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  • What About Ex-Gays? Does their existence prove that it's impossible to change sexual orientation?

    10/01/2014 8:46:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/01/2014 | Michael Brown
    While speaking in Singapore at a seminar sponsored by Focus on the Family, I was asked the question: What about ex-ex-gays? Does their existence prove that it is really impossible for people to change their sexual orientation? This past July, Time magazine ran a story entitled, "9 Ex-Leaders of the Gay Conversion Therapy Movement Apologize." The article stated that, "Former members of organizations that advocated therapy to 'cure' homosexuality have joined LGBT groups in rejecting the concept." Last year, John Paulk, formerly a very prominent ex-gay married to his ex-gay wife Anne, went back to his gay lifestyle after 15...
  • Gay, Christian and … celibate: The changing face of the homosexuality debate

    08/05/2014 7:44:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 08/04/2014 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    When Julie Rodgers came out as a lesbian at age 17, her mom responded by taking her to an ex-gay ministry in Dallas. Rodgers had grown up in a nondenominational evangelical church where she assumed being gay wasn’t an option. “With ex-gay ministries, it gave me the space to be honest about my sexuality,” said Rodgers, now 28. Yet that same honesty eventually led her away from ex-gay ministries. Rodgers spent several years in Exodus, the now-defunct ex-gay ministry, before deciding she couldn’t become straight after trying to date men. Instead, she has chosen celibacy. When Exodus shut down in...
  • How Can Chirlane McCray de Blasio be a ‘Former’ Lesbian?

    06/16/2014 2:00:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Conservative Read ^ | 12/28/2013 | Gary DeMar
    NY Magazine is reporting that “Before she was married to New York City public advocate and Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, Chirlane McCray was a lesbian. “ How is this possible? “Once gay, always gay.” Isn’t this what we’ve always heard? “I was born that way. . . Homosexuality is not a choice. . . You didn’t choose to be heterosexual. I didn’t choose to be homosexual.” The claims go on and on. Gm When someone leaves the same-sex lifestyle, the homosexual community goes into recovery mode: “The person’s in denial.” Is Mrs. De Blasio in denial? The homosexual...
  • Ex-Gay Ministry Billboard for Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction Stirs Controversy in LGBT Community

    02/20/2014 2:36:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/20/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    A billboard posted by a Kentucky-based ministry that seeks to treat individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction has garnered controversy for its message. Abba's Delight recently posted the billboard in Louisville, which features a sunny sky and the phrase "Not everyone who is gay is happy. You have options." The billboard has garnered its share of criticism from LGBT groups and individuals who take issue with the organization's view on homosexuality. Daniel Mingo, executive director of Abba's Delight, told The Christian Post that plans for the billboard went back to "the fall of 2013," when "the ministry board discussed the possibility...
  • Conversion Therapy Law Threatens Christians: We're one step closer to mirroring Saudi Arabia

    08/30/2013 5:54:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/30/2013 | Fay Voshell
    When Chris Christie signed a law against conversion therapy directed at counseling teens experiencing homoerotic feelings, he probably didn't think he had just put New Jersey on a path similar to countries like Saudi Arabia, which forbids conversion from the prevailing Muslim faith. But forbidding efforts to convert is essentially what the governor did. He expressly forbade conversion from the prevailing progressive religion, whose chief doctrine is that sexual behavior, including the homoerotic behavior of some children, is a sacred, infallible, and therefore unchangeable indicator of what human identity entails. He forbade moral suasion. He forbade attempts to persuade young...
  • Successful Therapy and Counseling for Dissatisfied Homosexuals

    08/31/2013 9:39:42 AM PDT · by James R. Aist · 18 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 30, 2013 | James R. Aist
    A spontaneous shift in sexual orientation from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual is by far the most common change that occurs in sexual orientation. Numerous studies have shown that both religiously and secularly mediated change in sexual orientation occurs in highly motivated, dissatisfied homosexuals at a rate that is at least comparable to the success rates generally achieved by therapists and counselors for other behavioral problems. And many studies have found that, for the most part, these are long-range, stable shifts in sexual orientation.
  • Court Upholds Ban on Sexual-Orientation Change Therapy

