Sporting a fog machine for its smoke and mirrors routine and an extravagant stage that would make The Rolling Stones blush, the “ex-gay” group Exodus International held its glitzy annual conference in Asheville, North Carolina. I was in town all week to partner with regional and state organizations to oppose […]
Only a day before “ex-gay” leader Alan Chambers admitted that praying away the gay doesn’t work, the Southern Baptist Convention was working to expand its ex-gay ministry program. The once slavery-loving church, hired Texas pastor Bob Stith as its National Strategist for Gender Issues, with the goal of promoting ex-gay […]
The Big Easy proved to be quite difficult for the so-called “ex-gay” industry earlier this month. At the American Psychological Association’s annual convention in New Orleans, anti-gay forces choreographed an expensive protest designed to pressure the APA into endorsing “ex-gay” therapy.
Wayne Besen I remember a few well-meaning friends telling me that I was “overreacting” when I expressed outrage over Mel Gibson’s sinister portrayal of Jews in his biblical blockbuster, “The Passion of the Christ.” Thanks to Gibson’s well oiled PR machine, even smart people were able to justify, as […]