Anyone reading this who would like to be a part of the first anniversary of the launch of I Do Exist, please let me know. Plans are in the works to host twice as many sites as last year. Showings will be scheduled anytime in October but preferably near October 11. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or post here if you are interested in being a part of this event.
Although the gay press would like to keep the Love in Action issue brewing, I think the issue is likely to come down to whether the program see itself as a youth mental health treatment program or a ministry, ala camp. After speaking with Director John Smid, I believe the program is ministry and not treatment. I think he views it more as a program that puts the emphasis on becoming identified with Christ and as such a ministry program... Read more
I have learned that the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) passed out a paper by Richard Carlson criticizing my views on reorientation counseling at the recent PTA convention. I wonder why the PTA thought such information had anything to do with school safety. To pick up the conversation from the beginning, see “Sexual Reparative (Conversion) Therapy Revisited” followed by a response from me (“Sexual Reorientation Therapy Reconsidered“). Recently, he answered me back in print with an article... Read more
See the NEA resolution post below. The resolution passed; we must be doing something right.
Here are new words to live by, courtesy of my daughter Emma, spoken in reference to her little brother but with wisdom for those who have ears to hear: Never surrender to someone who is not wearing pants. Now there is a saying to ponder.
As I write this, the delegates to the National Educational Association convention in Los Angeles are debating a new business item that would put the NEA on record as opposing conservative views regarding the presentation of sexual orientation in schools. Here is the New Business Item: NEW BUSINESS ITEM 82 NEA will develop a comprehensive strategy to deal with the new and more sophisticated attacks on curricula, policies, and practices that support GLBT students, families, and staff members in public... Read more
Here is an email from a man who read the MSNBC article regarding Love Won Out that mentioned my views: Dr. Throckmorton, I just read your post to MSNBC. Because of where you work I assume you count yourself an evangelical Christian? Regardless, my general question is why “should” homosexuals consider trying to change teams in the first place? Why not consider acceptance? You wrote “… I have observed a variety of difference resolutions to sexual orientation distress in my... Read more
How is this for a cover for the new version?
This is a test, nothing but a test. A test of your routine blogcasting network.