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(Yahoo)   Church that turned people into "ex-gays" is now an ex-ministry   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 55
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2013-06-24 09:20:37 AM  
Hooray for 5 day old news.
 
2013-06-24 09:24:56 AM  

Almost Everybody Poops: Hooray for 5 day old news.


and repeats
 
2013-06-24 09:25:46 AM  
Chambers, who lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife and two children, said in the statement that for several years he "conveniently omitted" his own "ongoing same-sex attractions."

AND what a surprise that the feverently anti-gay religious guy has some issues with being gay homeself.

Never saw THAT coming.
 
2013-06-24 09:25:47 AM  
Again ? Wow, they must have just opened up since last week. Guess the collection plates came up empty yesterday
 
2013-06-24 09:28:09 AM  

abfalter: homeself


tee hee
 
2013-06-24 09:28:19 AM  
That's what happens when a church starts using logic and thinking logically. It divides by zero and folds up within itself.

Circular logic / Actual Logic = 0
 
2013-06-24 09:28:31 AM  
Forgiven (not that it matters)
 
2013-06-24 09:29:49 AM  
When is it going to be MSM news that all religions in the world are covers for their leaders' homosexual attractions?
 
2013-06-24 09:30:36 AM  
I honestly don't think that can believe that homosexuality is a choice and not be kind of gay to begin with. I'm straight, and the desire to have sex with another man just never popped in my head. If the power of Jesus is all that is keeping you from having sex with another man, then you are a gay man in denial. I'm sorry, but I don't think a truly straight person can even fathom gayness being a choice unless you were serving life without parole. The thought just doesn't cross our minds.
 
2013-06-24 09:32:15 AM  

Mad_Radhu: The thought just doesn't cross our minds.


Not even after 5 beers?
 
2013-06-24 09:36:58 AM  

Mad_Radhu: I honestly don't think that can believe that homosexuality is a choice and not be kind of gay to begin with. I'm straight, and the desire to have sex with another man just never popped in my head. If the power of Jesus is all that is keeping you from having sex with another man, then you are a gay man in denial. I'm sorry, but I don't think a truly straight person can even fathom gayness being a choice unless you were serving life without parole. The thought just doesn't cross our minds.


ok if not life without parole, how bout your stuck on a desert island with a very attractive man? Or what if there are 10 men and just one woman on the island?

I don't think everyone in prison is all of a sudden gay.

So maybe if the only thing keeping you from being gay is having access to sex with ladies...
 
2013-06-24 09:39:09 AM  
FTA: "I am sorry some of you spent years working through the shame and guilt when your attractions didn't change. I am sorry we promoted sexual orientation change efforts and reparative theories about sexual orientation that stigmatized parents."

This gentleman obviously needs to have his definition of "theory" corrected. A theory is based upon at least something even vaguely resembling attempts to see if it's correct. So, for example, if they had tried out their various "therapies" and found some worked, or at least appeared to work, then he could say they have a "theory".

What they had was belief and hypothesis, primarily the former.
 
2013-06-24 09:39:13 AM  
I, for one, am shocked... SHOCKED I say... that the leader of a ministry attempting to convert gays to heterosexuality was, himself, gay.
 
2013-06-24 09:49:57 AM  
Congratulations, you've become decent human beings.  Please collect your complimentary sense of self respect from the bin to your left.
 
2013-06-24 09:50:01 AM  

Voiceofreason01: Almost Everybody Poops: Hooray for 5 day old news.

and repeats


Seems like the "parishioners" have a revolving door on their closets.
 
2013-06-24 09:50:23 AM  

bopis: Mad_Radhu: I honestly don't think that can believe that homosexuality is a choice and not be kind of gay to begin with. I'm straight, and the desire to have sex with another man just never popped in my head. If the power of Jesus is all that is keeping you from having sex with another man, then you are a gay man in denial. I'm sorry, but I don't think a truly straight person can even fathom gayness being a choice unless you were serving life without parole. The thought just doesn't cross our minds.

ok if not life without parole, how bout your stuck on a desert island with a very attractive man? Or what if there are 10 men and just one woman on the island?

I don't think everyone in prison is all of a sudden gay.

