He is the best-selling author of a number of books, including Healing, which has sold nearly a million copies in the United States alone. This book was previously published under the title Homosexuality: Can It Be Healed?
Author: Francis MacNutt
Publisher: Chosen Books
A compassionate, biblical approach for homosexuals and those who care. Well-known healing minister looks beyond misperceptions to show how dramatic change happens through prayer!
His findings are negative, even though he makes it clear that biological factors
can definitely influence sexual ... Light in the Closet; Nicolosi, Reparative
Therapy; Anatrella, Règne de Narcisse; MacNutt, Can Homosexuality be Healed
?; Scott ...
Author: George Hobson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The aim of this book is to promote more serious theological discussion in the Church, especially in the mainline Protestant churches and the Episcopal Church, on the issue of homosexuality. George Hobson provides a theological perspective informed by biblical insights, on the one hand, and by analysis of the development and significance of the all-encompassing reality of science-technology, on the other. The question of technology is the determinant issue in the lives of modern men and women, for whom virtually every aspect of daily existence is controlled and oriented by technological imperatives. The central argument of the book is that reflection on the sexual revolution of our day, including the issue of homosexuality, cannot be carried forward effectively without consideration of this context of technology. A constructivist ideology, rooted in our technological power, underlies the fashionable notion that sexual behavior, even gender identity, is entirely culturally determined. Hobson opposes this notion on theological grounds and argues that the liberal disposition in the Protestant churches prevents them from seeing how the authentic Christian gospel is being subverted by this constructivism and the technologically driven quest for total control over every feature of reality that it represents.
Until fully healed from homosexuality, I stayed away from all gay bars, gay
contacts, and New Age literature. ... Until I am completely healed in the area of
perfectionism, I do have to stay away from management positions as this will
cater to the ...
Author: Bonnie M. Egglehand
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The lies of homosexuality dissipate because a life of purity in Christ Jesus decidedly removes the homosexual deception. Each step toward Jesus brings us closer to His image, and we are changed. We emerge free to be exactly whom Father God created us to be. Leaving all secrets with honesty and transparency before God and man, forgiving ourselves and all abusers, we emerge in our true identity with a heterosexual desire. This desire for the opposite sex is as natural as apple pie. Leaving the judgments, the facades, the sins, and all idols, the stark truth remains. Our true identity is found in Jesus Christ alone.
I must know genuine healing and God's unblemished truth or I can't go on .
Speak to me soon Lord God ... I know from my years within the ex - gay
movement that the desire to love and serve God is genuine . Ex - gay followers
and leaders are ...
Author: Jack Drescher
Publisher: CRC Press
Hear the other side of the story on sexual conversion therapy! In their fervor to “fix” homosexuals, practitioners of sexual conversion therapies have often overlooked or completely dismissed the possible psychological and social side effects of such treatments. Sexual Conversion Therapy: Ethical, Clinical, and Research Perspectives works to counterbalance the clinical and ethical omissions of overzealous therapists who have focused on efficacy and outcome at the expense of their patients’self-esteem. Sexual Conversion Therapy features first-person accounts of patients and clinicians, including psychotherapists who themselves have undergone treatments ranging from psychoanalysis to religious faith healing to aversion behavior conditioning and even electroshock therapy. In addition to examining the history and ethics of conversion therapy, the book presents empirical data on current practice and recovery processes for survivors of failed conversion attempts. Sexual Conversion Therapy presents current perspectives on the harmful impact of sexual orientation interventions, including: “Cures: A Gay Man?s Odyssey” “Becoming Gay” “A Psychologist?s Journey Through the Ex-Gay Movement” “Therapeutic Antidotes: Gay and Bisexual Men Recover from Conversion Therapies” “I?m Your Handyman: A History of Reparative Therapies” Nearly 30 years after the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a small but dedicated group of mental health practitioners continues to diagnose and treat homosexuality as a mental illness. Sexual Conversion Therapy is an essential alternative to the bulk of published material that champions treatments that produce a handful of heterosexuals “cured” of their “illness,” while inflicting emotional and psychological damage on countless gay and lesbian patients who failed to convert.
The ex - gay person may begin to establish close relationships with the opposite
sex or begin to contemplate marriage in a positive way . But although the desire
to marry can be a positive step in the healing process , it should not be ...
