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Alan Chambers interview – the final hours of Exodus

By | 2017-07-08T00:09:09+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Categories: Audio, Conversion therapy|Tags: , , |

The final Exodus conference was coming to a close and Alan Chambers had promised me an interview. I'd already been bumped back several times as every conceivable media outlet had their piece of Alan over the last four days. The term "media frenzy" comes to mind. Most of the leading newspapers around the world and TV networks [...]

Jim Marjoram – former Living Waters Leader

By | 2017-09-15T00:36:20+00:00 September 12th, 2015|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , |

Being gay was something I couldn’t put words to as a child, being attracted to guys was simply how I was wired. But it was always “wrong” and filled me with shame, so after a spiritual experience at 15, I determined to become straight, going through every form of Christian therapy I could find to [...]

Gay conversion therapy still thriving online despite condemnation of ex-gay ministries

By | 2017-05-29T00:40:57+00:00 May 28th, 2015|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article|Tags: , , |

Gay conversion therapy still thriving online despite condemnation of ex-gay ministries ROHAN SMITH news.com.au   May 28, 2015  A WEBSITE that pushes the “gay cure” message led a young Australian to the brink of suicide. What’s more frightening is that the same message is still being pushed online and was once available to users via [...]

Ex-gay/reparative./conversion therapy – it didn’t work….sorry

By | 2017-05-16T06:51:46+00:00 May 4th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article|Tags: , , , |

Ex-Ex-Gay Pride By Zoë Schlanger and Elijah Wolfson Filed: 5/1/14 at 11:36 AM | Updated: 5/2/14 at 11:34 AM   From the August 17, 1998 issue of Newsweek. Photo at left by Chris Buck. Newsweek On a Tuesday evening nearly 14 years ago, John Paulk walked into a gay bar in Washington, D.C. At another time [...]

Former Living Waters leader say “Well-meaning but misguided”

By | 2017-04-29T13:00:32+00:00 June 29th, 2013|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , |

It is relationships and what those relationships have contributed to my life that has made the most significant contribution to who I am today. I have always considered it a privilege to have known gay and lesbian individuals. They have taught me much, they have challenged me and those relationships have changed me. As a [...]

Former Ex-gay Founder Simon Tinkler say like so many others “I was wrong”

By | 2017-04-29T13:00:54+00:00 June 26th, 2013|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , |

Exodus Asia Pacific part of the crumbling Global Alliance has lost another organization from their site. Ministry One is no longer listed as the founder and director, Simon Tinkler, is now living as an openly gay man.   Here is his story in his own words.   You can love and serve God as an out [...]

When an “ex-gay” leader says sorry – John Paulk

By | 2016-11-08T01:49:26+00:00 April 25th, 2013|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , |

"In 2003, I left the public ministry and gave up my role as a spokesman for the "ex-gay movement.” I began a new journey. In the decade since, my beliefs have changed. Today, I do not consider myself “ex-gay” and I no longer support or promote the movement. I do not believe that reparative therapy [...]

A Formal Public Apology by John Paulk – former ‘ex-gay’ leader

By | 2016-11-08T01:49:26+00:00 April 25th, 2013|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , |

For the better part of ten years, I was an advocate and spokesman for what’s known as the “ex-gay movement,” where we declared that sexual orientation could be changed through a close-knit relationship with God, intensive therapy and strong determination. At the time, I truly believed that it would happen. And while many things in [...]

Former ‘Ex-gay’ Leader Says They Lied

By | 2016-11-08T01:49:27+00:00 September 14th, 2012|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , |

Former ‘Ex-Gay’ Leader John Smid: The Restored Hope Network Will Not Succeed Posted September 13th, 2012 by Wayne Besen on Truth Wins Out Former Love in Action director John Smid dropped by our website today and had this to say:I have come across some awareness lately that has been unsettling for me. When I found that my life [...]