [College Park Baptist Church] never initiated the discussion of homosexuality. It was always me who wanted to discuss it. They were more interested in my personal walk with God and my relationship with Jesus. Though they were concerned about my homosexuality, they explained that God would be the one to work on my homosexuality and my belief that God made me that way.”

“… They were the people who talked to me about homosexuality by taking me deeper into the Word of God. They knew they could not argue me out of my homosexuality. The first matter at hand was to introduce me to Jesus Christ, to the Word of God, not to introduce me to heterosexuality. Though I did not realize it at the time, I was in a huge spiritual battle that went on for at least a year, if not longer.” (more…)

YouTube video of Ex-Gay Pride demonstration at the Supreme Court

December 08, 2013 By: Tom Coy Category: Ex-gay News, testimony

September 25, 2013

The speakers at the 2013 Ex-Gay Pride demonstration are now on YouTube. Christopher Doyle, ex-gay and Director of Voice of the Voiceless was the emcee at the event. The speakers in order of their appearance were Doug McIntyre – ex-gay and founder of Homosexual Anonymous and Acceptance Fellowship Ministries, Jack Ames – founder and director of Defend Life in Maryland, Rev. Grace Harley – ex-transgender, Chuck Peters – ex-gay and director of an organization that practices sexual orientation change efforts in California, Robin Goodspeed – ex-lesbian from Wyoming, and Richard Cohen – ex-gay and founder of the International Healing Foundation. A question and answer period followed the speakers presentations.

“RAD Report” website created to refute statement that ex-gays do not exist

September 28, 2013 By: Tom Coy Category: Ex-gay News, testimony

August 25, 2013

A new website “RAD report” has been created to refute an anti-ex-gay activist’s statement that ex-gays are as rare as dodo birds. RAD stands for “rare as dodos.” The website lets ex-gays post videos of their testimony. The anti-ex-gay activist, Wayne Besen, who continually has propagated the lie that ex-gays do not really exist is aware of the site, but unrepentant of his statement.

World New Group coverage of D.C. mayor’s discrimination against Donnie McClurkin

September 23, 2013 By: Tom Coy Category: Ex-gay News, Gay Politics, testimony

August 12, 2013

The following excerpts are from Angela Loo’s article “Ex-gay gospel singer banned from King commemoration” on “Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray uninvited Grammy-winning gospel singer Donnie McClurkin to a concert commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington Saturday because of his testimony about walking away from homosexuality.”

“‘There should be freedom of speech as long as it’s done in love,’ McClurkin said in an online video to his fans. ‘It’s bullying, it’s discrimination, it’s intolerance, and it’s depriving someone of their civil rights to be told they cannot come to an event and by coming it would cause a disruption.’” (more…)

D.L. Foster cites similarities between the arguments of gay activists and nineteenth century slave owners

August 23, 2013 By: Tom Coy Category: Religious Perspective, testimony

July 22, 2013

The following excerpt is from the D.L. Foster’s article “Narrative of an American EXhomosexual” on the Gay Christian Movement Watch website: “… Slave owners cited ‘science and research’ as a legitimate reason to deny slaves freedom. They produced numerous self serving ‘studies’ (written by proslavery professionals) to proof text their wicked ideology.”

“If you’ve noticed, gay activists religiously cite the American Psychological Association’s no change doctrine as irreversible proof that no homosexual can change. If they do, it’s theorized, such a person will be emotionally damaged even to the point of suicide. Or you will also hear this: ‘you can change your behavior, but you can’t change your orientation’. These ridiculous assertions have become the basis of passing unjust laws and prohibiting counselors from helping people who want to escape the gay life plantation. So why not just tell blacks gays that change is impossible so they can life a happy life as a slave?” (more…)

Floyd Godfrey’s testimony published on People Can Change

August 23, 2013 By: Tom Coy Category: Homosexuality Causation, Religious Perspective, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts, testimony

July21, 2013

Following is an excerpt from Floyd Godfrey’s testimony on the People Can Change website: “I learned [at an Evergreen conference in Salt Lake City] that I hadn’t been able to pray away my homosexual attractions because they were not, at their roots, a spiritual problem. The unwanted attractions were symptoms of emotional problems that I needed to resolve, not be relieved of. I hadn’t been able to force opposite-sex attractions because my more basic, core need for male identity and masculine affirmation had not yet been met adequately. Until I felt fully masculine, I would never feel “man enough” for a woman.”

Former lesbian argues that the ex-gay movement has not weakened

August 20, 2013 By: Tom Coy Category: Ex-gay News, Religious Perspective, testimony

July 16, 2103

The following excerpt is from the article “Ex-Gay Movement, Alive, Strong, and Moving Forward!” by Linda Jernigan on the Illinois Family Institute website: “It is the opinion of some that the ex-gay movement is dead or near death following the cowardly retreat of Exodus International. I am here to declare emphatically that nothing could be further from the truth. Ex-homosexuals are more focused and more determined than ever to ensure our message is transmitted globally to the ears and hearts of homosexuals everywhere.” (more…)