1, 1978) New Hope Night New Hope Night is one of the most dramatic events of
the year for the ex-gay men who have come to heal their homosexuality at New
Hope Ministries. It is the first time they testify about their personal struggles with ...
Author: Linda L. Barnes
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Throughout much of the modern era, faith healing received attention only when it came into conflict with biomedical practice. During the 1990s, however, American culture changed dramatically and religious healing became a commonplace feature of our society. Increasing numbers of mainstream churches and synagogues began to hold held "healing services" and "healing circles." The use of complementary and alternative therapies-some connected with spiritual or religious traditions-became widespread, and the growing hospice movement drew attention to the spiritual aspects of medical care. At the same time, changes in immigration laws brought to the United States new cultural communities, each with their own approaches to healing. Cuban santeros, Haitian mambos and oungans, Cambodian Buddhist priests, Chinese herbalist-acupuncturists, and Hmong shamans are only a few of the newer types of American religious healers, often found practicing within blocks of prestigious biomedical institutions. This book offers a richly comprehensive collection of essays examining this new reality. It brings together, for the first time, scholars from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives to explore the relatively uncharted field of religious healing as understood and practiced in diverse cultural communities in the United States. The book will be an invaluable resource for students of anthropology, religious studies, American studies, and ethnic studies, health care professionals, clergy, and anyone interested in the changing American cultural landscape.
The world would see and say, “Surely, if He could love them the way they are and heal them and use them for His honor and glory, well then truly, He can choose
me even if I am a drug lord or a prostitute.” The gay Christian community bears ...
Author: Juliet Jacky Hodge
If you learned one of your friends were gay, or you had to decide whether to let a gay person participate in your church, would you stop to ask yourself, "What would Jesus do?" Juliet Jacky Hodge was forced to ask herself that question when she discovered she belonged to a Bible study group made up of homosexuals. Shocked and conflicted, Juliet went on a soul-searching journey to explore an issue that has torn apart families and divided religious communities. After balancing arguments about homosexuality, praying for insight, and remembering that only God can judge, Juliet came to several surprising conclusions. Is Being Gay a Sin? provides readers with much spiritual food for thought. Juliet reveals what God's Word says about homosexuality, and she analyzes issues of gay people being active in the church, gay marriage, and the belief that heterosexuality is somehow "better" than homosexuality. Her answers will surprise and enlighten.
... the enemy in a battle of moral cleansing to determine the future of the world .
Recently I attended a lecture at Ohio State University sponsored by the
Fellowship of Christian Students entitled “ Gay Agony : Can Homosexuals Be Healed ?
Author: Jack Halberstam
Category: Performing Arts
"It is a collection of essays that takes up, in a mostly affirmative way, various challenges to the coherence of the "human body" as a figure through which culture is processed and oriented." Partial contents : The end of the world of White Men ; Class and its close relations : identities among women, servants, and machines ; Soft fictions and intimate documents : can feminism be posthuman? ; Reproducing the posthuman body : ectogenetic fetus, surrogate mother, pregnant man ; The seductive power of science in the making of deviant subjectivity ; Phantom and reel projections lesbians and the (serial) killing-machine ; "Death of the family."
One of the issues they discussed from the book was whether homosexuality can
be "cured" or not through a religious experience. I do not believe Mr. Stossel
made the statements that he did due to being anti religious or anti Christian.
Author: Paul Camuti
Publisher: Xulon Press
It has been and is widely reported that there is a Culture War raging in America. The Culture War has been largely looked upon as a struggle between Democrat and Republican, Conservative and Liberal, Religious and Secular. Author Paul Camuti believes the root of the Culture War is spiritual. "Sound The Alarm: The Spiritual Side of the Culture War," examines that very aspect, the spiritual root. The book not only examines the spiritual root, it also goes on to show that to win the Culture War, America not only needs a spiritual awakening, America needs a spiritual revolution, ala the Book of Acts. Paul Camuti was ordained Assistant Pastor in September 1986 of Berean Fellowship, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The church later changed its name to Tulsa Harvest Church. In 1996 Paul and his wife, Deborah began to feel called to start a church in Bixby, Oklahoma. That calling was realized in April of 2000 when they founded Restoration Covenant Church. After several years of existence Restoration Covenant Church became Restoration Covenant Ministries. Paul and Deborah are currently serving as leaders at Real Church in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. Paul is serving in the capacity of Associate Pastor. The Senior Pastors are Scott and Christine Lovett. Contact Restoration Covenant Ministries by writing to P.O. Box 56, Jenks OK 74037 or by emailing [email protected]
The Sacred and Sexual Struggles of Gay and Ex-gay Christian Men Michelle
Wolkomir. do anything. Thank you, Jesus. ... Lord, and know that you are truly an
awesome God, and we ask you to fill us with the Holy Spirit and bring healing.
