Unwanted Same-Sex Attractions

Is there such a thing? By Tim Wilkins (Permission granted to reprint; cite www.CrossMinistry.org) Neither the prevalence of news celebrating homosexuality nor the absence of news regarding freedom from homosexuality should be interpreted to mean that everyone with same-sex attractions is “happy” about them. Indeed, many teenage boys and girls, men and women have unwanted same-sex attractions. Moreover, arguably everyone who eventually embraced such attractions experienced a prolonged period where their attractions were unwanted. The research, the biographies, ...

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Redemptive Message to Gays Preached Amid New Church Policies

Christian Post Reporter/June 2006/By Lillian Kwon Coming weeks after major denominations made some leeway for ordaining gay clergy and lay officers, a ministry to homosexuals is continuing its preaching across the states, walking people out of homosexuality. After encountering protests last month in Dallas, Cross Ministry's More Than Words conference will speak to another group of Christians July 8 in Cleveland, Ohio, on understanding and ministering to a homosexual. Cross Ministry head Tim Wilkins, a former homosexual, created one‑day workshops to bring the topic ...

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Psychologists to Re-Examine Policy on Gay Therapy

Christian Post Reporter/Feb 2007/By Lillian Kwon WASHINGTON - New research on reparative therapy for homosexuals has prompted the largest association of psychologists to re-examine its policy on treatment and sexual orientation. The American Psychological Association established a five-member task force to look at its policy on appropriate therapy for gay and lesbian people and is currently soliciting nominations for the panel. The task force comes after years of pressure from homosexual groups such as the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute and PFLAG ...

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North Carolina Pastor: ‘Homosexuality Not a Sin’

AgapePress/Oct 2002/By Gary D. Harwood Baptist Minister Says Getting to Know Homosexuals Has Changed His Beliefs Tim Wilkins, director of Cross Ministry, says pastor is wrong CHARLOTTE, NC (AgapePress) - Dr. Chris Ayers' sermon on September 29 had a jarring title: "Homosexuality is Not a Sin: The Christian Education of a Baptist Minister." About 75 people were in the sanctuary of Wedgewood Baptist that Sunday to hear the morning message. Wedgewood left the Southern Baptist Convention a few years ago because of the SBC's stand on homosexuality, among other things. ...

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Love homosexuals as Jesus would, ex gays urge at conference

Baptist Press/Dec 2005/By Janna Barber LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BP) ‑Chad Thompson began by telling his story. I remember sitting on my bed when I was in the fourth grade. I hadn’t even hit puberty yet, but I knew I was different, said Thompson, author of ALoving Homosexuals as Jesus Would and a featured workshop speaker at the Disturbing Voices HIV/AIDS conference at Saddleback Church. The Nov. 29‑30 conference offered 16 different workshops, including with the same title as Thompson’s book. I knew that my feelings toward males were ...

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Brokeback Mountain Receives Top Criticism from Ex Gays

  The Christian Post/Dec 2005/By Tim Wilkins NEW YORK  Ex‑gay ministry leaders say there is a new movie on homosexuality that accurately portrays the gay lifestyle and all of its empty promises, but misleads people when suggesting that society's condemnation caused the men's tortured unhappiness. Brokeback Mountain is a movie that has some reality in it, says former homosexual, Alan Chambers. The reality is that gay life is not happy. The film is an accurate look at the homosexual life, says Chambers, but what's inaccurate is blaming that unhappiness ...

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Christian Opinions on Homosexuality

SBC Life/Feb 2000/By Tim Wilkins In 1999, Cross Ministry surveyed attendees at a missions conference sponsored by a church in Raleigh, N.C. The participants completed the survey in private and remained anonymous. All participants - forty-six males, fifty-one females - identified themselves as Christian. Male respondents ranged in age from twenty-four to sixty-eight with an average age of forty. Female respondents ranged in age from twenty-three to sixty-six with an average age of thirty-eight. Sixty-seven respondents were married, twenty-three had never been ...

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Baptists to provide homosexual protesters with water; Orlando officers plan arrests

Baptist Press/June 2000/By Todd Starnes ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)  Homosexual activists planning acts of civil disobedience during the Southern Baptist Convention's June 13 14 annual meeting will receive gifts of water compliments of the SBC's North American Mission Board. Shortly thereafter, the homosexual protesters will be placed under arrest and taken to jail for protesting without a permit, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Dept. told the Orlando Sentinel June 1. “We intend to give them time to make a brief statement, inform them the assembly is ...

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Are homosexual relationships any different from heterosexual ones?

LifeWay/April 2004/Written by Michael Foust NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) C A 15‑page majority opinion by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court November 18 avoided several issues that conservatives say should be confronted before the nation embraces same‑sex "marriage." They point to research showing that homosexual relationships B particularly those involving homosexual men B are short‑term and rarely monogamous. Such relationships, they say, lead to unhealthy behavior, which in turn produces a spread in sexually transmitted diseases. Just this year the ...

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Church often misses mark in seeking to help homosexuals

Preaching Magazine/Oct 2003/By Tim Wilkins Tim Wilkins was once involved in a homosexual lifestyle. Today he is a Christian and has a ministry to persons struggling with homosexuality. In his most recent newsletter, he writes: "Society in general and churches in particular mistakenly believe freedom from homosexuality is marrying, having 2.3 children and a dog in the back yard. A 2001 secular study on the possibility of change shows the depth of this ingrained 'doctrine'. Dr. Robert Spitzer, a Columbia University professor interviewed men and women who said ...

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