Former Ex-Gay Leader Alan Chambers Says Ex-Gay Movement Is Gasping for Air

In a massive report by Mark Potok and available on the Southern Poverty Law Center website, former president of Exodus International Alan Chambers answers a question from Mark Potok about the future of ex-gay ministry. When Exodus was open for business, it was the largest organization dedicated to sexual reorientation.Potok's question is followed by Chambers' answer. What do you feel is the future of the ex-gay movement here and abroad?I honestly believe it is gasping for air. I don’t b … [Read more...]

Information and Misinformation on Gender Dysphoria from Wallbuilders and the American College of Pediatricians, Part One

Tuesday on Wallbuilders Live, Dr. Michelle Cretella represented tiny pediatric breakaway group the American College of Pediatricians. She briefly discussed the organization's position paper on responding to gender identity issues. In doing so, she said something which caught my irony sensor. It also occurred to me, as it repeatedly has in the discussion of gender dysphoria, how difficult it is to avoid taking extreme positions.Listen to her response to a question from host Rick Green about … [Read more...]

David Barton Inflates Numbers for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Women

Yesterday, David Barton's Wallbuilders radio program hosted Michelle Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians. Barton and his co-host Rick Green once mistakenly called ACP the "leading association" of pediatricians.Cretella was on the program to tout the ACP's stance on transgender issues; I may have more to say about her interview in subsequent posts. However, after the interview, Barton made a claim which he offered as a way to say women should not be in combat. At … [Read more...]

With David Barton as Principal Officer, Non-Profit Mercury One Again Gave $100k to Barton’s Wallbuilders For Disaster Relief

Deja vu all over again. As was true in 2013, Mercury One with David Barton as principal officer and one of three board members gave $100k to David Barton's Wallbuilders non-profit. Again in 2014, Barton is listed as Mercury One's principal officer:And as last year, Barton is one of three board members along with Beck associate Joseph Kerry and Beck's wife Tania.This year Barton got a 4% raise:See last year's post for the possible problems with this.Last year the funds … [Read more...]

Gospel for Asia Fails K.P. Yohannan’s Own Stewardship Test

Yesterday, I noted how K.P. Yohannan criticized missionary hospitals and schools in his first book but now funds them in India with millions of donor dollars.Today, at the suggestion of a reader, I take a look at similar criticism in his third book, originally titled Why the World Waits.On pages 245-246 Yohannan's 2004 edition re-titled Come, Let's Reach the World, Yohannan poses some questions prospective donors should ask about mission organizations. While I don't know the answers to a … [Read more...]

Eric Metaxas and the Strange Hitlery Tweet

This so wrong on so many levels:QUIZ! My Bonhoeffer bio invites some unpleasant parallels w/the current election. Therefore let me ask: Will you... — Eric Metaxas (@ericmetaxas) May 22, 2016So many good replies:@JonathanMerritt @TheAlanNoble @ericmetaxas is he now calling for an assassination? Just trying to follow the really clear moral parallel— Derek Rishmawy (@DZRishmawy) May 23, 2016@ericmetaxas so, using your parallel, Trump would be Hitler, just so we are cle … [Read more...]

K.P. Yohannan Criticizes Social Programs in His First Book But Spends Millions on Them in India

Will the real K.P. Yohannan please stand up?In his first book Revolution in World Missions, K.P. Yohannan (through ghostwriter Bill Bray) criticized social programs such as hospitals and schools. However, Yohannan has directed massive amounts of donor money to build and purchase hospitals and schools in India. In the book RWM, Yohannan claims: One issue involved one of the most far-reaching policy decisions I ever would make. For some years I had suffered deep pain over what appeared to be m … [Read more...]

Gospel for Asia’s Staff Exodus

In 2015, nearly 50 staff and families, many in key positions, left Gospel for Asia.In a website project of some of the former staffers -- Donor Be Wise -- the exodus is described in detail.This extreme turnover is a signal that something is very wrong at GFA. Regular readers of this blog will know that there is much wrong with the second largest mission group in the country.The post concludes with just some of the concerns that have prompted GFA staff to seek work and ministry … [Read more...]


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