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...]

Alan Chambers: Reparative therapy one factor in downfall of Exodus International

In 2003, I spoke at the annual conference of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) on public opinion and homosexuality. In that talk, I noted that favorable shifts in attitudes toward gays were associated with having a gay person as a friend or family member. I added that increased public support for gays would mean that more people would develop friendships with gays, thus building up a momentum for public acceptance of gays and bisexuals. Seeking to make … [Read more...]

Exodus International to Shut Down and Start Over

The news is coming fast and furious today.On their blog, Exodus International announced that the organization will be shut down with a new organization to follow. Here is the press release:Exodus International to Shut DownThirty-seven-year-old ministry for those with same-sex attraction marks its last national conference Irvine, Calif. (June 19, 2013) — Exodus International, the oldest and largest Christian ministry dealing with faith and homosexuality announced tonight that it’s clos … [Read more...]


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