    08/29/2013 6:06:27 PM PDT · by fwdude · 30 replies
    CitizenLink ^ | Bethany Monk
    A federal court today upheld California’s law making it illegal for minors to receive counseling for unwanted same-sex attractions. Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 1172 into law last year. The legislation bans sexual-orientation change effort (SOCE) counseling for anyone under 18. “The minors we represent do not want to act on same-sex attractions,” said Liberty Counsel Chairman Mat Staver. “They are greatly benefiting from this counseling. Their grades have gone up, their self-esteem has improved, and their relationships at home are much improved.” The legal group said it will ask the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the...
  • Group to Sue New Jersey Over Law Banning Gay Conversion Therapy for Minors

    08/20/2013 8:15:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/20/2013 | Michael Gryboski,
    A conservative legal group has stated its intentions to file a lawsuit against New Jersey over a recently signed law banning sexual orientation conversion therapy for minors. Mat Staver, founder and chairman of The Liberty Counsel, confirmed to The Christian Post on Monday his organization's plan to file the suit. "We will be filing suit," said Staver, adding that the suit should be submitted "later this week." On Monday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law A-3371, a bill that would ban the controversial practice of reparative therapy (also called conversion therapy) for minors. A-3371 enjoyed bipartisan support in...
  • Gov. Christie Signs Discrimination Into Law

    08/20/2013 7:54:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/20/2013 | Michael Brown
    Despite his “concerns about [the] government limiting parental choice on the care and treatment of their own children,” Governor Chris Christie signed into law a ban on ex-gay therapy for minors, thereby committing an outrageous act against both the people of New Jersey and his own Catholic faith. Buying into the standard gay activist talking points, Christie explained that “on issues of medical treatment for children we must look to experts in the field to determine the relative risks and rewards,” because of which he felt this government intrusion into doctor-patient relationships was justified. As for Christie’s personal views, he...
  • Christie will sign bill that bans gay conversion therapy

    08/19/2013 5:37:53 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 28 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/19/13 | Aaron Blake
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday will announce that he plans to sign a bill that will ban the practice of trying to convert gay children to a heterosexual lifestyle, according to an aide. Christie’s office had previously made clear that the governor doesn’t believe in gay conversion therapy, but it had not said whether he would sign the bill passed by the legislature. Christie said months ago that, despite his personal opposition, he wasn’t sure whether the government should legislate the therapy. “I still have those concerns,” he plans to say Monday. “Government should tread carefully into...
  • NJ governor to sign ban on gay conversion therapy

    08/19/2013 5:40:23 AM PDT · by celmak · 48 replies
    AP ^ | 08/19/2013 | ANGELA DELLI SANTI
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Christie plans to sign a bill Monday barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight, making New Jersey the second state to ban so-called conversion therapy, along with California.
  • D.C. Mayor axes gospel singer from MLK memorial concert because he is an ‘ex-gay’

    08/13/2013 6:17:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Life Site ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 13, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray admitted Monday that he made the final decision to remove gospel singer Donnie McClurkin from the lineup of performers at a city-sponsored concert held Saturday at the Martin Luther King memorial in respond to complaints by gay activists. McClurkin was to have been a headline performer at the event , called “Reflections on Peace: Ghandi to King,” which marked the beginning of a planned series of events to commemorate King’s life during the run-up to the 50th anniversary of the civil rights leader’s “I Have a Dream” speech. But...
  • DC Cancels Appearance of Gospel Artist due to Views on Homosexuality. Who Will be Next?

