LGBT apology

The first Australian Anglican parish to apologise to the LGBTI community

By |2019-07-19T14:23:38+10:00July 19th, 2014|Categories: Church|Tags: , |

This address was given at St Marks, Fitzroy, Victoria at the LGBTI apology Saturday 19 July 2014 "Sorry": tiny word - HUGE implications Sorry is such a simple word. Sadly it can never automatically right the wrongs of the past but, said with deep sincerity and authenticity, creates the potential for healing and reconciliation. "Sorry" [...]

Another apology – Randy Thomas, Exodus VP, confesses

By |2020-08-06T10:54:42+10:00August 8th, 2013|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , |

Is saying 'sorry' enough? "Ex-gay" formal apologies have been happening for a number of years. They began in 2007 at the first "ex-gay" survivors' conference with former leaders Michael Bussee, Darlene Bogle and Jeremy Marks followed closely by former "ex-gay" leaders from Australia. Whilst these were significant, they didn't get the same attention as more recent ones [...]

Exodus VP, Randy Thomas, says ‘Sorry, I have deep regrets, forgive me’.

By |2019-07-24T14:14:46+10:00July 24th, 2013|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , |

From Randy Thomas's blog (bold emphasis mine) When Alan Chambers made his apology to the gay community, I couldn’t have been more supportive. I am so proud of my friend and fully agree with what he shared. I, too, have been taking a personal moral inventory. So many eye-opening experiences have occurred in the past twenty-four months – [...]

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

By |2019-09-10T19:04:21+10:00June 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 |2019-09-10T19:06:19+10:00June 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 [...]

Alan Chambers, President of Exodus, says sorry to the LGBTQ community

By |2019-01-07T15:48:01+11:00June 19th, 2013|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , |

I Am Sorry  By Alan Chambers  June 19, 2013 To Members of the LGBTQ Community: In 1993 I caused a four-car pileup. In a hurry to get to a friend’s house, I was driving when a bee started buzzing around the inside of my windshield. I hit the bee and it fell on the dashboard. [...]

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

By |2021-08-07T19:20:57+10:00April 25th, 2013|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , |

John Paulk admits it was a sham. "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. [...]

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

By |2016-11-08T01:49:26+11:00April 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 [...]

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