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My Story

Well, okay. It's only a part of my story but it has changed everything for me.  [I thought I'd posted my sotry when I first started this blog in 2008 and only today have I discovered it remained a draft until now.]
I believe that God uses the sin in our lives to draw us to him. The problem is that we’re ashamed of our sin and so we hide it in a dark corner, furtively bringing it out to play on occassion, but rapidly hiding it again because we dare not let it see the Light. For me, that sin was lesbianism, the hunger and desire for women instead of men. So long as those women were nameless and faceless, I could pretend I didn't have a problem. But that changed 3 ½ years ago when my friendship with Pearl became much more than a friendship.
I was horrified and shocked at what I was capable of and, in what those wiser than me later said was a big mistake, I confessed my thoughts and desires to her. I also confessed to an ex-lesbian who had shared her testimony in the Online …

Stressed by Exodus' Decision

I'm stressed by Exodus International's announcement that they're shutting down. Exodus is the largest Christian organisation whose ministry has been to help those who don't want the same-sex attractions they have. Alan Chambers, the president, has also come out with a big apology to the gay community. In essence, they still agree that homosexual behaviour is a sin but have rethought the whole idea of a person being able to be "ex-gay." 

For myself, I've believed that it doesn't matter: 1. whether a person is born gay or not or 2. whether same-sex attractions can be eradicated or not; we are responsible to obey God and do his will--in both behaviour and attitude. Apparently, up until now, Exodus' stance has been to try to eradicate the desires, making people heterosexual and insisting that homosexuality is the result of things that happened in childhood and thus implicating (and circuitously blaming) parents for their homosexual children's tende…

Alan Chambers and Exodus International Offer Apology to Gay Community

Exodus International is shutting down with an apology to the LGBTQ Community.  Alan Chambers, president of Exodus, writes:

In 1993 I caused a four-car pileup.  In a hurry to get to a friend’s house, I was driving when a bee started buzzing around the inside of my windshield. I hit the bee and it fell on the dashboard. A minute later it started buzzing again with a fury. Trying to swat it again I completely missed the fact that a city bus had stopped three cars in front of me.  I also missed that those three cars were stopping, as well.  Going 40 miles an hour I slammed into the car in front of me causing a chain reaction. I was injured and so were several others.  I never intended for the accident to happen. I would never have knowingly hurt anyone. But I did. And it was my fault. In my rush to get to my destination, fear of being stung by a silly bee, and selfish distraction, I injured others. I have no idea if any of the people injured in that accident have suffered long term effects.…