    08/13/2013 2:38:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | August 12, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Homosexual activists and advocates often state that they merely want recognition and certain legal rights, and that churches and other objectors to their life style remain free to have their opinions and state them in a free culture. And any expressed fears regarding compulsory recognition or punitive measures directed against objectors are dismissed as fear mongering.Never mind that these fears are based in real experiences in Canada and Europe where clergy have been arrested and fined for presenting the biblical case against homosexuality in the pulpits of their own churches or the pages of their bulletins.In the end we who...
  • Ex-Gay Gospel Singer Removed from MLK Concert

    08/11/2013 3:42:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 71 replies
    AP via Fox ^ | August 11, 2013 | Staff
    Ex-gay gospel singer who says God delivered him from being gay was removed from a concert lineup at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial after a request from Washington's mayor. The Washington Post reports singer Donnie McClurkin was scheduled to perform at the concert Saturday evening to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Several gay rights activities objected to his participation ahead of the event. Doxie McCoy, a spokeswoman for Mayor Vincent Gray, says the Grammy-winning singer decided not perform because the purpose of the event was to bring people together.
  • Ex-Gay Community Lobbies Congress for Recognition, Protection From Discrimination

    07/31/2013 12:41:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/31/2013 | Melissa Barnhart
    Members of the ex-gay community will be on Capitol Hill Wednesday to lobby their congressional representatives for recognition of former homosexuals and federal protection from discrimination. Christopher Doyle, the president and co-founder of Voice of the Voiceless (VoV), the only anti-defamation league for former homosexuals and people who have unwanted same-sex attraction, told The Christian Post on Tuesday that the organization is demanding that every state recognize former homosexuals as a protected class. Doyle and VoV will also hold a rally and press conference at the Supreme Court Wednesday afternoon. "We want federal protection just as gays are given," Doyle...
  • Fear of Violent Attacks Stalls Ex-Gay Pride Event; Previously to Be Held at Family Research Council

    07/16/2013 2:47:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/16/2013 | Melissa Barnhart
    The first-ever "Ex-Gay Pride Month" reception, scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C. on July 31, has been postponed until September following multiple security threats directed toward members of the ex-gay community and the Family Research Council, where a reception celebrating ex-gay leaders and supporters was planned to be held. Christopher Doyle, the co-founder of Voice of the Voiceless (VoV), told The Christian Post on Tuesday that VoV and Equality and Justice for All have decided to continue to hold some Ex-Gay Pride events in the nation's capital at the end of the month, which will be posted on the...
  • What ex-gay men can teach us about marriage

    07/10/2013 2:55:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 07/10/2013 | Sam A. Andreades
    Sam Andreades ministered at a church in New York’s Greenwich Village  for many years and founded G.A.M.E. (Gender Affirming Ministry Endeavor), which serves those with same-sex attraction who want to follow Christ. Andreades has just finished his Doctor of Ministry work at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, and his dissertation, which grew out of his pastoral experience, is titled “Does She Matter? Emotional Intimacy in Marriage in Light of Gender Distinction.” Andreades interviewed Christian husbands with a gay background who are now happily married to women, asking why they prefer “intergendered” to “monogendered” marriage. He learned that gender distinction contributes depth and intimacy to...
  • 'Gay' recovery Group Returns to Bondage: Media cheers after Exodus International disbands

    06/23/2013 1:50:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    WND ^ | 06/23/2013 | Scott Lively
    The headlines in the liberal media are gleefully trumpeting the demise of Exodus International, the leading icon of the ex-”gay” movement. “From ‘pray away the gay’ to acceptance,” chortles the L.A. Times. But this is not really a story about an organization, but only its leader, Alan Chambers, and his unfortunate capitulation to the world. I invite you to join me in prayer for him. Those of us “in the know” have over the past few years watched Alan slowly transform Exodus into his own private fiefdom, while at the same time he slowly gravitated inexorably away from recovery. By...
  • U.S. group that ‘converted’ gays closes its doors and apologizes

