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On the demise of Exodus International

I heard overnight of the decision by Exodus International to wind up its operations and cease ministering to people wishing to be rid of same sex attraction (see, for example, here and here).  The spiritual and pastoral needs of the LGBTI community have never been greater.  People of same sex attraction […]

Big fat lies about sex

A new book with a provocative title caught my attention this week.  Big Porn Inc: Exposing the Harms of the Global Pornography Industry, edited by Melinda Tankard Reist and Abigail Bray, reveals the ugly side of a powerful global industry that trades in violence, crime, degradation, and the wellbeing of […]

Christian homosexuals

By Rod Benson Freelance writer Eve Tushnet is an amazing person.  The daughter of a liberal Harvard law professor and a former civil rights activist, Tushnet “came out” as a lesbian as a young teenager. She went off to Yale University, where she attended a meeting of a conservative student […]

Michael Kirby on sex and the church

Former High Court judge Michael Kirby spoke to a symposium on AIDS and religion this week, arguing that church leaders misrepresent biblical teaching on sexuality, and promote an “irrational hatred of sexual minorities.”  He claimed “the stigma over sexual conduct often taught by religious people” was “a major cause of […]