"This deal of the delusional seems like a marriage made in heaven because so-called 'ex-gay' programs are a personal apocalypse for so many people," said Truth Wins Out's Executive Director Wayne Besen. "It is tempting to brush this off as fundamentalists preaching to the choir. But, these viewers have children who internalize this damaging message and are psychologically harmed by the lies."
"Love Won Out offers hope for those struggling with same-sex attractions," said Nima Reza, host of Focus on the Family's 'news' program, Turn Signal. "That message will go out to millions on GOD TV."
GOD TV has aggressively promoted its maudlin End-Times line-up this month as a bulwark against Satan, according to its website:
"Over the past year, the Lord has laid on our hearts a tremendous sobriety concerning the End-Times and we believe that it is so important to the Lord that His people were prepared in their spirits for the shaking that lies ahead and that they are not ignorant of Satan's devices. That is why we at GOD TV are sounding the alarm this month, as we bring you an extensive line-up of End-Time programming."
In the Life has produced a powerful segment highlighting the harm of ex-gay programs that is worth watching. A new movie, "Chasing the Devil," will also have a showing in New York City on January 21 (6PM) at the Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue, at 2nd street). TWO's Besen will be on a panel following the show and invites people to attend the movie.
Love Won Out's founder, John Paulk, was photographed by Besen in a gay bar in 2000. The next ex-gay road show will be in Charlotte on Feb. 21. TWO will join local and state activists who are planning a vigorous response.
Why, pray tell, are you surprised? What else do you expect from a channel named "godTV"?
when i got your email i thought it was a joke - GOD TV? i didn't realize it existed, though i really shouldn't have been surprised.
i get very tired of them throwing all of their b.s. in my face all of the time. if you saw the post on the atheist group in England buying ads on the sides of buses that said "There probably isn't a god. So enjoy your life every day." it made an uproar over there.
the woman who did it was reacting to the numerous ads she's bombarded with by the christianist groups. she placed a simple note on a blog hoping to get the equivalent of $8,000 to do the reply ads; she got almost $150,000 by the next day! [methinks the christianists should be worried about secularism. their greatest fear (being unimportant) is becoming more reality. ]
true to form, an elderly female American tourist saw the ad on a bus. her response? "People have the right to their own opinion, but I don't like it thrown in my face."
well, lady, that's exactly how i feel about your opinion. if i had been there, i would probably have asked her if she meant that her religion was merely an opinion.
I must be extremely blessed. Yes i am. Why do gay people fall into this trap? They must not be aware of other venues that promote love and self acceptance. I am beginning to feel as far removed from these gay people who do not and/or refuse to accept themselves as much as i hate Focus on the Family. Sometimes it takes someone to say "hey wake up. Don't be so gullible." There are vultures everywhere that take advantage of people when they are vulnerable. The way to see somehting for what it is is if it is professing assistance while casting judgement. Jeepers. Fellow gay brothers and sisters, i implore you to tell these fundamentalist monsters to go elsewhere.
posted by mail, at
1/14/2009 10:49 PM
Oh come on. All this is is a bunch of screamers repressing their feelings. I hope that does not sound cold but i know a gay man when i see and hear on. Please. This "love won out" bull is pathetic.
posted by mail, at
1/14/2009 11:47 PM
How interesting that they say we are in the "end times"! Or is it the "last days"??
Actually, this is a good story, because it shows that the ex-gay nonsense has been relegated to such idiotic sources as "GodTV." But it doesn't say anything in the Bible about it being OK to own a TV! Just who are these phonies? Surely they will burn for all eternity! :-)
posted by Chris L., at
1/15/2009 1:06 PM