    06/20/2013 1:48:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:30pm EDT | Daniel Trotta
    A Christian group that once promoted therapy to encourage gays and lesbians to overcome their sexual preferences has closed its doors and apologized to homosexuals, acknowledging its mission had been hurtful and ignorant. Exodus International billed itself as the oldest and largest Christian ministry dealing with faith and homosexuality, operating since 1976. It announced it would cease operations in a statement on its website on Wednesday. The Irvine, California-based group’s board unanimously voted to close Exodus International and begin a separate ministry, the statement said. …
  • Alan Chambers Apologizes to Gay Community, Exodus International to Shut Down

    06/20/2013 11:59:18 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 27 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 6/20/13 | Melissa Steffan
    UPDATE: Hours after apology, Exodus International announces plans to close and begin a separate ministry. Melissa Steffan Update (June 19): Exodus International announced Wednesday night it will shut down and start a separate ministry for a "new generation." “We’re not negating the ways God used Exodus to positively affect thousands of people, but a new generation of Christians is looking for change – and they want to be heard,” said board member Tony Moore. The announcement came hours after issuing an apology to the gay community. At the time, Exodus leaders had shared little about their next steps, and the...
  • YouTube Star Antoine Dodson Renounces His Homosexuality

    05/20/2013 5:52:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    vibe ^ | 5/6/13
    The flamboyant YouTube star renounced his association to homosexuality and, once again, got in front of the media to discuss "praying the gay" away. Antoine Dodson -- of "hide your kids, hide your wife" fame -- says that he "renounces homosexuality" and now wants a wife to be in his life. Choosing to get back "to who he is," Dodson's many statements painted a confusing picture about his intentions behind his self-discovery. On Facebook, he wrote in full, "I have to renounce myself, I'm no longer into homosexuality. I want a wife and family, I want to multiply and raise...
  • Gay Therapy Ban Proposed in New York

    04/26/2013 3:07:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/26/2013 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A ban on gay therapy in New York has been proposed in a bill introduced on Friday, modeled after the 2012 California law that first banned the service. The bill seeks to ban licensed therapists from helping minors change their sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual. "There are often challenges to any manner of legislation that is protecting of the LGBT community and you can't sit on your hands and wait until things get resolved somewhere else," said Sen. Deborah Glick, a New York Democrat who proposed the bill alongside fellow Democrat Sen. Michael Gianaris. Gay therapy remains a controversial...
  • Resurrected! Longtime Gay Activist Becomes Christian

    03/27/2013 2:45:49 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 6 replies
    Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was...
  • Vermont Court to Sentence Pastor for Helping Virginia Ex-Lesbian, Child Flee Country

    03/04/2013 8:51:42 AM PST · by HokieMom · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | March 4, 2013 | Anugrah Kumar
    A federal court is scheduled on Monday to sentence a Mennonite pastor who was convicted of helping a Lesbian-turned-Christian woman to flee the country with her daughter after her former partner was awarded custody of the girl. Kenneth L. Miller of Stuarts Draft, Va., will appear before Burlington, Vt., Judge William Sessions on Monday afternoon, and faces up to three years in prison, according to The Associated Press. Prosecutors want Miller to be sentenced to two-and-a-half or three years in prison – the maximum sentence for his conviction in abetting international parental kidnapping. "Because of his brazen intervention, a child...
  • Gay men sue conversion therapy counselors

    11/27/2012 8:56:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27, 2012 | Alan Duke
    Before Sheldon Bruck told his orthodox Jewish parents he was gay, the teenager looked for a way out of homosexuality. His search led him to JONAH -- Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing -- which claimed on its website to help people "struggling with unwanted same-sex sexual attractions." JONAH co-director Arthur Goldberg promised Bruck, then 17, that "JONAH could help him change his orientation from gay to straight," according to a consumer fraud lawsuit filed Tuesday against JONAH, Goldberg and a JONAH counselor.
  • Bill banning parents from trying to 'cure' gay kids moves forward

    08/19/2012 1:44:18 PM PDT · by South40 · 51 replies
    MSN.com ^ | August 19, 2012
    A new bill that’s the first of its kind has opinion hotly divided in California, this time over whether parents can be banned from trying to “cure” their gay children. Senate Bill 1172, which would prohibit all “sexual orientation change efforts” for minors, is through the legislature and slated to land on the governor's desk in September.
  • Alan Chambers of Exodus International Revives Debate: Can Gay Christians Go to Heaven?

