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IgnaciousHood said...

Unfortunately, the people that are attracted to ex-gay ministries are frequently people who have serious emotional problems fueled by drugs, alcohol, and promiscuity and attempt to blame their problems on their same-sex attractions. They enter the ministry believing that by accepting a strong faith in a religion, they will eventually develop opposite sex attractions. You may want to take a look at Chris' testimonies page. It contains one entry and even this person does not appear to have developed opposite-sex attractions. Chris has had his ministry for 13 years and yet there is only one testimony. Not very encouraging. Pointing this out, I wouldn't be surprised if we suddenly see a slew of "successful" testimonies appear. It appears to me that Chris has made a career by calling himself an "ex-gay". In other words, his income comes from telling people he is "ex-gay". And the people who financially support him are frequently people who do not struggle with homosexuality themselves, but are people who oppose laws that will protect gays from discrimination and hate crimes. By supporting his "ex-gay" ministry they believe they make homosexuality appear to be a choice and therefore does not deserve protection under the law. If you want to understand the purpose of his ministry, on Saturday Feb 21, Chris is having a seminar titled "A Strong Delusion Understanding Pro-Gay Theology and How To Respond as a Christian". This seminar is clearly not intended for people who want to change their same-sex attractions. It appears the purpose of the seminar is to pander to his financial supporters who oppose gay rights and are determined that homosexuals will never be accepted in the church.

February 13, 2009 at 12:45 p.m.
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