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Christian Post coverage of the Ex-gay Awareness Dinner

December 10, 2013 By: Tom Coy Category: Ex-gay News

October 2, 2013

The following excerpt is from the article “Ex-Gay Awareness Event Gathers Former Homosexuals to Proclaim Sexual Self-Determination Freedom” written by Tyler O’Neil and published on the Christian Post website: “WASHINGTON – Following the June closing of Exodus International, other groups working with persons struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction are taking up the ex-gay banner, including Voice of the Voiceless, which hosted Monday the First Annual Ex-Gay Awareness Dinner and Reception that attracted about 60 Christian leaders and ex-gay individuals.”

“‘When gays come out of the closet they are celebrated in the movies and on TV, when an ex-gay tells his story, he’s mocked, ridiculed, defamed – and ask Trace McNutt, he gets death threats,’ Christopher Doyle, co-founder and president of ex-gay group Voice of the Voiceless, explained. He called for the movement to go on the offensive with the message that people can determine their sexual identity.”

“Doyle emphasized youth outreach, especially to Christians who suffer from same-sex attraction (SSA) but want to still maintain their faith. ‘Somewhere along the journey, they listened to the lie that they had to rid themselves of all homosexual feelings in order to be loved by their church, their community, and an opposite sex partner, so they gave up and went into the gay lifestyle,’ the VoV president explained.”

“’This is a battle of love, ladies and gentlemen,’ Doyle proclaimed. He called for Christians to welcome young people who struggle with SSA, and to bear with them as would parents of teens and twenty-somethings would bear with the struggles of straight youths. Doyle urged Christians ‘not to endorse their behavior, but to see their potential and look beyond the behavior to see into their hearts.'” …