    07/15/2012 5:46:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/15/2012 | By Lillian Kwon
    Alan Chambers, president of Exodus International, which up until now had supported the so-called gay "cure," isn't fazed by a call from an evangelical scholar for his resignation. In fact, he's heard it many times before. "Someone's always calling for my resignation. It's nothing new," he told The Christian Post on Thursday. "So he can add his voice to the chorus of others whether it's gay activists or now a New Testament professor." But this time, the concern isn't centered so much on the practice of reparative therapy – which aims to change a person's sexual orientation from gay to...
  • US Christian group renounces homosexuailty 'cure' campaign

    07/09/2012 3:21:14 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 21 replies
    Telegraph. ^ | 7/8/12
    A controversial American Christian group has renounced its campaigning position that homosexuality can be "cured" through prayer.
  • Are ex-gays 'really, really disgusting'?

    02/16/2012 12:13:14 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    WND ^ | February 15, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    A spokesman for the school board in Montgomery County, Md., says the slurs against a minority group by the superintendent are not an “issue.” That’s after Supt. Joshua Starr told students that a flyer sent home by an advocacy organization supporting those who have chosen to leave the homosexual lifestyle contained information that was “really, really disgusting.” Officials with Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays had utilized the school district’s services to outside groups that allow them to distribute flyers to students on occasion. Students at a public forum then had asked Starr about the flyers, which provided information...
  • ABC News probes gay 'cure' claims about Bachmann clinic

    07/11/2011 7:49:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 11, 2011 | Maggie Haberman
    The questions about Michele Bachmann's husband's crisis clinic - and reports its services including helping to "cure" homosexuals - went mainstream tonight, with an ABC News story featuring undercover video shot of one of the center's counselors saying it's "possible" to be "totally free" of such feelings. The "World News" report included an interview with a former patient at the clinic, who told the ABC reporter that he'd been sent there when he was 17 years old to try to "change" him. "[One counselor's] path for my therapy would be to read the Bible, pray to God that I would...
  • Ex-gays made huge impression Friday at Maryland "gay marriage" public hearing

    03/04/2011 12:58:30 PM PST · by massmike · 18 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 03/04/2011 | n/a
    The February 25 public hearing on "gay marriage" at the Maryland House committee lasted past 9 pm. and went unbelievably well, especially compared to the Senate hearing, we were told. This time the homosexual side was less represented (maybe because they were over-confident) and the pro-family side came in huge numbers. "It was a great day of a lot of great testimony," one activist told us. "We had very compelling speakers with completely irrefutable arguments." There were many excellent pro-family speakers from across the spectrum -- all races, religions, and occupations. Even a lot of pro-family attorneys spoke. It was...
  • The day I decided to stop being gay

    07/14/2010 9:26:26 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 97 replies
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk ^ | January 18, 2010 | Patrick Muirhead
    A minor incident in a barber’s shop last week has helped me to realise that I may no longer be gay. Not a fully fledged homo, anyway; perhaps not even a part-timer who helps the team out when it’s busy. It appears I may be going straight. I was in Tenterden, the Kentish village where I was brought up and to which I have lately returned, working at a nearby aerodrome as a helicopter pilot. I was waiting my turn for a chatty Latvian to apply the hot towels and razor. A handsome young dad entered with a small, fair-haired...
  • D.C. Mayor pushed into apology for honoring 'ex-gays'

    05/01/2010 4:56:48 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 7 replies · 399+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 1 May 2010 | Drew Zahn
    Mayor pushed into apology for honoring 'ex-gays' First, the mayor of Washington, D.C., honored the executive director of a leading "ex-gay" organization, then, under pressure from homosexual activists, he apologized for issuing the honor. Mafara Hobson, a spokeswoman for D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, explained to the Washington Post that the award was actually a "staff-level error." "We apologize for the error as it runs contrary to the mayor's vision of a more open and inclusive city," Hobson said. "The mayor is proud of his ardent support of the LGBT community."
  • Judge Gives Miller 30 Days to Transfer Daughter to Former Lesbian Lover or Face Arrest

