Interview With Simcha Fisher

7 years ago with 8 comments
I keep meaning to tell you, I had a great time being interviewed by Simcha Fisher the other week about the closing of Exodus, the possibility of orientation change, and who would want that anyway. It’s in two parts, and the first one is here. Bits I liked: There are two propositions that you can’t hold at the same time: that homosexual acts are disordered, and that the desire for ...

Exodus Part 4: The Ordinary

7 years ago with 16 comments
This is the final part of a four-part post. It began here. ★ There was a period in my life when orientation change was my first priority, and when I had the constant feeling that I wasn’t doing enough to achieve that end. If I missed an opportunity to play basketball, it meant I was cowardly; if I opted out of a social gathering, it meant I was lazy; if I left a party because I ...

Exodus Part 3: Journey Into Manhood

7 years ago with 4 comments
This is Part 3 of a four-part post. The final part will be posted tomorrow. ★ What does all this mean for Exodus, and the “ex-gay” movement in general? My own experience with the movement indicates that, like any movement,1 it contains some good and some bad. The Journey Into Manhood weekend is a perfect example. Some things about it were useless or hokey, and some things ...

Exodus Part 1: Sex and Sexuality

7 years ago with 5 comments
I haven’t had any time to write a short piece on the Exodus kerfuffle, so I will have to settle for a long one. I’m honestly sorry, because I’m from the Strunk & White school of writing: the fewer words, the bigger the punch. But there’s just too much here I’ve been wanting to say. ★ The fact that Exodus is closing its doors doesn’t affect me ...