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Are Christians Ready to let go of the Idea of “Ex-gay”?

Are Christians Ready to let go of the Idea of “Ex-gay”?

This article first appeared in The Good Men Project. There’s no such thing as an “ex-gay.” It’s time to put reparative therapy behind us. ___ This past week, Rev. Russell Moore, director of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious…

When Parents are Forced to Choose Between Their LGBT Child and Their Church

When Parents are Forced to Choose Between Their LGBT Child and Their Church

This article first appeared at The Good Men Project. I couldn’t believe what my friend was saying to me. I’d known her for years and she knows I’m gay. She had been one of my biggest supporters. Now, sobbing on…

A Drag Queen for Jesus

A Drag Queen for Jesus

This article first appeared at The Good Men Project. When my mother was caught wearing pants at home (a pantsuit) in the 1960s by members of our small, Pentecostal congregation, the pastor swiftly chastised her for putting on “men’s clothes.” When Jason DeShazo…

5 Ways Pastors Can Reach Out To The Gay Community

5 Ways Pastors Can Reach Out To The Gay Community

I recently received an email from a pastor asking how he could reach out to the gay community without compromising his Biblical view of marriage. The fact that a conservative pastor is asking how to reach out to the gay…

Book Review: A Life of Unlearning One Man’s Journey to Find the Truth (Audiobook) by Anthony Venn-Brown

Book Review: A Life of Unlearning One Man’s Journey to Find the Truth (Audiobook) by Anthony Venn-Brown

My assistant introduced me to the work of Anthony Venn-Brown. Immediately, I was intrigued by his story: a former Assemblies of God evangelist gone gay. An oddly familiar theme. Venn-Brown has an impressive list of ministry credentials and achievements. He…

Book Review – Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate

Book Review – Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate

I’m a little embarrassed to admit that it took me so long to finally read Justin Lee’s book. Quite honestly, I wasn’t ready. Nearly 20 years after leaving the ex-gay movement I was still licking my wounds and hiding in…