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Exodus and Beyond: Hope and a Future

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen

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Fear and Loathing at the Ex-Gay Conference

Paranoia. That’s the first thing that struck me when I got my registration letter from Focus on the Family for Love Won Out — their “dynamic one-day conference… promoting the truth that homosexuality is preventable and treatable.” The letter informed me that “for security purposes”

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Rev. D. James Kennedy Meets With Gay Christian Activist

Miami — An Easter weekend prayer vigil outside Coral Ridge Church by gay Christian activist, Richard Murphy, resulted in a meeting with Reverend D. James Kennedy, Leader of Coral Ridge Ministries in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Coral Ridge Ministries actively opposes gay civil right and sponsors

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

Life After Exodus

After twenty years of marriage, I left home, at my wife’s request, because of my being “mentally homosexual.” There had been few homosexual experiences — only a couple of encounters during my younger years. I was 53 years old, very much a believer in the


‘Not Afraid to Change’ by John Paulk | Review

John Paulk in Wonderland During the past year, homophobic religious and political forces have accelerated and intensified their unrelenting attacks against homosexuals with ads in newspapers, magazines, and television. John Paulk and his “former lesbian” wife Anne have become symbols of the “ex-gay” push for


Back From the Dead: One Gay Christian’s Journey

This article is an excerpt from the book From Wounded Hearts: Faith Stories of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered People and Those Who Love Them, compiled and edited by Roberta Showalter Kreider, with a Foreword by Peggy Campolo, published by Chi Rho Press. I was