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  • US top court rejects 'gay conversion' therapy ban challenge

    05/01/2017 9:52:31 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 5/1/17 | REUTERS
    May 1 - The US Supreme Court on Monday left intact California's ban on "gay conversion" therapy aimed at turning youths under age 18 away from homosexuality, rejecting a Christian minister's challenge to the law asserting it violates religious rights. The justices, turning away a challenge to the 2012 law for the second time in three years, let stand a lower court's ruling that it was constitutional and neither impinged upon free exercise of religion nor impacted the activities of clergy members.
  • Democrats introduce bill to ban pastors from ministering to homosexuals

    04/27/2017 1:39:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Despite the way it's being reported . . . This story is a good example of how politicians use phrasing to disguise what they’re really doing, and the media play along because they support the obfuscation agenda. In some cases it’s because the media really are that dumb and gullible, but the gullibility usually stems from their natural trust of Democrats - so it all comes back to the fact that they share the same agenda. You’ve heard about something called “gay conversion therapy,” which sounds like some nonsense procedure in which a “therapist” of questionable credibility tries to work...
  • Supremes face bombshell: Law censoring Christian counselors

    01/13/2017 11:20:16 AM PST · by amorphous · 45 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 13 Jan 2017 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Supreme Court has been handed a bombshell: An appeal of a lower-court ruling that banned Christian counselors from talking with teens about the biblical standard for sexuality. The case challenges laws that force licensed counselors to affirm homosexuality, prohibiting them from helping clients overcome same-sex attractions. Such laws have been adopted in New Jersey, where a biased judge used it to shut down a Christian ministry, and in California and other states. The case already was presented to the Supreme Court several years ago, but it did not get a ruling. Now a new appeal has been submitted...
  • Gays Can Be Reformed, Just Like Arsonists, Trump’s New Domestic Policy Adviser Has Said

    11/19/2016 11:20:21 AM PST · by Steelfish · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 19, 2016 | Amy Ellis Nutt
    Gays Can Be Reformed, Just Like Arsonists, Trump’s New Domestic Policy Adviser Has Said By Amy Ellis Nutt November 19 Ken Blackwell, tapped last week by President-elect Donald Trump to head domestic policy during the businessman's transition to the White House, has made anti-LGBT statements for years. Among them: Homosexuality is a sin, and gay people, just like petty thieves and fire-setters, can be rehabilitated. The Ohio politician has long endorsed a controversial mental health practice known as conversion therapy or reparative therapy. The goal is to cure a person of his or her homosexuality, and in the case of...
  • Ex-Gays Prove Change is Possible' Billboards Sparks Controversy in Texas

    09/20/2016 9:28:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    CNS News ^ | 09/20/2016 | Melanie Hunter
    It’s not clear what happened in the last few fateful moments but some facts are undisputed. Crutcher was unarmed, Tulsa’s police chief admitted yesterday, and had no weapon in his car. He had his hands up as he walked slowly away from the police and towards his SUV with an officer, Betty Shelby, trailing behind him. As he reached the driver-side door, Shelby and another officer stopped a few feet behind the SUV and trained their pistols on him. They were joined by two more cops. Then things took a turn: At some point in the next few moments,...
  • From Lesbianism to Follower Of Christ: An Interview With Emily Thomes

    07/11/2016 6:03:05 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 50 replies
    July 4, 2016 | David Qaoud
    I read about 100 articles a month, and my favorite piece last month was Girl in The Picture, by Emily Thomes. Originally posted on The Gospel Coalition, Thomes shares her inspiring story of lesbianism to follower of Christ. Today, Thomes stops by the site to share more of her story and give advice to Christians ministering to those who identify as LGBT. You can read the full interview below. Emily, thank you for taking time to stop by the site. I’ll start broadly. Tell us a little about your life before God saved you. Before God saved me, I was...
  • NY Bishops Won't Oppose Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy

    02/17/2016 5:25:56 PM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 2/12/16 | Christine Niles
    NEW YORK (ChurchMilitant.com) - The bishops of New York have no plans to oppose state measures against gay conversion therapy. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in a February 6 press release he would ban counseling for minors to help get rid of unwanted same-sex desires, which he called "a hateful and fundamentally flawed practice." "New York has been at the forefront of acceptance and equality for the LGBT community for decades," Cuomo said, "and today we are continuing that legacy and leading by example." "We will not allow the misguided and the intolerant to punish LGBT young people for simply being...
  • New York moves to stop gay conversion therapy for youths

    02/06/2016 1:48:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 6, 2016 4:34 PM EST | Jennifer Peltz
    New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, joining a number of states that have acted against what's known as gay conversion therapy. The Democratic governor's move, announced Saturday, comes as gay rights advocates have campaigned state by state with mixed results to try to ban a practice that major mental health organizations have repudiated. Using executive power in a state where legislative bids to ban the therapy have stalled, Cuomo announced planned regulations that would bar insurance coverage for the therapy for minors and prohibit mental...
  • Homosexuals can change

