Senator Craig was turned down in his bid to revisit his guilty plea so now he is appealing the matter. This may go to the Supreme Court. In other news, Ted Haggard has decided to appeal his dismissal from the New Life Church.
Montel’s episode Homosexuality…Can it be cured? aired this morning. I will be adding to this post through the day but I can offer a few reactions. Reparative therapy was a term used repeatedly but never precisely. It stood for everything ever done in the name of sexual orientation change – from electroshock to exorcisms. In … Continue reading “Montel Williams Show on sexual reorientation”
Feedback from a Dutch writer, with permission. Do you think Wiskerke is correct? Dear Warren Throckmorton, I’ve read your article ‘Why Do I Have These Feelings’ on the internet. As an European Christian (Dutch), rather conservative, I can identify with your vision on the origins of homosexuality. I have written ‘as an European Christian’, because … Continue reading “View from the other side of the pond”
David Blakeslee posted in January about Reverend Brent Dugan’s tragic death in Mercer, PA hotel room. Now, a coalition of Pittsburgh area church denominations have filed a complaint with the FCC surrounding the reporting of KDKA – Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette posted a complete copy of the letter filed by the “Christian Associates, a regional … Continue reading “Church coalition files FCC complaint over suicide of Brent Dugan”
This email purports to speak for the “real” Donnie Davies (is it you Joey?) with the low down on the whole gig. Thanks to “arlopop,” a commenter here for this link. UPDATE: 2/9/07 – Early today, this YouTube video showed up with a “hot tub interview” of the Donnie Davies crew. I am not enbedding … Continue reading “Has the real Donnie Davies finally stood up?”
Ok, maybe The Bible Says is going to turn out to be a parody, but it still seems pretty bizarre. I wrote Donnie Davies earlier in the day and asked: “I cannot tell if you mean your song as a parody or not. Could you please explain?” He wrote back and said No, no Sir. … Continue reading “Donnie Davies 15 minutes of lame”
As much for my own reference and recollection as anything else, I compiled this top ten list of stories from 2006. Since I am the only voter, the list is subjective and regular readers might arrange them differently or think I should have included another story over one of these. I am interested to hear … Continue reading “Year in review – Top ten stories from 2006”
Father Jonathan Morris over at FoxNews contemplates some teachable moments from the Ted Haggard story. He said a few things I have been thinking.
We have been moving around this topic again for awhile. I thought I would bring it back after reading a well written post at Disputed Mutability regarding terms and how same-sex attracted people describe their changes or lack thereof. Here is a quote from DM’s post: We have an important responsiblity to communicate clearly, honestly, … Continue reading “Ex-gay – Do terms matter?”
Michael Bailey is quoted extensively in this article regarding his research on gaydar. Social psychologists study stereotypes and the “I knew it all along” feeling (e.g., I just knew he was gay). I suppose I have furthered a few stereotypes by my support of Daryl Bem’s Exotic Becomes Erotic theory. I had to chuckle a … Continue reading “Gaydar and stereotypes”