Since their inception, ex-gay ministries have claimed that sexual abuse is a major
cause of homosexuality. They say that both abuse and homosexuality can be
fully healed through their programs, practicing spiritual disciplines, and following
Author: Rachel Murr
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
As a freshman in college, Rachel Murr found herself trying to decide which campus social group to join: the gay and lesbian advocacy group or the campus Christian fellowship. She knew it couldn't be both. For the next fifteen years she held onto the belief that she couldn't be both gay and Christian. When the pain involved in trying not to be lesbian called for a change in theology, she came out to her evangelical church. Conflict ensued. Unnatural is a collection of stories--not only of the harm religiously-inspired negative messages about homosexuality inflict, but also of redemption. Rachel uses her own story as well as personal interviews with ten other queer women and one female-to-male transgender man to tell how they were judged, lectured, kicked out of homes and families, subjected to reparative therapies, and even assaulted. Some faced homelessness, depression, suicide attempts, and pervasive shame. Still, they fought to keep their faith alive. Each demonstrated an Unnatural ability to forgive, love, believe, advocate, and heal.
He promised the ones who followed his advice, “You will be with the only One
who can meet your every need, and you will start to ... He was finally able to
define healing from homosexuality, which was difficult to state in a simple formula
Author: Judith Hartzell
Publisher: Ambassador International
Category: Biography & Autobiography
What happens when a man finds himself sunk in a downward spiral of risky homosexual acts and he knows no way to escape? And when he is about to lose his prestigious and profitable career, along with his marriage, and even his life? The answer would have been certain tragedy for Alan Medinger if not for a praying wife and the mercy of God. Restored and inspired, he went on to establish a ministry for same-sex-attracted people (Regeneration of Baltimore, Maryland), where he and his wife, Willa, influenced hundreds to turn from homosexuality and seek holiness. Through their work with Exodus International, they influenced thousands more. When quarrels and dissension affected Exodus in Alan’s last years, he predicted its demise and explained how ministries would continue to succeed without it. Through Alan and Willa Medinger’s story in By God’s Design, you will learn the truth about homosexuality, its causes, its healing, and how the church can help.
We must change the church so that it is a place where those who feel homosexual desire can be welcomed . ... The first is the conservative Christian
myth that a quick , sincere repentance and prayer for healing will instantly
change the person ...
An Exploration into the Religious Significance of Male Homosexuality in World
Perspective Ronald Long ... The slit healed, but remained as the vaginal opening
with which her mate could then have intercourse, an alternative to her mouth.
Author: Ronald Long
Compare worldwide religious regulations involving gay sex and masculinity! Men, Homosexuality, and the Gods: An Exploration into the Religious Significance of Male Homosexuality in World Perspective is an eye-opening look at the traditions of particular religions and their edicts concerning gay sex. This book examines the origins of holy directives involving homosexuality—whether forbidden, tolerated, or mandatory—and establishes a link between theology, sex roles, and the sensitive issue of masculinity. This text draws a parallel between homosexuality and the idea of religion, suggesting that gay rights can be understood as a freedom of religion issue. While most readers are familiar with the traditional Islamic, Christian, and Hebrew prohibitions against sex between two males, this book also reveals other historic religions from around the world that neither opposed nor looked down on homosexuality. Men, Homosexuality, and the Gods argues that masculinity is the universal theme that formed historical interpretation—warriors and men of high status could not be sexually receptive or “feminine” and still be called “men.” This intriguing text shows how the modern homophile movements are in effect redefining masculinity to obliterate the stigma of being a sexually receptive man. Men, Homosexuality, and the Gods examines the significance of homosexuality in such religions as: the Sambians of New Guinea the Taoists of Ancient China Plato and the later Stoics Islamic Sufism Native American culture Hebrew Scriptures early Christianity Buddhism Men, Homosexuality, and the Gods is an enlightening book that honors homosexual claims to moral integrity and appreciates religion and religious figures without rancor. Easy-to-read and free of technical language, this volume is for anyone who has an academic, professional, or personal interest in theology and homosexuality. The author is available for speaking engagements and can be contacted at [email protected]
This could just as well have been a woman caught in the act of homosexuality .
