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8 FACTORS THAT CREATED THE CLOSURE OF EXODUS – No.1 The Society Shift Factor

By |2017-04-29T12:55:02+10:00August 27th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , |

In Malcolm Gladwell bestselling book, "The Tipping Point", he describes several key factors that, put together, create the phenomena of a shift in consciousness and/or society.  Exodus closing was not an insignificant event. It is/was a tipping point.  For LGBT people, the Stonewall riots in 1969 were a tipping point. The major factor that created [...]

EXODUS INTERNATIONAL – A BEHIND THE SCENES ACCOUNT OF THE EXODUS CLOSURE Part 5

By |2017-04-29T12:55:21+10:00August 10th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , |

Part 5 "A Journey to Exodus - the last days" The next three days included a full program of speakers and workshops from 9am to 9pm. The theme "True Stories" seemed particularly appropriate as people continued to honestly share their journeys. No real victory stories, just people trying to make some sense out of their [...]

EXODUS INTERNATIONAL – A BEHIND THE SCENES ACCOUNT OF THE EXODUS CLOSURE Part 4

By |2017-04-29T12:55:43+10:00August 10th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , |

Part 4  The bombshell and the aftermath In an unprecedented move the opening address was being live-streamed. Alan was introduced. He mounted the stage to the applause of the audience. The enthusiasm in the applause could mean several things. Honouring, respecting or please give us hope. Or maybe a combination. It was genuine, they all [...]

EXODUS INTERNATIONAL – A BEHIND THE SCENES ACCOUNT OF THE EXODUS CLOSURE Part 3

By |2017-04-29T12:56:00+10:00August 10th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , |

Part 3  Finally meeting Alan Chambers face to face I saw Alan Chambers in the distance as I walked down to the auditorium. He was at the entrance. A brave move I thought for someone so prominent. Most high profile preachers/speakers slip quietly into the auditorium after the service has commenced or through a back [...]

EXODUS INTERNATIONAL – A BEHIND THE SCENES ACCOUNT OF THE EXODUS CLOSURE Part 2

By |2017-04-29T12:56:14+10:00August 10th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , |

Part 2  Time for a secret mission In January 2012 Alan Chambers did three unthinkable things. Firstly, he attended the Gay Christian Network annual conference in Orlando. Secondly, during a panel discussion, he stated "The majority of people that I have met, and I would say the majority meaning 99.9% of them have not experienced [...]

EXODUS INTERNATIONAL – A BEHIND THE SCENES ACCOUNT OF THE EXODUS CLOSURE Part 1

By |2017-06-21T02:19:18+10:00August 10th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , |

Part 1  Arrival......a few thank you's helped This time,  twelve months ago I was alone, weeping in a hotel room in West Hollywood. I sobbed deeply,  as if grief had overcome me. It began while I was watching the DVD of the only session I  missed during the previous four days of the Exodus conference. I [...]

What do you REALLY think about ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy leaders and organisations

By |2016-11-08T01:49:22+10:00June 9th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , |

I have been monitoring ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy leaders,organisations and activities for nearly two decades. I've seen, heard and experienced a lot in that time. Do people get help from ex-gay/reparative/conversion ministries? Has anyone suicided because of an ex-gay/reparative/conversion program? What is your attitude towards 'former' homosexuals who get married? Why are you so committed to seeing [...]

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

By |2018-05-08T08:31:09+10:00May 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 [...]

Living Waters Australia to Close

By |2018-03-22T06:30:48+10:00March 18th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , |

Living Waters Australia (LWA), one of the foremost and longest running ex-gay/conversion therapy programs in this country will cease operations next month. Ron Brookman, the Australian director, gave several reasons for his decision in a newsletter to followers last week.  Many in the gay community are applauding this move as this means only a handful [...]