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The `Ex-Gay' Ministry
[FINAL Edition]
The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Washington, D.C.
Date: May 16, 1992
Start Page: a.23
Section: OP/ED

Thanks for fanning the flames a bit more, making it tougher for every gay man, lesbian and bisexual to live in peace and harmony. When the next gay-bashing occurs anywhere around the "vortex of the gay community" by someone trying to beat a cure into us, feel proud of your judgment.

I applaud those like Anthony Falzorano who are willing, in this day of "political correctness," to call a sin a sin. In the Judeo-Christian ethic, upon which this country was founded, any sex outside marriage is a sin, and homosexuality is an abomination. Before she writes another article involving Judeo-Christian values, [Laura Blumenfeld] should read the Bible or at least portions of it (one of the Gospels, Paul's letter to the Romans, or, from the Old Testament, Genesis and Exodus). I'm surprised she didn't put the name Jesus in quotes along with "heal" and "ex-gay," although it's a safe bet the historical existence of Jesus of Nazareth is also "a matter of debate."

I read the article on Transformation Ministry with interest. The case histories of Mark Cox and Chrissie Farrell reverberated with angst and dichotomy. What the article did not explore and what I would have found most informative was an explanation of the ministry's approach to bring about the transformation. Why, in an article titled "On the Straight and Narrow," was there no description of the program? Laura Blumenfeld's coverage consisted of five words: "prayer, Bible reading and confession." This is not even superficial. When do your readers get the rest of the story?

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