Good As You: Ex-Gays Roundup

06/08/2009

You're gay, son? But what about MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE?

Want yet another example of "pro-family" self-absorption? Well check out the following snippet from a new Focus on the Family interview. The refeernced speaker is Anita Worthen, who co-founded New Hope Ministries with her "ex-gay" husband Frank: Q.. Anita, tell...

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06/01/2009

Hey Maine: Do you really want to lend your name to gay 'conversion'?

The Bangor Daily News is reporting that the campaign to roll back marriage equality in Maine has begun in earnest: The Rev. Bob Emrich, a spokesman for a coalition of groups that support traditional marriage, traveled the state last week...

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05/15/2009

Heterosexuality? Absolutely protected! 'Ex-gay'ness as a separate class? Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever!

Professional gay-"changing" advocate Regina Griggs is still working the ridiculous idea that the social construct known as "ex-gay" will be punished if LGBTS-inclusive hate crimes legislation becomes law: The ex-gay community will be under fire. We are under fire now,"...

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05/13/2009

Another day, another group (quietly) admitting a lie

Yesterday it was the Illinois Family Institute. Now America's most prominent "ex-gay" group, Exodus International, has given up the charade that there are "30+ sexual orientations"! Up until this week, whenever someone moused over the word "orientation" on Exodus' site,...

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But what about grasping at straws, WND -- is that genetic or a 'choice'?

A little over a year ago, we were surprised to see professional "ex-gay" Randy Thomas spinning the text of an updated American Psychological Association brochure, making it sound as if the organization's new text about their being no conclusive consensus...

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05/07/2009

Greg, no one 'hates' you. We detest anti-scientific anti-truths!

Last year, we caught professional "ex-gay" Greg Quinlan misrepresenting a quote from noted geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, which then set off a whole chain of nutty in which he labeled the ExGayWatch site a "hate group," repeatedly denied to acknowledge...

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05/01/2009

Love Won Out? Try 'Love' Your Gay One Right Out The Door!

We've know for a long time that Focus on the Family's Love Won Out "ex-gay" program specifically targets parents. But check out the following ad, which is running in the latest issue of Focus on the Family's Citizen magazine. It's...

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04/20/2009

They can't even make the date truthful?!

We've noticed that attention to the so-called Day of Truth, the "ex-gay" promoting event that the anti-gay community is throwing today as an attempt to counter Friday's pro-gay Day Of Silence, has been very quiet this year. Yet despite that...

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04/14/2009

'True tolerance', except for both the true and tolerant part

Focus on the Family has launched a new website wherein they seek to embolden the idea that "true tolerance" accommodates brute intolerance of LGBT people. Partnering with rabid anti-gay outfits like the Alliance Defense Fund and the "ex-gay"-advocating Exodus International,...

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04/06/2009

Video: And if I'm wrong, then it's only innocent gay lives I've destroyed

Our political opponents constantly accuse of us "indoctrination" because we have the nerve to suggest that we are decent human beings who deserve a fair shake. But of course on gay issues, there's no proselytizing more blatant than that which...

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03/23/2009

Video: The pain is not from homosexuality. The pain is from h'sexuality in an anti-gay world.

Sometimes "ex-gay" videos are so wacky they make us double over with laughter (::cough:: Richard Cohen :::cough:: beat a pillow). Other times, the combination of swallowed teachings and obvious personal pain creates a sullen product that makes us nothing short...

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03/12/2009

Whether sodomy or jointly sodding your shared yard, Alan says no

Think it's only the sex part of homosexuality that earns the ire of professional "ex-gay" Alan Chambers? Well guess again. In a new column for Charisma magazine, the Exodus International prez reveals his belief that the mere act of cohabitating...

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03/11/2009

Taking 'ex-passivity' action

Open letter to the Exodus International Board of Directors: We, the undersigned organizations, have monitored the ex-gay industry for more than a decade. To our great horror, prominent members of the ex-gay organization Exodus International participated last week in a...

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03/04/2009

Oh yea -- it's really teh gays who want 'special' rights

In my younger days, yours truly dated women. Got intimate with them, even. Sorry to disappoint you all, but it's totally true. What can I say? I was young and silly. A silliness that led me to make some unnatural...

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02/27/2009

Video: Ro, Ro, Ro your duplicitous boat

Okay, so the following CPAC video shows professional "ex-gay" Doug McIntyre standing in front of PFOX signage, passsing off all the usual "you're not born gay" talking points. Big yawner. But here's what we want you to do. Turn up...

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02/26/2009

No J-Lo this spring concert season. But you can see Ri-Co!

Fleetwood Mac is on a tour this spring, bringing Rumours back to a national stage. The Eagles will also be hauling their "Lyin' Eyes" to the American public. And of course Miss Britney has a "Toxic" tune that she'd like...

