Year in review: Top ten stories of 2008

As in year's past, I have enjoyed reviewing the posts from the year and coming up with the top ten stories.1. Cancelation of the American Psychiatric Association symposium - Amidst threat of protests, the APA pressed to halt a scheduled symposium dedicated to sexual identity therapy and religious affiliation. Whipped up by a factually inaccurate article in the Gay City News, gay activists persuaded the APA leadership to pressure symposium organizers to pull the program. Gay City News later … [Read more...]

Dutch government funds sexual identity ministry

This news report from the Netherlands Information Services, an English language Dutch new service, is intriguing.Govt Subsidises 'Homosexuality Healers'THE HAGUE, 22/11/08 - Emancipation Minister Ronald Plasterk subsidises two Christian organisations that see homosexuality as a curable complaint.Plasterk recently announced he would give subsidies to Christian gay organisations with the goal of making homosexuality discussible in these circles. But according to De Pers newspaper, … [Read more...]

More new directions from New Directions

Ah, so many word plays...Won't be blogging much this week, but some posts will appear by the magic of delayed publication. Here is a bit of a follow up to the post from College Jay. Wendy Gritter over at New Directions is asking some good Qs, so chime in here or there or both. … [Read more...]

A new blog for New Directions

Wendy Gritter's New Direction ministry has started a blog called, Bridging the Gap. The blog may have the sound of a Bridges Across the Divide but aims for a more relational tone.Go by and give Wendy a shout, eh? … [Read more...]

Exodus International turns full focus on ministry, away from public policy

I welcome this announcement - Exodus President Alan Chambers disclosed on ExgayWatch this evening that Exodus let their Director of Government Affairs go in August, 2007 and is going to concentrate on ministry.  His personal blog contains additional personal reflections on a recent thread at XGW authored by Wendy Gritter, Director of New Direction ministry.  Early in February, I was pleased to highlight Wendy's keynote address at the Exodus Leadership Conference where she called for a change of f … [Read more...]

More Wendy Gritter…

Go on over to ExGayWatch and read Wendy Gritter's guest post. No comments here so you can enter the dialogue over there.Wendy elaborates on her views recently expressed at the Exodus Leadership Conference and extended here in a recent post. … [Read more...]

New Direction for Exodus?

The title is a bit of a word play in that I call attention to a keynote address (caution: large mp3 file) by Wendy Gritter at the 2008 Exodus Leadership Conference. Introduced by Exodus President, Alan Chambers, Mrs. Gritter is leader of the New Direction ministries in Canada. The mission of New Direction is "creating a safe place for same-gender-attracted people to journey towards wholeness in Christ." The focus of New Direction appears to be much more focused on Christian ministry to same-sex a … [Read more...]


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