So maybe if the only thing keeping you from being gay is having access to sex with ladies...


That woman isn't going to walk straight and is probably going to cause a lot of drama. And I got my self-masturbation down real good. I think I'll survive (until we run out of food).

I don't speak for everyone of course, but there are plenty of ladies I wouldn't f*ck even if I were passed out drunk. And dudes? Sorry. Unless there was some sort of physical force or compulsion involved, having sex with a man is the last thing that crosses my mind.

Now, I think there is probably a spectrum of homosexuality, I don't think it's completely cut and dry for everyone - some men have impulses they don't act on, others absolutely know who they are and are comfortable with it, some are truly bi, others I guess might learn to like it or something if faced with something like prison sex - I certainly won't rule it out having not been in that situation. I don't think something as simple as no access to ladies would do it for me unless perhaps I grew up in an environment where sex with men was considered socially example. You know, like church.
 
2013-06-24 09:54:40 AM  
The ministry is pining for the fjords?
 
2013-06-24 09:55:36 AM  

abfalter: Chambers, who lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife and two children, said in the statement that for several years he "conveniently omitted" his own "ongoing same-sex attractions."

AND what a surprise that the feverently anti-gay religious guy has some issues with being gay homeself.

Never saw THAT coming.


Of course you'll never see if you're always the catcher
 
2013-06-24 09:58:42 AM  
I'm not sure if it's sad but it's definitely hilarious that these "ministers" couldn't "control their homosexual urges"
 
2013-06-24 10:05:11 AM  
damn now i'll NEVER know what it's like to have sex with the opposite gender.
 
2013-06-24 10:05:27 AM  
Christianity has a far better record these days for creating more former Christians than former homosexuals.

Stick to your strengths, guys.
 
2013-06-24 10:06:52 AM  
That ex-ministry will go great with my ex-parrot.
 
2013-06-24 10:17:38 AM  

abfalter: Chambers, who lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife and two children, said in the statement that for several years he "conveniently omitted" his own "ongoing same-sex attractions."

AND what a surprise that the feverently anti-gay religious guy has some issues with being gay homeself.

Never saw THAT coming.


That's what he said.

/spoogin' for Christ.
 
2013-06-24 10:39:02 AM  
Totally not connected to not bring able to charge Medicaid for therapy.
 
2013-06-24 10:39:42 AM  

macadamnut: abfalter: homeself

tee hee


I would like to say that was intentional but it was a typo.  Sigh...
 
2013-06-24 10:40:50 AM  
Perfect example of what happens when Nannys finally cave.

The fear mongered by government and church in the past 50 years is criminal. I say it needs prosecution!

Guess what, homosexuality is just no different than any other sexual orientation, and there are a bunch.

Gee, I wonder if any other pressing societal issues exist just because of governmental and church false flagged FEAR mongering, like maybe your ever popular and PROFITABLE War on _______.
 
2013-06-24 10:40:53 AM  
"This ministry is stone farking dead!"
 
2013-06-24 10:46:09 AM  

Starhawk: "This ministry is stone farking dead!"


No, no, it's just pining for the fjords.
 
2013-06-24 11:00:11 AM  

vudukungfu: Mad_Radhu: The thought just doesn't cross our minds.

Not even after 5 beers?


No, not after 25.
(Assuming this isn't just a smartass comment on your part)
I'm something of a libertine, although my basic laziness prevents me from seeking out new experiences. I've got to be honest: I'd have no problem trying out a guy if I could find one attractive, but my brain just doesn't work that way.
 
2013-06-24 11:00:47 AM  

soporific: Starhawk: "This ministry is stone farking dead!"

No, no, it's just pining for the fjords.


Pining for the fjords? PINING FOR THE FJORDS?!
 
2013-06-24 11:02:56 AM  

Mad_Radhu: I honestly don't think that can believe that homosexuality is a choice and not be kind of gay to begin with. I'm straight, and the desire to have sex with another man just never popped in my head. If the power of Jesus is all that is keeping you from having sex with another man, then you are a gay man in denial. I'm sorry, but I don't think a truly straight person can even fathom gayness being a choice unless you were serving life without parole. The thought just doesn't cross our minds.


