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Conversion Therapy: A House of Cards

There is no one who is running for the presidency of the United States on the Republican side of the aisle who is going to be helpful to the LGBTQIA community. In fact, the vast majority of them, if they get their way, are flat-out

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Christian Spin on ‘Ex-Gay’ Study Creates Harm

A recent study, “A Longitudinal Study of Attempted Religiously Mediated Sexual Orientation Change,” published in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, has been hailed by conservative U.S. Christians in publications and websites as a breakthrough. A Christian political group in Australia, the Salt Shakers,

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What We Can Learn from Exodus’ Alan Chambers

The president of Exodus International, Alan Chambers, recently published a book titled Leaving Homosexuality, and the interview he gave to CitizenLink that appears in its July 24, 2009 edition regarding his “leaving homosexuality” is instructive. This is part of what Alan Chambers said: For so

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Losing Love to an Ex-Gay Ministry

When I met her, she was my best friend. We worked together as mental health counselors in a fundamentalist evangelical agency. I had known her for three years. (During that time, I had been married to a wonderful man whom I divorced due to our

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Episode 14: Former Ex-Gay Leader Darlene Bogle

Read the related article The 14th podcast, or “Godcast,” from Whosoever features an interview with Darlene Bogle, a former leader in the ex-gay movement. She’s doing a lot lately, authoring a new book, apologizing for her ex-gay past, appearing in a new movie and taking

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Leaving Exodus: Darlene Bogle’s Story

Listen to the podcast interview Words are strange. In the Bible, the Exodus refers to coming out of the desert experience, and leaving the years of bondage to Pharaoh. It was coming into the promised land. Exodus International has taken the name and the image