Faith Under Fire


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Saturday night I appeared on the Faith Under Fire opinion talk show on the PAX TV network. The same people who bring you “Xtreme Fakeovers” had ex-gay leader, Alan Chambers and little ole me (as an “Ex-Gay Survivor”) discuss the ex-gay movement.

No question, I was terrified.

“Stick to your story” a Quaker Friend advised. “No one can argue your story”

So I told my story, and seeing the show on Saturday I felt amazed at how solid, clear and calm I appeared. For 17 years, as an ex-gay, I never felt that way.
Ah, what some Light can do for a weary soul.

To read a transcript of the show, visit Ex-Gay Watch–Transcript

This post has 4 Comments

  1. Ruthie on April 19, 2005 at 1:45 pm Reply

    Peterson,

    I saw you on Faith Under Fire. You were great – your openess, honesty and warmth shone through.

    But you did make Lee Strobl grimmace when you talked about the contradiction between scripture’s concern for the poor and the money you spend on your soy latte addiction 🙂

    Ruthie

  2. Peterson Toscano on April 19, 2005 at 5:12 pm Reply

    Ruthie, you know better than most that my soy latte addiction (as you call it) can propel me out into a cold night for a 10 block walk to meet with a cyber personality like yourself! And you thought it was your Quaker witness that motivated me. 🙂

  3. Michelle on April 22, 2005 at 2:09 am Reply

    Hi there. I saw your performance at SUCO tonight (I was girl in the green hoodie laughing at all the Christian jokes). It got to me. Really did. The dynamics between God and faith and the Bible and homosexuality is something I’ve wrestled with for a long time. I’m far from having answers.

    The story you told through the performance. . . well, it really touched me. And challenged me.

    Thanks.

  4. Jennifer on May 27, 2005 at 1:08 pm Reply

    Peterson,
    If I was home by myself watching your appearance on Faith Under Fire, objects would have gotten throw at my grandmother’s television. Ugh, I couldn’t stand listening to the bullshit that was flowing out of the mouths of Alan Chambers and Lee Strobel.
    What’s wrong with a soy latte addiction? It’s healthy, so what’s wrong with being addicted to something healthy anyways (mine is Annie’s Mac & Cheese, of course).

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