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02/23/2009

Video: Where there's a will to 'cure' gayness, there's a Wayne

TWO Counters Love Won Out in Charlotte, NC [TWO] **SEE ALSO: ‘Ex-Gay & The Law’ Released by Truth Wins Out and Lambda Legal [TWO]

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02/20/2009

Video: In which another person stops having gay sex then publicizes/politicizes the decision

Larrell, her "ex-homosexual" tee shirt, and her affirmations (Mmm. Mmm Hmm. Right. Amen.) are back with another supposedly saved soul. But if you ask us, this case is a little weak even for the spurious "ex-gay" movement: So she had...

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02/19/2009

Video: Same ol' script

Here we go -- another "abuse made me a lesbian" story from the Christian right: It's just too bad it wasn't Leviticus 11:9-12 that Ms. Burton heard on the radio that day. Then, rather than condemning his life and love,...

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02/18/2009

Love Won Out ad: Man who says he no longer wants to lay a man is himself no layman

If an organization runs an ad that promotes "gay change," shouldn't that organization reveal if the "changed" gay featured in the ad is actually on their payroll? We certainly think so. However, the "ex-gay" community routinely puts their own staffers...

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02/17/2009

Bakkes, back to back

Jeanette Bakke penned a piece for the anti-gay/pro-"ex-gay" PFOX organization. Daughter Christine Bakke, an "ex-gay' survivor, penned a rebuttal on her personal blog. We now bring both in for a side-by-side comparison. Jeanette's on the left, Christine's on the right...

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01/27/2009

Video: Comically oversized magnets, comically undercooked views

Yesterday, professional "ex-gay" activist Richard "beat a pillow with a tennis racket" Cohen made some bloggy waves when he lashed out against the Lifetime TV movie Prayers For Bobby. Now in this, a clip from the upcoming documentary Chasing the...

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Video: See, they've 'changed.' Their shirts tell you so.

The first thing you need to know about the following video: Charlene's last name is actually Cothran, not Cochran. The second thing you need to know: That surname misnomer is still more factual than everything else in the vid. Have...

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01/26/2009

Stephen focuses on another kind of bottoms

For the past many years, Stephen Bennett has worked as a professional "ex-gay," trying to convince anyone who will listen that the homo set can "change" who they are. But now, if the following graphic that we received via Stephen's...

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01/21/2009

Praying that this movie will save future Bobbys

First, watch these two clips: Now listen to this report from Focus on the Family: Audio source [FOF] Will let you judge for yourself who you side with: A mother who has lived with the anguish of knowing her attempts...

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01/19/2009

Your 'prayers for Bobby' have done quite enough, FOF!

This is the trailer for Prayers For Bobby, a Lifetime TV movie that will premiere this Saturday: Now, this film is based on the true story of Bobby Griffith, a gay man who committed suicide at age 20, and his...

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01/16/2009

Video: 'In The Life' delves 'In The Lie'

This month's edition of "In The Life" (a PBS program that once featured this very site and writer) looks at the "ex-gay" movement (a BS program that frequently annoys this site and this writer). Have a look: January 2009 --...

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01/15/2009

Video: That Phil show we talked about but never showed you

We posted several times about the "Dr. Phil" episode that booked two anti-LGBT faith-based personalities, Focus on the Family's Glenn Stanton and NARTH's Joseph Nicolosi, to counter the established medical community on the subject of gender identity. We did not,...

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01/14/2009

Video: The deevolution will be televised

We in the gay community have worked for years to teach America about our lives and loves, and to cut through the dangerous spin that has caused harm for so many queer people. A well-financed, well-connected network is trying to...

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01/12/2009

Video: P2son 'Ex-plains'

- Your Saturdays are very precious to you, and so you don't want to spend even one of them protesting for the rights of which you've been denied - So that you don't have to go see really bad films...

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01/06/2009

The new economy: Some turn to layoffs, others turn off their desire to get laid

The recession isn't hurting everyone. In fact, if this celebratory "ex-downtrodden" press release is to be believed, then the Exodus International "ex-gay" organization saw its package increase in girth during the Bush/Dick administration: Orlando, FL- Churches in denominations troubled over...

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10/24/2008

Rock the vote, AFA style

The Denver Post recently ran an article on Focus on the Family's Love Won Out , and the "ex-gay" movement in general. As part of said article, the paper ran an online poll asking readers if they believe gays can...

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10/06/2008

The Times they are (covering gays in search of) a-changin'

Each evening, a roll-call of “former homosexuals” hold up their husbands and wives like kitemarks of their newfound heterosexuality. We are told repeatedly that marriage is evidence of healing. Stereotypes are the ex-gay currency, and the heterosexual ideal is practically...