The question of choice and nature v nurture is explosive like TFA points out, as well as.. interesting.
There's a long, long, long path from having orgasms to being in a happy relationship, and where people point out as "I'm that" along that broad scale has different elements of choice v. non-choice.

The fact is, most men are pansies and like soft, frilly, curvy things, so they chase women.
 
2013-06-24 11:08:35 AM  
*goodcat.jpg*

It's funny to see the other scam artists running around in circles trying to do damage control.
 
2013-06-24 11:10:19 AM  

starsrift: Mad_Radhu: I honestly don't think that can believe that homosexuality is a choice and not be kind of gay to begin with. I'm straight, and the desire to have sex with another man just never popped in my head. If the power of Jesus is all that is keeping you from having sex with another man, then you are a gay man in denial. I'm sorry, but I don't think a truly straight person can even fathom gayness being a choice unless you were serving life without parole. The thought just doesn't cross our minds.

The question of choice and nature v nurture is explosive like TFA points out, as well as.. interesting.
There's a long, long, long path from having orgasms to being in a happy relationship, and where people point out as "I'm that" along that broad scale has different elements of choice v. non-choice.

The fact is, most men are pansies and like soft, frilly, curvy things, so they chase women.


Hey FU, man! I'm a man's man, ain't got time for all that stupid pansy sh*t like lace doilies, goose-down Parisian duvets, ebony and rosewood-scented candles, a nice high-backed mid-century armchair with a sensible throw pillow, or ooh, maybe it has like some beautiful carved woodwork with a sort of mother-of-pearl inlay. Oh gosh I don't know, maybe we should've just gone with the sheer curtains cause we're sure as hell not getting enough light in the living room with these godawful heavy lavender drapes!
 
2013-06-24 11:13:11 AM  

abfalter: Chambers, who lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife and two children, said in the statement that for several years he "conveniently omitted" his own "ongoing same-sex attractions."

AND what a surprise that the feverently anti-gay religious guy has some issues with being gay homeself.

Never saw THAT coming.


CONNECT THE GOD-DAMNED DOTS!
 
2013-06-24 11:13:12 AM  
Since this is a repeat, I'll repeat my response.

Dear Mr. Chambers:

Fark you.

I'd be more inclined to believe your sincerity if your website didn't still link to sources and ministries to "help" me because I'm "afflicted" with homosexuality.  Or if your site didn't still peddle anti-gay books.  Yes, yes, I know, it's down now.  But not when you were busy "apologizing".

You seem to think that you can type up a nice, politically correct apology and then grin and say, "It's okay - we're cool, right?"  And then I'll dissolve into tears of gratitude for your fake apology condemning me to eternal torment, while you say you love me.  You are a sham.  A charlatan.  A hateful, self-deluded man masquerading in the robes of a saint. If anything, this is a cynical smokescreen to get gays (and their disposable income) back into church and be "loved" into submission.  But still condemned. 

Again I say, sir, fark you.

Sincerely,

Benevolent Misanthrope
 
2013-06-24 11:13:23 AM  

Diogenes: Voiceofreason01: Almost Everybody Poops: Hooray for 5 day old news.

and repeats

Seems like the "parishioners" have a revolving door on their closets.


Where was the original FARK thread on this? I tried and tried to find one, and thought maybe the headline was too clever or something and I just missed the connection.
 
2013-06-24 11:18:43 AM  
I would've submitted a headline myself if I could've thought of a decent one. And, unfortunately, I just now did:

"(2×Exodus) International." (Or perhaps "Exodus² International.")
 
2013-06-24 11:22:32 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-24 11:25:15 AM  
Don't tell the Bachmanns.
 
2013-06-24 11:26:51 AM  

COMALite J: Diogenes: Voiceofreason01: Almost Everybody Poops: Hooray for 5 day old news.

and repeats

Seems like the "parishioners" have a revolving door on their closets.

Where was the original FARK thread on this? I tried and tried to find one, and thought maybe the headline was too clever or something and I just missed the connection.


http://www.fark.com/comments/7806112/Exodus-International-to-LGBT-co mm unity-Im-sorry-This-will-never-happen-again#new
 
2013-06-24 11:31:02 AM  
Is confused...
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-24 11:32:07 AM  
When homo eradicating churches are outlawed, only outlaws will have homo eradicating churches.
 
