PFOX Plays The Victim; Wants To Fix One Problem By Causing Another

Today, the Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays dropped a news release criticizing Virginia's public universities for failing to distribute their literature to students. In the release, PFOX claims discrimination based on religion and ex-gayness is what motivates the lack of ex-gay literature.While I don't doubt that some of those counseling center staffers have problems with conservative religion, I submit that they are correct in their decision not to provide PFOX literature to students.  Much … [Read more...]

BBC’s Stephen Fry Interviews Joseph Nicolosi

Stephen Fry of the BBC interviews Jospeh Nicolosi and a former patient (Dan Gonzales).Nicolosi: "We resolve the conflicts behind the homosexual attractions, that's what we do."Nicolosi covers familiar ground in that he claims homosexuality is the result of psychological trauma with the parents, particularly the father.He still insists without any evidence that one-third are not cured, one-third gets some improvement and one-third experience significant change.Sixty percent of his … [Read more...]

Weekend Roundup: White Power Demo In TN, Transgender Prof Transitions From Christian College, IOTC At Liberty U., Senate Takes Lead In Shutdown Talks

 Local public radio appropriately calls the League of the South rally in TN, a "white power demonstration."Azuza Pacific theology prof, H. Adam Ackley leaves the school via a mutual statement.  Ackley is transitioning from female to male.John Lofton of the Institute on the Constitution presents the theocratic God and Government Project at Liberty University.Looks like the adults have gotten involved in the Shutnado standoff. Maybe the Senate and the President can keep us from going … [Read more...]

Scott Lively: The Apocalypse Is Coming

Yesterday, Right Wing Watch featured Scott Lively and Rick Wiles waxing apocalyptically on Wiles radio show.  The essence is that September 23, 2015 is a pivotal date. On that day, the Antichrist (said personification of evil is said to be the leader of the "largest superpower in the world") will pardon all the world's debts and be hailed as the "hero of the world." From there, the Antichrist will bring in the Apocalypse.Lively then praises Vladimir Putin for his efforts to stifle free … [Read more...]

Martin Ssempa is on Twitter

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Might make this tweet into a badge or something. It would go nicely with my "Throckmorton is a snake" award given by Scott Lively.Except there was no "falsified news."Rev. Ssempa had some nasty tactics to push Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill and all of that came to light. Quite a story really.Guess I'll follow Rev. Ssempa and see what he's talking about these days.UPDATE: I've been blocked...   … [Read more...]

NARTH Complains About Lack of Research in Statement on Reorientation Therapy Court Cases

After the 9th Circuit court upheld CA's law banning reorientation therapy for minors, NARTH issued a statement in response. For context, I reproduce the entire statement with comments to follow:NARTH finds today’s ruling by the court to be disappointing and plans to appeal this decision. If left standing, this ruling will constitute a serious intrusion by government on the freedom of minors and their families to choose their desired form of psychological care.At a time when adolescents who … [Read more...]

Nick Cummings USA Today Article on Reorientation Therapy

A couple of readers asked me to comment on Nick Cummings USA Today column on reorientation therapy. With some caution, I think it would be good to do so.First I want to say that I have always liked and admired Nick. His work in managed behavioral health care was pioneering. In the 1980s, Nick promoted the idea that excellent clinical services could save businesses a lot of money and actually expand access to therapy. He was correct and helped create modern managed behavioral healthcare, … [Read more...]

The Closing of Exodus International: Open Forum

Through the weekend, I am going to post reaction to the closing of Exodus International in this space. Consider it an open forum to discuss the closing, the new ministry, positive and negative reactions, etc. Feel free to post links to articles on the topic.I am going to start things off with a video of Anderson Cooper discussing Exodus with Lisa Ling.I was unable to watch the Lisa Ling special on OWN last night but those who did can weigh in. For those who didn't see it, … [Read more...]


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