Unprotected review on National Review Online

National Review Online printed my review of the book Unprotected this morning. … [Read more...]

CDC, anal sex, and risk

Related to a couple of previous posts, I thought it would be helpful to review what The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has to say about anal sex and risk.Can I get HIV from anal sex?Yes. In fact, unprotected (without a condom) anal sex (intercourse) is considered to be very risky behavior. It is possible for either sex partner to become infected with HIV during anal sex. HIV can be found in the blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, or vaginal fluid of a person infected with the virus. In … [Read more...]

Rick Warren's AIDS conference dust up

The last several days, a fuss has erupted about an AIDS conference at Rick Warren's (Purpose Driven Life) Saddleback church hosting an AIDS conference. Pro-life groups are upset that Barack Obama is speaking (he favors partial-birth abortion) and the new AIDS Truth Coalition wants more time at the conference on gay promiscuity. Saddleback has responded and the conference goes on.Given our discussion of gay culture, is there something to the idea that gay leaders should be more vocal about … [Read more...]

More on the church and homosexuality

The discussion on the post, "What if the evangelical church is wrong on homosexuality" is taking several directions so I thought I would post a follow up on the topic of relationships and the church. I wrote a piece last year that seems appropos - Did Jesus Bless Homosexuality? These kinds of discussions are incredibly valuable for those who are concerned about the intersection of religion and sexuality. As a therapist, I find them very helpful in clarifying the sexual identity struggles of my … [Read more...]

What if the church is wrong about homosexuality?

A little Evangelical "inside baseball..."USA Today had an op-ed yesterday by a minister named Oliver Thomas taking the position that the morality of homosexuality depends on what science learns about the factors which may cause it.I suppose that is the first topic for discussion here.I have resisted this argument. One, because I do not like the idea that what one values or chooses to do is solely determined by private inclinations. As a matter of principle, there are numerous reasons … [Read more...]

Ted Haggard – Pastor's Case Stirs Debate: Denver Post

Today's Denver Post has an article by Kevin Simpson and Eric Gorski that reports on the various views of sexual orientation and how the restoration of Ted Haggard might proceed. A balanced article, the reporters include quotes from Anthony Bogaert, Daryl Bem, Robert Spitzer, Jack Drescher, Mary Heathman, Joe Nicolosi, Alan Chambers and yours truly. There is also a story of someone who went into Exodus and did not experience the change he was looking for. … [Read more...]