Thursday, June 20, 2013

Focus on the Family wants you to know that there are other crackpots to "cure" your sexual orientation

In spite of it all, Focus on the Family has the temerity to claim that "change is possible."

With the demise of Exodus International, Focus on the Family has released a list of charlatans who will pray away your gay. For example:
Joe Dallas, who served as president of Exodus International from 1991 to 1993 told CitizenLink he was sad to hear of the organization’s closure. He now leads a ministry called Genesis Counseling in Orange County, Calif. It helps people find healing from sexual addiction, homosexuality and other sexual issues.
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“When we come to Christ we can overcome these (temptations),” he told CitizenLink. “I do think if people repent, they have the ability to resist the temptation to homosexuality and have the capacity for heterosexual response.”
Not much is known about Joe Dallas. I cannot determine if he has so much as a baccalaureate. I am going to assume that he is unlicensed and untrained. According to Wikipedia, Dallas has encouraged Exodus International to oppose measures outlawing discrimination based on sexual orientation. That makes him a bigoted crackpot. Dallas seems to have one vanity publication that he reprints under new titles. His Christian organization is not tax exempt yet he seeks donations.

What always scares the crap out of me is that some ignorant parent is going to allow a schmuck like this to mess with their kid's head. Assuming that Dallas is an unlicensed pastoral counselor, he is unaffected by California's new law banning reorientation efforts on minors (currently pending in the courts).
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