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Andrew Comiskey: “the real poverty of homosexuality”

April 11, 2014 By: admin Category: Religious Perspective

March 4, 2014

The following excerpts are from the blog “Downward Ascent 1: Blessed Poverty” on Andrew Comiskey’s website: … “Today the real poverty of homosexuality masks itself as a kind of wealth—a boast, a right, a celebration of new civil liberties. The morally homeless have found a home with secular powerbrokers of all types: political, academic, in popular arts. But no amount of human advocacy can remove our shameful nakedness.”

“This Lent, I urge you to go with me to the source of our poverty: the sin and disorder that impacts us all, beginning with our first family. Lent insists that we go back to the secrets and lies between Adam and Eve. Read the rest of this entry →

Joe Dallas remembers a lesson on rebellion, wounds and bondage

April 11, 2014 By: admin Category: Relationship Advice, Religious Perspective

March 3, 2014

The following excerpts are from the blog “A Doll’s Lesson” on Joe Dallas’s website: “Jan Frank, a terrific author, speaker and therapist dealing with women’s issues, made a point decades ago during one of her presentations that I’ve never forgotten. … ‘When someone’s wounded they need healing, when someone’s in rebellion they need to repent, and when they’re bound, they need deliverance. So before advising what action to take, be sure you’re noticed what the need really is!’”

”That stuck with me. To this day, I hear people refer to rebellion as something a person needs to be healed of, or wounds as something someone needs an exorcism for, or bondage as something to repent of. In all these cases, the proposed cure isn’t applicable to the problem. An approach that matches the need is critical, whether we’re dealing with someone we’re ministering to, or dealing with ourselves.” Read the rest of this entry →

Core Issues Trust calls British medical associations’ beliefs “gay science”

April 11, 2014 By: admin Category: Gay Politics, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

March 3, 2014

Following are excerpts of Core Issues Trust response to the “Conversion Therapy Consensus Statement” produced by the UK Council for Psychotherapy: “1. … the document’s main argument is that there is “no good evidence this [type of therapy] works and we believe it has the potential to cause harm.” It implies that this approach is based on religious interpretation rather than science. We note the reference to “no good evidence”. In fact the best study that we have did find good evidence of change in people seeking to reduce or eliminate same-sex attractions (see below). We note too the statement that “we believe it has the potential to cause harm”. This statement is premised on the view that sexual orientation is fixed and unchangeable. They may indeed believe this, but where is the science? Their own flawed claim rebounds against them: there is no good evidence that talking therapies cause harm.” Read the rest of this entry →

Washington Senate action supports a client’s right for change therapy

April 10, 2014 By: admin Category: Gay Politics, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

February 28, 2014

The following excerpts are from the statement “Bad Bills Die” written by Joseph Backholm for the Family Policy Institute: “The Senate Health Care committee failed to vote on two separate bills with significant implications for conscience rights, religious freedom, and parental rights in their last committee meeting before today’s deadline. This signals the likely death for an Abortion Insurance Mandate (HB 2148) as well as a bill to ban Sexual Orientation Change Therapy (HB 2451).” … Read the rest of this entry →

VoV applauds the Washington State Senate

April 10, 2014 By: admin Category: Gay Politics, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

February 28, 2014

The following Voice of the Voiceless statement “Gay Activists lose two states in a row as Washington Senate says ‘No’ to SB 2451” is reprinted in its entirety: Voice of the Voiceless (VoV) just got news that Washington State Senate Bill 2451, which would have banned Sexual Orientation Change Effort (SOCE) therapy for minors, was killed in committee today, making Washington the second state, after Virginia, to say “No” to gay activists who are seeking to take away the rights of clients to pursue therapy for unwanted same-sex attractions (SSA). This victory was achieved, in part, due to some great testimony from VoV Board Members Robin Goodspeed and David Pickup. Read the rest of this entry →

Joe Dallas wrestling with legislation protecting the religious liberty of private businesses

April 10, 2014 By: admin Category: Gay Politics, Religious Perspective

February 27, 2014

The following excerpts are from the blog “Wrestling with Arizona” on Joe Dallas’s website: “I’ve been wrestling with the rightness or wrongness of SB 1062 the controversial bill passed by the Arizona Legislature but vetoed by the state’s Governor Jan Brewer which would have granted private businesses protection if they chose not to offer services that violated their religious beliefs.”

“Usually I find myself firmly on the conservative end of controversies like this, but I’m finding it hard to land foursquare for or against this type of legislation which has been, by the way, considered in Kansas, Tennessee, Idaho, South Dakota, Mississippi, and Utah.” … Read the rest of this entry →

Joe Dallas advises those tempted by porn

March 31, 2014 By: admin Category: Relationship Advice, Religious Perspective

February 24, 2014

If you have a porn habit, Joe Dallas has 5 questions to ask yourself before you indulge the temptation. The following excerpts are two of the five questions Joe listed on his blog “Before You Use:” … “3. How long will you enjoy this time of viewing the porn, in contrast to how long you’ll feel badly about it? Because if the length of time you enjoy is significantly less than the length of time you’ll regret it, isn’t that a rather stupid investment you’re about to make?” …

“5. Are you trying to give yourself something – comfort, relief, distraction – by viewing this porn? Because if you are, is it really so hard finding more legitimate ways to get what you’re looking for?” …

Andrew Comiskey grieves for a gay friend

March 31, 2014 By: admin 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. Read the rest of this entry →

Dennis Jernigan Documentary debut

March 31, 2014 By: admin Category: Documentary News, Ex-gay News

February 21, 2014

The following excerpts are from the press release “New Groundbreaking Ex-Gay Documentary to Premiere …” on the Voice of the Voiceless website: “TULSA, OK - Sing Over Me is a new, one-¬and-¬a-¬half-¬hour documentary about award-¬winning singer and songwriter Dennis Jernigan and his painful journey and battle with same-¬sex attraction while living as a professing Christian. ‘It was a life,’ he says, ‘that was filled with shame.’ Yet, this is not a story against homosexuality. Rather, it is a story of hope, destiny and restoration.”

“To release Fall 2014, by Free Verse Films (Los Angeles, CA), the film will premiere at a special live event on Friday, Feb. 28, 7:00 p.m., at Eastwood Baptist Church; 949 S. 91 E. Ave.; Tulsa,”… Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Philip Sutton concludes opponents have no scientific evidence

March 31, 2014 By: admin Category: Gay Politics, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

February 21, 2014

The following excerpts are from the article “Opponents of therapy for unwanted same-sex attractions have no scientific backing” on the Christian Post website: “A prominent US psychologist says professional bodies and parts of the UK media are attempting to stop mental health professionals offering help to people with unwanted same-sex attraction, based on ideological grounds and without any scientific evidence to support their case.” …

“Dr. Sutton concludes from his analysis that: “In the absence of clear, reliable and valid scientific evidence, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that professional organisations like the American Psychological Association, the UK Association of Christian Counsellors, various state and national government legislatures, and even media such as The Guardian, are working to prevent mental health professionals from offering educational guidance, counselling and therapeutic care for persons with unwanted same-sex attraction and behaviour based on ideological and not scientific or professional grounds.” Read the rest of this entry →