Politico on David Barton: What Will Evangelicals Do, Part Two

Yesterday's Politico article by Stephanie Simon on evangelical support for David Barton could have been subtitled: Evangelicals Choose Pragmatism Over Truth.In the last year, over 70 scholars (over 700 if you count the 650 votes The Jefferson Lies received for Least Credible History Book in Print) have expressed concerns about David Barton's history.  Most of those 70 scholars teach history or social science at conservative Christian colleges.* Yet, the Politico article reveals an approach t … [Read more...]

Get Religion discusses media coverage of the APA report

The Get Religion blog has two entries up today discussing media coverage of the APA sexual orientation and therapy report. The first one deals with the articles by the Associated Press, Washington Times, and Baptist Press.The second one hearts the Wall Street Journal article by Stephanie Simon which discusses the sexual identity therapy framework and the APA report.FYI … [Read more...]

Wall Street Journal covers APA task force report and sexual identity therapy

The Wall Street Journal's Stephanie Simon has captured well the application of the APA task force sexual orientation report in an article out this morning. Of course I would say that...The men who seek help from evangelical counselor Warren Throckmorton often are deeply distressed. They have prayed, read Scripture, even married, but they haven't been able to shake sexual attractions to other men -- impulses they believe to be immoral.Dr. Throckmorton is a psychology professor at a … [Read more...]

Sexual identity therapy: A blast from the past

In light of conversations on the Exodus-PFOX thread, I thought it might be good to review a past mainstream media article that brought SIT more into the mainstream conversation.The LA Times article now titled "Approaching agreement in debate over homosexuality" by Stephanie Simon (now with the Wall Street Journal) was published on June 18, 2007 with the title, "New ground in debate on ‘curing’ gays.”The article begins with some familiar ground to this blog:Alan Chambers directs Exod … [Read more...]

Wall Street Journal previews APA Mental Health and Abortion task force report

Today's Wall Street Journal's Stephanie Simon has an article regarding the APA Mental Health and Abortion Task Force. Titled "New Front on the Abortion Battle," the article previews the APA committee's report due to be considered tomorrow (Wed. 8/13/08).The article begins:For decades, the cultural battle over abortion has been about what goes on inside a woman's womb. But more and more, the focus is shifting to what goes on inside her head.Activists on both sides are awaiting a … [Read more...]

Changing Abortion's Pronoun – Men and abortion

LA Times writer, Stephanie Simon, has an interesting article today about how some men experience negative reactions to a wife or girlfriend's abortion. The article begins:SAN FRANCISCO -- Jason Baier talks often to the little boy he calls Jamie. He imagines this boy -- his son -- with blond hair and green eyes, chubby cheeks, a sweet smile.But he'll never know for sure.His fiancee's sister told him about the abortion after it was over. Baier remembers that he cried. The next weeks and … [Read more...]


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