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10/03/2008

The Quinlan quote: One apology down, one more to go

So we don't want to go through a lengthy rehash of the following facts, since we already did that earlier this week. But basically, here's a timeline: -A few weeks back, we found "ex-gay" Greg Quinlan to be misrepresenting a...

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09/29/2008

'Ex-gays' still speaking for Collins, still ignoring Collins' own words

If you've read this site over the past month, you might remember how we called out professional "ex-gay" Greg Quinlan for presenting noted geneticist Dr. Francis Collins in a way that made it sound as if the man of science...

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09/24/2008

We, 'The Currents,' challenge 'The Formers'

On a newly launched pro-"ex-gay" website called "The Formers" (which sounds to us like an SNL sketch, a Focus on the Family comic book, or a zany Will Ferrell movie), there exists an FAQ section. Here is but one of...

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09/22/2008

'Ex-gay' doing what 'ex-gays' do best: Talking up a good game

Have you ever worked at a job where you had to attend corporate seminars? You know, the kind with Powerpoint presentations about teamwork are the order of the day? The kind where the speakers mix wit and frankness into their...

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'Ex-gay' accuses our friend of untruth, further verifies his own

You may remember that a week ago, we caught a quote from professional "ex-gay" Greg Quinlan that didn't seem to jibe with reality. In it, Quinlan seemingly twisted the work and words of the former director of the Human Genome...

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09/15/2008

Another 'ex-gay', another easily verifiable misrepresentation

We really wish the "ex-gay" community would stop twisting the words of certain scientists. But just as our hopes for world peace or a consistently funny "Saturday Night Live" premiere never seem to pan out (seriously -- that first quiz...

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09/12/2008

Frankly, FOF, we couldn't care less whether you 'hate' us or not

In another attempt to defend Love Won Out against the heightened media scrutiny brought its way by the revelation that Sarah Palin's church is promoting the "ex-gay" program, the folks at Focus on the Family have written a piece under...

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09/10/2008

Video: Palin's pastor acknowledges 'ex-gay' promotion

In a new interview with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, Sarah Palin's pastor, Larry Kroon, weighs in on why his church is promoting the Love Won Out "ex-gay" conference. "Ex-gay" part begins around the 2:30 mark: Kind of an odd...

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08/29/2008

PFOX: Seeking shelved truths and shelved books

The "ex-gay" advocates at the PFOX organization are making a novel request right in time for back-to-school season. Regina Griggs and company are encouraging their followers to get in touch with their local schools and encourage them to carry books...

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08/21/2008

Video: They promise a 'mutiny,' yet we're the ones with the 'agenda'?!

Focus on the Family, backed by their own stable of professional "ex-gay" advocates like Joseph Nicolosi, are continuing the fight to place faith-based "transformations" into the body of science. Check it out: Wow, Carrie -- we should expect a "mutiny"?...

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08/08/2008

Condolences, the 'ex-gay' way

What's the compassionate thing to say to someone whose partner has passed away from breast cancer? Well if you're the "ex-gay" leader, then apparently blaming your "lesbianism" for causing God to strike your loved one dead is the proper course...

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95 years of 'curing' non-illnesses

Recently 1913 made gay headlines because of the repeal of the law from that year that had previously been used to deny out-of-state gays and lesbians the right to marry in Massachusetts. Well today our pal Jim Burroway finds another...

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07/25/2008

Video: Looking back at 'Freedom'

Here now, a local news report from last week's Exodus Freedom Conference: ANCHOR: Coming up after the break, meteorologist Storm Thompson will predict that it's going to hail, which will lead some locals to alter the course of their lives...

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07/24/2008

Goeke: The church needs to 'P' on gays even more

In a new Baptist Press commentary, Mike Goeke, a self-professed "ex-gay" who formerly served as Executive Vice President of the Exodus International organization, has laid out four "P"s that he thinks churches need to follow when "dealing" with gays: PASTOR...

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07/23/2008

Oil & water, yin & yang, 'ex-gay' & science

Yet another researcher is speaking out against the way the so-called "ex-gay" community has misapplied his work. This time it's Dr. Gary Remafedi, who gives the Truth Wins Out organization the following quote about the way the PFOX organization has...

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07/21/2008

Video: Show from Oz examines 'heteros' from Gayville

The following Australian program looking into the so-called "ex-gay" movement is almost two years old now. However, the clips from the show, called "Foreign Correspondent," (a) are new to YouTube and (b) very much hold up today. So since it's...

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07/18/2008

Fun with photos: 'Ex-gay' snack table edition

"Ex-gay" Randy Thomas has posted to his Flickr account several images from this week's Exodus Freedom conference. We have chosen our favorite from the lot: But why is this abstract one our fav, you ask? Well, because the caption possibilities...

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