Tag Archives: ex-gay

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

Free at Last

If I were to describe my childhood in one word, it would have to be dysfunctional. I was literally the product of adultery. At the time my parents met they were both married and had families of their own. Shortly after, they “fell in love”

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

Men praying

Ex-Gay Ministries: Deception As Cure

“At New Hope Ministries we do not attempt to make heterosexuals out of homosexuals. Rather, we attempt to change a person’s identity, the way a person looks at himself.” These are the words of Frank Worthen, a leader in the world of ex-gay ministries. It