Actually Godcasted. Christine Bakke, (who recently celebrated a birthday!) appears on the recent edition of Candace Chellew-Hodge’s Whosoever.org Godcast (#13). She talks about the Ex-Gay Survivor Conference, Beyond Ex-Gay (bXg) and her own ex-gay journey. She explains the purpose behind the conference and what will happen there. I love Christine’s wit and warmth as she speaks about these issues. You can have a listen here.
Christine blogs about some recent international attention lately with a piece in a Russian paper (Sadelle, Vlad says, check out the original to practice your Russian 🙂
A 35 year old American woman has challenged “Reparative therapy” which supposedly cures the homodemon.
35 year-old American Kristina Beykk wanted to escape from homosexuality with the aid of the program of the so-called ex-gays, who promise to cure the “misguided souls” through the word of the Lord, the lesbian journal “Pinx” reports.
I love the “homodemon” thing. As many of you know Christine was recently featured in Glamour Magazine and Good Morning America, making her the first lesbian ex-gay survivor to speak out in such a way. No doubt you will hear more about her and her other international exposure soon.
In other audio news, Exodus International is running radio ads on Christian radio stations in Orange County, CA in preparation for their upcoming Exodus Freedom Conference. The ads boast “a sudden, radical complete change. Through Christ freedom is possible for those who struggle with same-sex attractions. ” On Exodus’ site they claim that the ads are actually aimed at changing the church,
Exodus International exists to mobilize the body of Christ to minister grace and truth to a world impacted by homosexuality. As such, we are calling upon the evangelical church to undergo a sudden, radical and complete change in the way it has dealt with the issue of homosexuality in the past.
You can hear it yourself here and decide what you think they are trying to say.
I am so happy that Kristina Beykk was so nice to her homodemon so she tried to cure it and I am glad that she succeded and that both she and the homodemon seems to do great now.
And Christine: You did not “um” too much and I work with sound editing now and have done many, many hours of radio editing. You talk in a way that makes you sound very human, kind and honest. Keep that! (I could leave a comment at your place instead but I’m shy or something)
Exodus is offbase if it thinks those ads target the church. It’s completely clear who those ads target.
Man, “Homodemon” sounds like the best death metal band name EVER.
If I liked death metal, I would start a band just to call it that.
i am glad to see people willing to pu their names and faces out in the public sphere, as ex-gay “ministries” have not problem masking their message of hate through the media. i will be in an article in relevant magazine soon…i talk about ex-gay reparative therapy and briefly discuss what it feels like to be dehumanized by the church. i’ll let you know when it comes out. (i’m sending signed copies to all of my old counselors…haha!)
alex, yeah I heard very few ums, but I heard lots of wisdom, warmth and wit.
esteban–nice to see you on the blog. thanks for the visit.