    01/23/2016 3:10:05 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 1/23/16 | CALEB KALTENBACH, DENNY BURK & HEATH LAMBERT
    Two books relate how grace and the power of the Holy Spirit can overcome same-sex attraction Caleb Kaltenbach's new book, Messy Grace (WaterBrook Press, 2015), has a tantalizing subtitle: How a Pastor With Gay Parents Learned to Love Others Without Sacrificing Conviction. Kaltenbach states that "profound change is just as possible for a homosexual sin as it is for any other"-but it has to come through grace. Kaltenbach argues that Christians should emphasize a change of heart, and let that change then influence minds (and use of sex organs). It seems to me that churches should welcome but not affirm...
  • Jewish Gay Conversion Group Shuts Down Amid Court Order Forcing Closure

    01/04/2016 12:09:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/04/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    A Jewish group offering therapy for same-sex attraction will be ceasing operations in January as a result of a lawsuit filed against it in New Jersey. Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, also called JONAH International, sent an email to supporters on New Year's Eve announcing the closure. "The N.J. court delivered its final judgement on Dec. 18, 2015. Under the order, JONAH must permanently cease operations, including providing referrals and operating its website and listserv,"read the email. "That means that our site, www.jonahweb.org, will no longer be available online after mid- January 2016, and neither of us will be...
  • British paper claims Italian monastery used to 'cure' homosexual priests

    10/06/2015 4:28:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The English daily The Independent has published a sensationalized story claiming that a monastery in Italy is being used to “cure” priests of homosexuality. Father Gianluigi Pasto, speaking for the Venturini monastery, explained that his community actually helps priests with many different sorts of problems—much like the treatment centers in the US and elsewhere. “I can only say that here we help priests become healthy,” he said. Nevertheless, the story about the Venturini monastery prompted a statement of outrage from New Ways Ministry, an American group that promotes acceptance of homosexuals. “Being gay is not a disease,” said Francis DeBernardo....
  • LGBT lobby rebutted by pro-family medical experts & ex-gays at Mass. State House public hearing.

    08/28/2015 6:44:45 PM PDT · by massmike · 16 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 08/28/2015 | n/a
    The homosexual movement’s state-by-state crusade to pass laws banning youth with sexual orientation problems from seeking help by therapists, came to a head in the Massachusetts State House at a public hearing on Tuesday, July 28. The well-oiled LGBT lobbying machine was rebutted by pro-family counselors and experts, many of whom who came to Boston from across America, as well as MassResistance activists. At issue is Bill H97, which is a major goal of the LGBT lobby this year. It would make it illegal for licensed therapists to help children deal with traumatic sexual orientation problems, often the result of...
  • Ex-Gay Gospel Singer Donnie McClurkin Under Fire After Speaking Out Against Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

    07/03/2015 5:47:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/03/2015 | BY CHRISTINE THOMASOS
    Donnie McClurkin, the pastor and gospel music singer who said God delivered him from "the curse" of homosexuality, is now under fire from critics after speaking out against last Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling which made same-sex marriage legal nationwide. McClurkin, 55, received some harsh criticism after he shared his interpretation of the Bible's position on homosexuality on Facebook last Friday. We've just received the answer from man's Supreme Court ... we already received the answer from GOD," the pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in New York wrote. "With NO REGARD to what the Supreme Court of MAN decrees ......
  • Former Lesbian: Ministries That Help People Leave Homosexuality Could Soon Become Illegal [America?]

    04/24/2015 5:35:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 24, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    Former Lesbian: Ministries That Help People Leave Homosexuality Could Soon Become Illegal April 24, 2015 By Melanie Hunter Janet Boynes, the author of “Called Out” and founder of Janet Boynes Ministries, told the C-SPAN audience on Friday that soon ministries like hers, which help people exit homosexuality, will become illegal thanks to the efforts of the homosexual lobby. “Those who seek help to leave the life of homosexuality may soon discover that there is no longer any help out there,” she said. “Homosexual activists and their homosexual attorneys are pushing to ban any type of ministries such as Janet Boynes...
  • Can Gays Turn Straight? What the Evidence Says About “Ex-Gay” Therapy.

    04/20/2015 3:12:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 99 replies
    Slate ^ | April 20, 2015 | Nathaniel Frank
    Last week Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., introduced a bill in Congress asking states to ban sexual orientation conversion therapy, often abbreviated as CT, for minors. California is one of two states that have prohibited licensed professionals from offering the practice, which includes efforts to change not only sexual orientation but also gender identity. While the congressional bill is only a resolution—it encourages states to bar the practice rather than proposing the heavier lift of a federal ban—the idea that CT is dangerous and should be banned is gaining momentum ... What do we actually know about the practice of CT...
  • 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...