Is NARTH the next target?

As I noted yesterday, Peter LaBarbera of American for Truth About Homosexuality doesn’t like the sexual identity therapy framework, sayingAs you can see above, Throckmorton’s and Regent University’s Mark Yarhouse’s “Sexual Identity Therapy” model grants the possibility that some clients may come to embrace a positive “gay identity” that “modifies” their religious beliefs in such a way as to “allow integration of same-sex eroticism within their valued identity.”If he is consistent, he will nee … [Read more...]

Losing my religion? That’s news to me…

UPDATE 2: Is NARTH the next target for Peter LaBarbera? Since NARTH's website also allows for client self-determination regarding goals and objectives, they are the next logical target. Also, Dr. Nicolosi, co-founder of NARTH does not discourage homosexual behavior in his clients.UPDATE: Jim Brown at ONN published a follow up article to the one which is the subject of this post.Dr. Warren Throckmorton of Grove City College says he has not lost faith in God's ability to change people who … [Read more...]

ABC News: Anti-Homosexuality Bill causes global uproar

Tonight, Nightline is covering Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The preview is an article on the ABC News website, extensively quoting Martin Ssempa and Scott Lively.First a catchy way to begin a news story:Standing onstage in black velvet robes, despite the stifling heat in the open-air church, Pastor Martin Ssempa's face is a mask of disgust."Anal licking!," he shouts, directing the crowd's attention to the images of hardcore gay pornography that he's projecting via his laptop. … [Read more...]

On the application of the sexual identity therapy framework: An answer to critics

Recently a brief portion of the sexual identity therapy framework was attacked by Peter LaBarbera. More broadly, his criticism challenges Christians in counseling: Should a counselor who is Christian insist that clients conform to the counselor’s beliefs?LaBarbera argues that Christians in counseling should suspend neutrality and require their clients to conform to what the counselor believes. In my view, this confuses the roles of professional counselor versus pastor, respectively.  He f … [Read more...]

Sue-a-what? Lindsay Lohan wants her some E-Trade

Remember the E-Trade commercial that featured the girl baby asking the boy baby why he didn't call her last night? And then we find out that the boy baby was dividing his time between the first girl baby and "that milk-a-holic, Lindsay?" In case you forgot, here it is. But near the end, don't blink and see if you think "Lindsay Lohan" when the literal babe jumps out and asks the age old question, "milk-a what?"Never occured to me but it did to Lindsay Lohan. She is suing E-Trade … [Read more...]

Martin Ssempa on the lines: Nightline and Line of Fire

Martin Ssempa will get some significant face time on ABC's Nightline tomorrow night. Ssempa confirms it and notes that he will also be appearing on Michael Brown's radio show, Line of Fire, on Thursday. I will be teaching during the show and will miss most of it. There is a call in number at the link. If anyone calls in, ask him to post a copy of the bill on his blog.Ssempa gives his preview of the Nightline show here...Must see TV. … [Read more...]

Uganda: What a difference a year makes

A year ago in early March, we were talking about Uganda. We are still talking about Uganda.On March 2, I posted this:I decided to post about this after reading an article about an upcoming (this weekend) conference in Uganda on homosexuality. The article begins:Parents to train on how to handle homosexuality issuesFamily Life Network and other stakeholders in Uganda have organized a three-day seminar to provide what they termed as reliable and up to date information so that people … [Read more...]

Doug Coe’s 1989 sermon to the Navigators

Doug Coe is one of the responsible leaders of the Fellowship Foundation, a non-profit organization which helps implement the National Prayer Breakfast. There are very few recordings of him speaking and he tends to eschew the limelight. With Mr. Coe's permission, I have uploaded this almost 31 minute sermon to YouTube in four parts. The very beginning and end is clipped off unfortunately. This speech has been controversial because of Coe's references to Hitler and Mao. In my view, he is not … [Read more...]


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