Monday, June 9, 2008

Alan Chambers: "there are hundreds of thousands of people just like me, who have found freedom from homosexuality."

Homosexuality 101 [© 2006] is an educational DVD which provides this much needed information, including a description of the factors that contribute to the development of homosexuality in the life of a child, testimonies by two former homosexuals, a testimony from a parent of a homosexual, and a discussion on how Christians should respond to this issue.




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Full transcript of Alan Chambers' Introduction:

Hi, my name is Alan Chambers, and I’m the president of Exodus International. Exodus is the World’s leading educational resource and referral network in the world dealing with homosexuality. We reach out to men and women, families, youth, and churches, affected by unwanted homosexuality. Meaning, not everybody who is gay, wants to be. In fact, there are hundreds of thousands of people just like me, who have found freedom from homosexuality.

Since 1976, Exodus has lead the church, in helping to be the arms to those affected by sexual brokenness. Since 2001, when I became the president of Exodus, we enhanced our mission to include vocalizing and equipping the Church to understand and reach out to men and women struggling with homosexuality. We, more than anything, want to see the healing power of Jesus Christ offered to as many people as possible.

Exodus is comprised today of a hundred and thirty member ministries and therapists located throughout the United States and Canada. Additionally, we are affiliated with the Exodus Global alliance, which now boasts more than a hundred ministries across Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. With the Exodus Global Alliance, we are ministering in churches, communities, and governments, helping people to understand this issue from a redemptive standpoint.

The truth is, that people need to be educated about the issue of Homosexuality. The Church needs more understanding today than ever before, on how to reach out to men and women, families and communities affected by this great issue.

The goal of this resource is to help you understand the issue of homosexuality from a personal perspective. You’ll hear a testimony from a man named Mike Ensley, who struggled in the Church, the son of a pastor, who, not only dealt with homosexuality, personally, but overcame it.

Christine Sneeringer, who came out of lesbianism over a decade ago.

Dr. Julie Harren is going to explain the roots and the causes of homosexuality.

And then Jack Harren is going to talk about his son, who is still involved in homosexuality, and how he came to not only love him, but begin to minister to other parents who have children involved in this issue.

I pray that this resource will encourage you, not only to reach out with compassion and understanding towards those struggling with unwanted homosexuality, but encourage you and your church to become a ministry of redemption, reaching out to your community, and to those in it, affected by unwanted homosexuality.

Remember, First Corinthians 6-9 verse 11 says that, ‘but such were some of you.’ The truth is, freedom from homosexuality is possible.

I pray that many people in your community will start their journey out of homosexuality, with you.
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Also see Ex-Gay Watch: Love Won Out Still Promoting Orientation Change

1 comment:

Emproph said...

Alan Chambers says...
"You’ll hear a testimony from a man named Mike Ensley, who struggled in the Church, the son of a pastor, who, not only dealt with homosexuality, personally, but overcame it."
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Alan Chambers' idea of "overcame" homosexuality:

Mike Ensley:
"As a single guy who continues to experience h same-sex attractions"

Also,

Mike Ensley's Exodus-Youth Truth and Tolerance video includes this gem:

"Do I still feel, homosexual attractions? Um, yeah."

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Alan Chambers: "Remember, First Corinthians 6-9 verse 11 says that, ‘but such were some of you.’ The truth is, freedom from homosexuality is possible."