Thursday, October 15, 2009

Austin Weekly News Features Story About "Ex-Gay"

The Austin Weekly News has featured an article titled "An "Ex-gay' Speaks Out" about Cornelius Williams a man who claims faith cured his homosexuality and now serves as a pastor.

The article gives credence to the misinformation put out by the so called 'ex-gay' movement, the man had few male role models, crossdressed and became sexually active at a young age, and was depressed by the short-term and unstable relationships he had.

Williams has become a fierce opponent of gay rights and maintains one cannot be a Christian and a homosexual.

Williams has the right to his opinion, but the Austin Weekly News a weekly newspaper in the Austin area of Chicago must present the story in a fair angle and discuss the psychological and scientific sham that is the 'ex-gay' movement. There is no mention that medical professionals view this sort of identity change and therapy to be pseudo-science and dangerous and that many Christian denominations do openly affirm gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender congregants.

Contact the Austin Weekly News:

Publisher
Dan Haley, dhaley@wjinc.com

VP/Operations Director
Andrew Johnston, ajohnston@wjinc.com

Managing Editor: Helen Karakoudas, helenk@wjinc.com

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2 comments:

Shawn Landis, Philadelphia Asexual Examiner said...

It looks like the reporter is using a standard newspaper trick. If you read the article, the parts you are concerned about are quotes of this man. The reporter may or may not agree with him.

Wouldn't it be more effective to take issue with the preacher profiled and what he is promoting?

libhom said...

I wonder if the article mentioned Exodus and the fact that their founders fell in love, left the ministry, and had a commitment ceremony.

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