    01/29/2010 11:13:04 AM PST · by GonzoII · 125 replies · 2,250+ views
    Life Site News ^ | RUTLAND, VERMONT, January 28, 2010 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Friday January 29, 2010 Judge Gives Miller 30 Days to Transfer Daughter to Former Lesbian Lover or Face Arrest By Matthew Cullinan HoffmanRUTLAND, VERMONT, January 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Ex-Lesbian Lisa Miller has been given 30 days to transfer custody of her daughter to her former lesbian partner, or possibly face criminal penalties.Although Vermont Judge Richard Cohen has so far refused to issue an arrest warrant for Miller, he has set a deadline of February 23rd for the transfer to take place.If Miller does not appear during that time, Cohen said on January 22, "I will consider all possible...
  • Gay but going Straight?

    01/20/2010 10:06:46 PM PST · by cakid1 · 10 replies · 862+ views
    CBS 47 ^ | 1-20-10 | CAKID
    Patrick Muirhead's story: 'The day I decided to stop being gay..' Muirhead has an interesting article in the Times Online. With the current legal fight over same sex marriage (Prop 8 ) here in California I wonder if there’s something of value in his perspective. Its well written and very thoughtful. Here’s part of what he wrote: “There was a little voice, lost long ago in the drowning din of my homosexuality, that still called quietly; the smothered, smaller voice of a boy who liked girls.”
  • Va. woman fails to give up child to ex-partner

    01/01/2010 2:04:35 PM PST · by Skooz · 143 replies · 3,782+ views
    iWon News ^ | January 1 2010 | BEN NUCKOLS
    A woman at the center of a complex dispute with her former lesbian partner defied a court order to give up custody of her 7-year-old daughter, an attorney said Friday. A Vermont judge had ordered Lisa Miller to turn over daughter Isabella to Janet Jenkins at 1 p.m. Friday at the Falls Church, Va., home of Jenkins' parents. Miller did not show up with the girl, said Sarah Star, Jenkins' Vermont-based attorney. Jenkins has notified Fairfax County, Va., police that Isabella is missing, Star said. "She's very disappointed, obviously," Star said. "She's very concerned about Isabella and asks that if...
  • Where in The World is Lisa Miller and Her Daughter Isabella?

    12/30/2009 5:40:29 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 37 replies · 2,568+ views
    http://abcnews.go.com ^ | Dec 30,2009 | By EMILY FRIEDMAN
    Lisa Miller Is Supposed to Handover Daughter Isabella to her Former Lesbian Partner Janet Jenkins on Friday - ABC News
  • Vt. judge: Birth mom must transfer custody of 7-year-old daughter to former lesbian partner

    12/30/2009 7:39:32 AM PST · by walford · 42 replies · 1,568+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Dec. 30, 2009 | Wilson Ring
    ...Miller and Jenkins were joined in a Vermont civil union in 2000. Isabella was born to Miller through artificial insemination in 2002. The couple broke up in 2003, and Miller moved to Virginia, renounced homosexuality and became an evangelical Christian. Cohen awarded custody of the girl to Jenkins on Nov. 20 after finding Miller in contempt of court for denying Jenkins access to the girl. The judge said the only way to ensure equal access to the child was to switch custody. He also said the benefits to the child of having access to both parents would be worth the...
  • Mom goes missing in custody battle (with court docs)

