Ex-Gay Survivor Conference


Perhaps one of the best-written experiences of an ex-gay survivor’s conference I’ve ever read:

Its 4:30 on a sunny Friday afternoon when I pull out of the Concordia University parking lot (where I have been attending the Exodus Conference) to venture out into the ex-ex gay world. My first stop is a Chinese restaurant, the Crystal Jade, to meet up with Beyond Ex-Gay founders, Peterson Toscano and Christine Bakke. The pair published an open invitation to Exodus leaders to engage in dialogue. While no Exodus staff or board members are able to attend, three of us at the Exodus conference have taken advantage of the invitation—Scott Kingry, director of Where Grace Abounds, Sonia Balcer, director of Safe Passage, and myself (not on staff with an Exodus affiliate, but involved in ex-gay related ministry). 

Perhaps unintentionally, the sum of her review was a reminder to me on how to approach others who do not share my interpretation of the Bible in this area.  Her loving approach showed me more of Jesus than I often find in other places where he’s advertised to be.

She also has a piece on the 2007 Exodus Freedom Conference:  http://pursuegod.wordpress.com/2007/06/27/ex-gay-conference-exodus-2007/

Excellent reading.  Bookmark her.


~ by WriterRand on August 15, 2008.

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