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Soulforce Commends Closing of “Ex-Gay” Ministry Exodus International

After almost forty years, Exodus International has closed its doors. It was the oldest Christian services organization of its type and the market leader in reparative/ex-gay/sexual orientation change therapy. Soulforce, an interfaith organization that works to free lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people

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New Whosoever Podcast Features Jay Bakker

Listen to the podcast interview Jay Bakker is the son of famous television evangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. He grew up on the PTL (Praise the Lord) club, and suffered terribly when his parents’ empire fell. Turning to drugs and partying eased the pain

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Study Process Aided ELCA Gay Breakthrough

Close on the heels of a similar decision by the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America lifted its ban on calling gay and lesbian pastors and approved of supporting committed, same-sex relationships of church members. The 4.6-million-member ELCA, holding its weeklong Churchwide Assembly

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APA Rejects “Ex-Gay” Therapy

First, the good news – the American Psychological Association has repudiated so-called “ex-gay” therapies that purport to change gay people into straight people. “Contrary to claims of sexual orientation change advocates and practitioners, there is insufficient evidence to support the use of psychological interventions to

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Whosoever Wins 2009 Pride Choice Award

Whosoever has won a 2009 Pride Choice Award for the best LGBT non-profit in the Southeast region! We’re thrilled to have this award and hope that you will visit the Great Nonprofits Web site and check out all the award winners. Whosoever, founded in 1996

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Primer on Marriage Equality

Are you looking for the right words to say to refute the ridiculous arguments being made against marriage equality? Here are some talking points from the ACLU. Rev. Candace ChellewWhosoever founder and Editor Emeritus Rev. Candace Chellew earned her Masters of Theological studies at the

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CA Prop 8 Ruling – Some Comments

More Light Presbyterians: It is incredulous that legal, equal and civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and their families were not protected by either the Court or the electorate in a state within a country that is committed to life, liberty and

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All But Marriage in Washington State

Washington state Governor Chris Gregoire has signed a law expanding rights to gay and lesbian domestic partners. Surrounded by about 300 people — most of them gay and lesbian couples and their children — Gov. Chris Gregoire on Monday signed legislation giving registered same-sex domestic