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Former ‘Ex-gay’ Leader Says They Lied – John Smid

By |2019-09-16T10:56:31+10:00September 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 [...]

Is my strategy working? How to end conversion therapy

By |2017-07-30T08:19:25+10:00July 1st, 2010|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , , , |

For the last 10 years I’ve had a strategy. Possibly it’s working.Many of you will know that one of my goals is to work towards the day when ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy ministries (who work with people with 'unwanted same sex attraction') will eventually cease to exist in Australia. My firm belief is that the enemy we [...]

Former Love in Action Director John Smid Offers Apology?

By |2020-03-04T15:05:47+11:00March 4th, 2010|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , |

John Smid was the director of Exodus member ministry Love in Action (LIA), which at that time ran Refuge, a residential 'ex-gay' program in Memphis, Tennessee, for 22 years. This program gained notoriety in 2005 when a teen, Zach Stark, created a plea for help on his MySpace page. This event sparked outrage, that a [...]

When Saying Sorry is a Risk (SMH)

By |2019-08-11T12:23:59+10:00August 9th, 2008|Categories: Church, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , , |

When Saying Sorry is a Risk Sydney Morning Herald Erin O'Dwyer August 9, 2008 WHEN Mike Hercock, a Baptist pastor, put out a call for Christian clergy who wanted to make a public apology to gays and lesbians, he was knocked over in the rush. But when the time came for the priests and pastors [...]

100 Revs – It’s not over

By |2016-11-08T01:50:00+11:00March 6th, 2008|Categories: Church, LGBTI|Tags: , , |

If every person who originally put their names down marched then there would have been 100 ministers marching in the Mardi Gras Parade, as an act of contrition. But as soon ecclesiastical and denominational hierarchies knew who was involved they threatened to excommunicate/defrock those who participated. For some, with families, mortgages etc to support the [...]

A Crack in the Wall

By |2017-04-29T14:47:54+10:00February 26th, 2008|Categories: Church|Tags: , , |

Straight, Evangelical Church Leaders Apologise to Gays Like the crack in a fortress after an earthquake, every now and then a cataclysmic event opens the way for social transformation. One such event happened last week when Baptist, Churches of Christ, Pentecostal and Anglican ministers began signing a document that said: “We recognise that the churches we [...]

100 Revs – Time for Action!

By |2016-11-08T01:50:16+11:00February 20th, 2008|Categories: Church, LGBTI|Tags: , |

As the 30th Anniversary of Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras quickly approaches, the 100 Revs project has generated a great deal of controversy. Initially conceived 12 months ago, the 100 Revs, is a group of Christian Ministers who are signing a formal apology to the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender) community, which states, amongst [...]

100 REVS – Australian Ministers Say Sorry to GLBT Community

By |2020-02-09T12:59:11+11:00February 8th, 2008|Categories: Church, LGBTI, Media release|Tags: , |

In an act of reconciliation that demonstrates times are changing, Australian Christian Ministers are signing a document which says sorry to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and at least 100 representatives are marching in this year’s Sydney Mardi Gras parade to show it’s not just words. “This wonderful act reminds me of the [...]