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09/08/2008

Agents of 'change': Political buzzword taking on new meaning

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 9-96We can't imagine that even Gov. Sarah Palin herself is eager to draw attention to the fact that her home church is promoting an upcoming Love Won Out "ex-gay" conference. However, that's exactly what Focus on the Family is doing in a new CitizenLink news piece, with the organization working overtime to explain how, exactly, their scientifically unsupported attempts to "change" gays into heteros are in no way anti-gay or intolerant. Go check it out:

To hear the media tell it, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is supporting an "anti-gay conference that preach(es) an anti-gospel doctrine."

Of course, nothing could be further from the truth.

When Focus on the Family’s Love Won Out conference travels to Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday, it will bring a biblical and experiential perspective on the issue of homosexuality.

“We exist to help men and women dissatisfied with living homosexually understand that same-sex attractions can be overcome," said Melissa Fryrear, director of Focus on the Family’s gender and sexuality department. "It is not easy, but it is possible, as evidenced by the thousands of men and women — like me — who have walked this difficult road successfully.”

The Anchorage event, to be held at Abbott Loop Community Church, is Love Won Out's 51st conference. It is being promoted by Palin's home church, Wasilla Bible Church.


READ MORE: Media Pounce on Palin over Focus on the Family Conference [CitizenLink]

Gov. Palin, your thoughts, please? After all, the public certainly has a right to know if the McCain/Palin "maverick" includes a break from the entire body of credible science on this subject!

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Your thoughts

Wow! Is'nt it nice that they are giving a discount to groups of 10 or more. What a bargin. Conversion - only $40.00

Posted by: Bob Miller | Sep 8, 2008 11:00:56 PM

Bob, the $40 only gets you into the (several hour long) infomercial for all of the other bling! The total price easily runs into the hundreds. Just saying NO . . . priceless!

Posted by: Dick Mills | Sep 9, 2008 4:06:00 PM

Saying that LWO is not anti-gay is like saying that telling people of color that they should aspire to be white is not racist, or telling women that they should aspire to be men is not sexist. Equally ridiculous.

And by the way... groups of ten or more? What, are people not only dragging their own kids to this thing but also all their gay friends too?

Posted by: Wren | Sep 11, 2008 1:05:41 PM

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