    12/29/2009 5:24:43 PM PST · by Bodleian_Girl · 56 replies · 2,380+ views
    Times Argus ^ | 12/29/09 | Brent Curtis
    A Rutland Family Court judge has refused to delay an order that transfers custody of a child from a Virginia mother to her former lesbian partner in Fair Haven. But with the whereabouts of Lisa Miller and 7-year-old Isabella Miller presently "unknown," it remains to be seen whether the first of its kind parent custody switch takes place when the court order takes effect on New Year's Day. Miller, who renounced homosexuality, and her former partner Janet Jenkins have been battling over visitation rights since they ended their civil union in Vermont in 2003. After the pair split, Miller returned...
  • Vt. judge: Birth mom must give child to ex-partner

    12/29/2009 1:50:58 PM PST · by madison10 · 41 replies · 2,087+ views
    AP ^ | 12/29/2009 | Wilson Ring
    MONTPELIER, Vt. – The birth mother of a 7-year-old Virginia girl must transfer custody of the child to the woman's former lesbian partner, a Vermont judge ruled, adding that it seems the woman has "disappeared" with her daughter... ..The couple broke up in 2003, and Miller moved to Virginia, renounced homosexuality and became an evangelical Christian...
  • Vt. Judge: Birth Mom Must Give Child To Ex-Partner [Have We Gone Mad?]

    12/29/2009 10:40:34 AM PST · by Steelfish · 201 replies · 4,989+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 29, 2009 | Wilson Ring
    Vt. Judge: Birth Mom Must Give Child To Ex-Partner By WILSON RING Associated Press Writer Dec. 29, 2009 MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The birth mother of a 7-year-old Virginia girl must transfer custody of the child to the woman's former lesbian partner, a Vermont judge has ruled. Vermont Family Court Judge William Cohen ordered Lisa Miller of Winchester, Va., to turn over daughter Isabella to Janet Jenkins of Fair Haven at 1 p.m. Friday at the Virginia home of Jenkins' parents. Miller and Jenkins were joined in a Vermont civil union in 2000. Isabella was born to Miller through artificial insemination...
  • On the sidelines: When a gay activist 'comes out' for Christ, tables turn

    12/27/2009 5:18:25 AM PST · by Zender500 · 7 replies · 1,312+ views
    WORLD ^ | December 19, 2009 | Jamie Dean
    While devoted activists from both sides of the gay marriage debate plot strategy for their next moves, Michael Glatze mostly watches from the sidelines. That's surprising to some: Just four years ago, Glatze was a practicing homosexual, a prominent gay activist, and editor of a national magazine for gay youth. Two years ago, he publicly renounced homosexuality and asserted a belief in Christianity. Glatze soon disappeared from the public eye, resisting a well-worn path: instant hero status for a new cause. In October, he re-emerged, granting a few interviews and writing a column for the conservative site WorldNetDaily about remaining...
  • Interview: Former Gay Youth Leader Re-Emerges to Tell His Dramatic Conversion Story

    11/13/2009 9:06:41 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 801+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | November 11, 2009 | Patrick B. Craine
    Thursday November 12, 2009 Interview: Former Gay Youth Leader Re-Emerges to Tell His Dramatic Conversion Story By Patrick B. CraineNovember 11, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Two years ago Michael Glatze sent shockwaves through the homosexualist establishment when he declared publicly that he had left his life as a prominent homosexual activist, become Christian, and embraced "normal human sexuality."However, after being subjected to intense criticism and ridicule following his conversion, Glatze decided to "go inside," "be silent," and "process" for a time, but now says he feels compelled to share his story anew. In an interview with LifeSiteNews.com (LSN), Glatze said that, far...
  • Gay Reversal Advocates Say School Libraries Banning Their 'Ex-Gay' Books

    10/23/2009 5:24:35 AM PDT · by GregNH · 7 replies · 448+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/22/2009 | By Diane Macedo
    Visit most public school libraries and you'll find an array of books that address the subject of homosexuality. Many include sexually explicit content, and some even include graphic images. But if you're looking for a book that refers to the possibility that homosexuality can be "reversed," a Chicago-based group says your best bet is the banned books list.
  • Gay Reversal Advocates Say School Libraries Banning Their 'Ex-Gay' Books...

