Are love and sex bidirectional?

Some interesting recent articles online from the APA Monitor. Specifically this one detailing the interface of romance and sexual attractions brings into mainstream discussion research and theorizing very relevant to the definition of ex-gays and change.Daryl Bem briefly anticipated some applications of this work in July, 2005 on his website.The subtitle of the APA article, "Why romantic love isn't limited by a person's sexual orientation" does not convey the bidirectional nature of … [Read more...]

Ted Haggard emails his former flock

Not sure how you get three years of analysis in three weeks, but here is a little insight into Mr. Haggard's rehab. Further, the overseers reveal in a Denver Post article that he now believes he is "completely heterosexual." There's your long term therapy, your brief therapy and now, your microwavable therapy. I guess the commercials are sometimes true: Life comes at you fast. … [Read more...]

More on sexual identity therapy and values

Emails are running mostly positive regarding the sexual identity therapy paradigm. Used by permission, here is a reaction to the column, A Valued Life:Good morning Dr. Throckmorton:As a 63 year old man who has struggled with same sex sexual attractions for as long as I can remember, I found the subject of the article [A Valued Life] refreshing and insightful. Like Jim, my family background fits the stereotypical view concerning bonding with the same sex parent. My father was emotionally … [Read more...]

Venus Magazine publisher no longer identifies as lesbian

The Windy City Times has this story about the religious conversion of publisher Charlene Cothran and her intent to make Venus Magazine take an ex-gay focus.Venus Magazine, a publication that for 13 years targeted the Black gay and lesbian community, is now a voice for the ex-gay movement.Its publisher, Charlene Cothran, recently announced that she has been “redeemed”; is no longer a lesbian; and is changing the mission and direction of the magazine. On the Web site she writes, “As t … [Read more...]

Sexual identity model discussion: Values vs. change

There is an interesting discussion going on at ExGayWatch about an op-ed (A Valued Life) I posted elsewhere. Another article posted on my website is called Why Do I Have These Feelings? This piece is similar to a previous blog post but takes a different approach to the question. These two articles attempt to flesh out in a column format some of my thinking regarding ways to think about and respond to sexual identity conflict. … [Read more...]

Donnie Davies and Joey Oglesby: Long lost twins?

A Weirder than Fiction Exclusive...Dallas, Tx (WTF) - A touching and bittersweet reunion was held here today in Dallas between local actor, Joey Oglesby, and recently famous Internet musician and youth pastor, Donnie Davies. Mr. Davies and Mr. Oglesby believe they are identical twins separated at birth and have lived in the same state off and on for most of their lives.Mr. Davies has recently become a Internet sensation with his music video, The Bible Says, which uses epithets offensive … [Read more...]

Donnie Davies: Archie Bunker reincarnated?

While Donnie mania may be giving way to some Donnie fatigue, I continue to be interested in it for several reasons. One is the I teach social psychology and I am fascinated by the types of events and messages that persuade and capture the attention of groups of people. I showed The Bible Says video to my social psychology class and the reaction, as I expected, was quite negative. The discussion that ensued was subdued (I think my students were in shock) but focused on the persuasive potential of … [Read more...]

Team Donnie Davies responds to email

Yesterday, I sent an email from the LoveGodsWay website using their email link(publicity.lovegodsway@gmail.com). I received an email this morning from Shane in response (and then a follow up at the end of this post):Warren, I am sorry for the delay. Donnie has been swamped with work and all this other stuff as well. I could answer a lot of this stuff myself, but I feel I should wait for him. We are acutally working with one of the local news stations to do an interview. This should put … [Read more...]


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