2013-06-24 11:35:23 AM  

unchellmatt: FTA: "I am sorry some of you spent years working through the shame and guilt when your attractions didn't change. I am sorry we promoted sexual orientation change efforts and reparative theories about sexual orientation that stigmatized parents."

This gentleman obviously needs to have his definition of "theory" corrected. A theory is based upon at least something even vaguely resembling attempts to see if it's correct. So, for example, if they had tried out their various "therapies" and found some worked, or at least appeared to work, then he could say they have a "theory".

What they had was belief and hypothesis, primarily the former.


Yes well most people don't understand the difference between a hypothesis and a theory. Evolution is a theory, Creationism is a hypothesis. Evolution just so happens to have been tested and proven correct, and as our tools get better upheld as correct. Creationism has been tested and found incorrect every time, but hey keep farking that chicken Christians your kids will be ignorant Sun worshiping savages eventually.
 
2013-06-24 11:40:01 AM  
Didn't they cure Lindsay Lohan?
 
2013-06-24 11:40:29 AM  

Wrath of Heaven: When homo eradicating churches are outlawed, only outlaws will have homo eradicating churches.


HSECs?  I don't think they exist.
 
2013-06-24 11:56:26 AM  

doubled99: Didn't they cure Lindsay Lohan?


yeah she no longer bites her nails!  what's gay mean
 
2013-06-24 12:20:23 PM  
As I said nearly a week ago, GOOD F*CKING RIDDANCE.
 
2013-06-24 12:22:40 PM  

ikanreed: Congratulations, you've almost become decent human beings.  Please collect your complimentary sense of self respect from the bin to your left.


They'll be decent when they get themselves to work actively undoing all the damage they've done to people over the years.
 
2013-06-24 12:35:01 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: unchellmatt: FTA: "I am sorry some of you spent years working through the shame and guilt when your attractions didn't change. I am sorry we promoted sexual orientation change efforts and reparative theories about sexual orientation that stigmatized parents."

This gentleman obviously needs to have his definition of "theory" corrected. A theory is based upon at least something even vaguely resembling attempts to see if it's correct. So, for example, if they had tried out their various "therapies" and found some worked, or at least appeared to work, then he could say they have a "theory".

What they had was belief and hypothesis, primarily the former.

Yes well most people don't understand the difference between a hypothesis and a theory. Evolution is a theory, Creationism is a hypothesis. Evolution just so happens to have been tested and proven correct, and as our tools get better upheld as correct. Creationism has been tested and found incorrect every time, but hey keep farking that chicken Christians your kids will be ignorant Sun worshiping savages eventually.


Isn't a hypothesis supposed to be based on preliminary observation?  I'd say it's a belief, and bears absolutely no relation to the Scientific Method whatsoever.
 
2013-06-24 12:36:52 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Slaves2Darkness: unchellmatt: FTA: "I am sorry some of you spent years working through the shame and guilt when your attractions didn't change. I am sorry we promoted sexual orientation change efforts and reparative theories about sexual orientation that stigmatized parents."

This gentleman obviously needs to have his definition of "theory" corrected. A theory is based upon at least something even vaguely resembling attempts to see if it's correct. So, for example, if they had tried out their various "therapies" and found some worked, or at least appeared to work, then he could say they have a "theory".

What they had was belief and hypothesis, primarily the former.

Yes well most people don't understand the difference between a hypothesis and a theory. Evolution is a theory, Creationism is a hypothesis. Evolution just so happens to have been tested and proven correct, and as our tools get better upheld as correct. Creationism has been tested and found incorrect every time, but hey keep farking that chicken Christians your kids will be ignorant Sun worshiping savages eventually.

Isn't a hypothesis supposed to be based on preliminary observation?  I'd say it's a belief, and bears absolutely no relation to the Scientific Method whatsoever.


My mind broke at "Evolution just so happens to be proven correct."  Uhh... that's not what scientific theory means, Slaves2Darkness. That just means that evolution is the best answer they have for that problem so far.
 
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