Gateway Church Pastor Robert Morris Dines in Style While Youth Group Kids Pay for Pizza

Recall that Gateway Church founding pastor Robert Morris told his congregation two weeks ago that God wanted him to break the annual churchwide fast in order to eat the food served at Donald Trump's inauguration. According to video served up by the Family Research Council, Morris did more than attend the festivities, he helped sponsor them. Gateway Church was one of nine sponsors of the Faith, Freedom and Future inaugural ball hosted by FRC's Tony Perkins (Gateway Church, the only church … [Read more...]

David Barton Criticizes Public Schools Then Incorrectly Links Quote to Lincoln

You can't make this up.Writing for OneNewsNow today, David Barton claimed to know the thinking behind the protestors who descended on Washington DC during the inauguration weekend. Without providing any polling or even anecdotal evidence, he said the protestors were unaware of the reasons why a candidate for president could win the popular vote but lose the election. He said the protestors were unaware that America is not a pure democracy. Somehow, Barton knows the views of all those … [Read more...]

Which Donald Trump Did Eric Metaxas Support?

Just before Donald Trump told the whole world that all decisions he makes will be according to the values of "America First," Eric Metaxas published a piece in the Wall Street Journal with the title, "The Promise of Donald Trump."In his inaugural address, Trump said: We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power.From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.From this day forward, it’s going … [Read more...]

By Percentage of Households Watching on Television, Trump’s Inauguration Came in 9th of 13 Events Since 1969

The second day of the Trump presidency was marked by falsehoods from the press secretary Sean Spicer about how many people came to DC to watch the Inauguration. Spicer said the event was the most watched ever despite the fact that photos comparing Obama's inauguration in 2009 with this one clearly showed more people at Obama's. This morning Kellyanne Conway called Spicer's words "alternative facts" rather than lies.Also this morning, President Trump tweeted that he got 11 million more … [Read more...]

Who Founded Reparative Therapy? Part Two

Yesterday, I described a conflict within the ex-gay movement about who founded reparative therapy. The dispute took place between 1989 and 1996 and involved Elizabeth Moberly, Joseph Nicolosi and the board of now closed Exodus International.In the post yesterday, I published two letters to the editor, one from Moberly accusing Nicolosi of inadequately citing her work in a February 1989 California Psychologist article on reparative therapy. The other letter came from Nicolosi and claimed his … [Read more...]

REM – It’s The End Of The World As We Know It

This song seems appropriate for today's Inauguration Day festivities.And then there is the Steven Colbert version (with Michael Stipe and James Franco), It's The End Of The Year As We Know It. … [Read more...]

From the Archives: Who Founded Reparative Therapy?

Once upon a time, I wrote frequently about sexual orientation, psychotherapy, and the culture wars that have raged about those topics. A review of my blog posts since I started in 2005 would be like reading a history of the ex-gay movement, reparative therapy, sexual orientation change efforts and many related matters. Even though general interest has diminished about gay change efforts since the close of Exodus International, I have some stories still to explore.Today, I want to post a … [Read more...]

Gateway Church Pastor Robert Morris Gets a Break in the Fast to Eat Inauguration Food

At the first of each year, Gateway Church leaders ask members to fast for 21 days. The December issue of Gateway Life magazine describes the event:This year, God has given Gateway Church pastor Robert Morris a break from the fast. Because of the inauguration and the Super Bowl, Morris will do something different. Watch:Transcript: But even if you’re not able to attend the conference, the thing that I love about the first of the year at Gateway is that we come together.  Whether i … [Read more...]