    10/22/2009 3:06:04 PM PDT · by TaraP · 20 replies · 856+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 22nd, 2009
    Visit most public school libraries and you'll find an array of books that address the subject of homosexuality. Many include sexually explicit content, and some even include graphic images. But if you're looking for a book that refers to the possibility that homosexuality can be "reversed," a Chicago-based group says your best bet is the banned books list. Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) says there's an entire community of people across the world who say that their sexual orientation changed from gay to straight. But they're not getting their message out, the group says, because libraries across...
  • Appalled by ‘The’ Psychological Association

    09/04/2009 10:11:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 1,489+ views
    nc register ^ | September 4, 2009 | Father Benedict Groeschel
    As a member of the American Psychological Association for 36 years, I am filled with indignation at the recent statement of the APA that deems it “inappropriate” for therapists to treat homosexual clients. Such therapy is called reparative therapy and has as its goal the establishment of a heterosexual orientation in place of a homosexual one. This statement of the APA has been issued despite the fact that there are a number of outstanding members of that organization, including two past presidents, who have strongly supported reparative treatment.Issued in August, “Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation” advises treatments that “increase...
  • U.S. Court Rules 'Sexual Orientation' Laws Include Former Homosexuals

    08/26/2009 7:01:38 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 11 replies · 768+ views
    Life Site News ^ | August 26, 2009 | Peter J. Smith
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a case that is the first of its kind, a federal court has ruled that laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in the District of Columbia must also include former homosexuals as a protected class. The Superior Court of the District of Columbia has ruled that under the D.C. Human Rights Act, a former homosexual must have the same protections as an active homosexual against discrimination based on sexual orientation. The decision handed down by Judge Maurice Ross says that the D.C. Office of Human Rights (OHR) was wrong to dismiss...
  • ACLU’s Request to Jail Lisa Miller Fails in Virginia Court

    08/25/2009 12:34:06 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 14 replies · 1,864+ views
    ACLU’s Request to Jail Lisa Miller Fails in Virginia Court August 25, 2009 www.LC.org Winchester, VA – Earlier today, Liberty Counsel appeared in court to defend Lisa Miller from a complaint filed by the ACLU of Virginia on behalf of Janet Jenkins. The ACLU asked the judge to order Lisa to jail for not delivering her own daughter, Isabella, to Vermont for unsupervised visitation with Janet. The ACLU also requested Lisa to pay attorneys fees and costs. No jail time was ordered and the court rejected the ACLU’s request for money. Although the court ruled that Lisa had violated a...
  • Whoops! Lesbian 'Person of the Year' in Gay Press Goes Straight With Baby

    08/19/2009 11:09:28 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 32 replies · 2,281+ views
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | July 19, 2009 | By Tim Graham
    In December 2005, Kerry Pacer, then 17, was featured on the cover of the national gay news magazine The Advocate as its "Person of the Year" — making her the youngest gay person to achieve that honor – for fighting for a "gay-straight alliance" at White County High School in Cleveland, Georgia. But there’s apparently no embarrassment for the gay press....when she takes on a boyfriend and they have a baby. In The Washington Blade, Dyana Bagby reported: But today she lives with her boyfriend, a construction worker, and their baby daughter, Marley, who turns 1 year old on Saturday....
  • Gay to straight: APA reports that identity and behavior can be changed to affirm religious beliefs

    08/15/2009 7:33:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 999+ views
    WORLD MAGAZINE ^ | 8/15/2009 | Alisa Harris
    Psychologist Warren Throckmorton, associate professor of psychology at Grove City College, Pennsylvania once met a woman who was in a lifelong lesbian relationship and suddenly, with no prefaced desire to leave her lesbian lifestyle, fell in love with a guy at work. She left her lesbian partner and married the man. The American Psychological Association just published a report on whether therapists can make this change happen. In examining change therapy, which claims that people with homosexual desires can switch to heterosexual desires, the report says there is insufficient evidence that the therapies work. But it also found that while...