Jesus told her , “ Go , and sin no more . ... As long as we hate homosexuals , they
will not know that they can be healed . Homosexuality is not an unpardonable sin
an early gay - to - straight “ conversion ” organization called Love in Action ( even
though one former member ... as Can Homosexuality Be Healed ?, Strength in
Weakness : Overcoming Sexual and Relational Brokenness , Restoring Sexual ...
Author: Dagmar Herzog
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
Category: Political Science
A critical study of sex in America looks at how conservative evangelicals have redirected Americans' attitudes toward sexuality and the disastrous political consequences of the movement's misinformation, lies, and misdirection, arguing that not only are these tactics morally reprehensible but they also direct national attention away from such major issues as the economy and the war. 30,000 first printing.
Author: Christopher Alan AndersonPublish On: 2012-09-10
What about the gay man or lesbian woman who claims they feel their spiritual
other is of their same sex? Can they, or are they to be healed? Yes, they can and
are to be healed. Like all of us, their healing comes through accepting that equal
Author: Christopher Alan Anderson
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
This writing comprises the author's definitive statement on the truth and answer to his critics. "Would you say that the whole universe is creative?" "Yes, that is the point. This is a creating (or procreating) universe due to the reality of the two forces. If we were to begin from the premise that only a one singular force existed, we would end up with a primary creator creating a 'created' universe at a certain point in time, which is the belief of most of our religions. With the two-force model, we have the two forces creating the universe moment-by-moment through their interaction together." The Truth Revealed: My Answer to the World Author Bio: Christopher Alan Anderson (1950 - ) received the basis of his education from the University of Science and Philosophy, Swannanoa, Waynesboro, Virginia. He resides in the transcendental/romantic tradition, that vein of spiritual creativity of the philosopher and poet. His quest has been to define and express an eternal romantic reality from which a man and a woman could together stand in their difference and create a living universe of procreative love. Mr. Anderson began these writings in 1971. The first writings were published in 1985. On a personal note, when Mr. Anderson was asked to describe the writings and what he felt their message was he responded, "Spiritual procreation. Mankind has yet to distinguish the two sexes on the spiritual level. In this failure lies the root of our problems and why we cannot yet touch the eternal together. The message of man and woman balance brings each of us together in love with our eternal other half right now." keywords: Creation, Universe, Truth, Metaphysics, Religion, Two Forces, Balance
The Journey of Personal Healing Barbara Ann Brennan ... We can consider two
types of homosexuality: one that is the result of free choice to create
circumstances for life experience, and one that came from a trauma that resulted
from the ...
Author: Barbara Ann Brennan
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Barbara Ann Brennan continues her ground-breaking exploration of the human energy field, or aura—the source of our experience of health or illness. Drawing on many new developments in her teaching and practice, she shows how we can be empowered as both patients and healers to understand and work with our most fundamental healing power: the light that emerges from the very center of our humanity. In a unique approach that encourages a cooperative effort among healer, patient, and other health-care providers, Light Emerging explains what the healer perceives visually, audibly, and kinesthetically and how each of us can participate in every stage of the healing process. Presenting a fascinating range of research, from a paradigm of healing based on the science of holography to insights into the "hara level" and the "core star," Light Emerging is at the leading edge of healing practice in our time.
A Primer for Gays, Lesbians, and the Families and Friends who Love Them
Sandra St. John. This is how homophobia will ... Every homosexual can be a
vehicle for the healing of others if they will allow themselves to be . Knowing who
you are ...
... scholars: these examples “can only be judged pathetic efforts at constructing [
biblical] warrant for homosexual practice ... have suggested that the healed
centurion's “servant” (pais) in Matthew 8:5-13 (cf Lk 7:1-10: “slave” [doulos]) was
a gay ...
Author: Robertson McQuilkin
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
What should we do or not do? This comprehensive text on biblical ethics is completely revised, focusing on how we fulfill the purposes of God for our lives. New content includes discussions of living virtuously, ethical alternatives, bioethical issues, technology, helping the poor, animal rights, sexual ethics, and the media.