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Student Senate Says No To Funding Mike Haley’s Speech

Timothy Kincaid

March 1st, 2008

haley.jpgMike Haley is the manager of community education/mobilization for Focus on the Family’s Community Impact Outreach division, aka political activist.

Haley has a testimony about how he was once a gay prostitute but now he’s a husband and a father. And though that endears him to some, those who know and like gay folk are less likely to want to listen to his gay-cure tale.

The student senate at Hastings College, a private liberal arts school in Nebraska affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), is one such group. The Campus Crusade sought to bring Haley on campus to speak and asked the senate for funding. The association emailed the student body and from the responses determined that about 70% did not want their student fees spent for that purpose. So the student group is denying funding.

Campus Crusade will now ask local churches to sponsor Mike Haley’s speech.

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Emproph
March 2nd, 2008 | LINK

$1200 bucks to find out that “[T]he opposite of homosexuality is not heterosexuality—it’s holiness.” And that freedom from homosexuality is: “A freedom that for some will include heterosexual desires.” (Emphasis in original)

Or they could just buy his book for about $12 bucks, read that part and be done with it. It’s on page 134. It would save time, money, and minds.

Suricou Raven
March 2nd, 2008 | LINK

The purpose of this isn’t to educate, its to legitimise – people will respect advice more of they have paid heavily for it, even if its really bad.

Example, http://www.designreality.co.uk/product/blog/?p=4

allan
March 2nd, 2008 | LINK

lol.
Good for them!

Victoria
March 14th, 2008 | LINK

I would like to update on this story since I live in Nebraska. Hayel will be speaking on May 31st the Campus Crusade raised the money through local churches.

There will be a speaker on April 2 that tells a different story of how these ministries and ideas are harmful. The speaker is myself.

truth comes out
April 2nd, 2008 | LINK

FYI: The Campus Crusade group found funding for the event and he spoke there on this last Monday. It turned into the largest event held at the college in years. Mike gave a message of hope and tolerance. He really did a lot to bridge the gap between the Christian and Homosexual communities. About half in attendence were there in support of GLBT causes and groups and they walked away in awe of the message that Mike gave.

Patrick
April 2nd, 2008 | LINK

$1200 bucks to find out that “[T]he opposite of homosexuality is not heterosexuality—it’s holiness.” And that freedom from homosexuality is: “A freedom that for some will include heterosexual desires.” (Emphasis in original)

What I love about this line of his (opposite of homosexuality is holiness – aka purity) is that he is arguing homosexuality is a purity violation – that, of course, is consistent with what many pro-gay theologians say is at the heart of the Old Testament condemnation. It’s important because we are no longer under the purity code.

Emily K
April 2nd, 2008 | LINK

“about half in attendence were there in support of GLBT causes and groups and they walked away in awe of the message that Mike gave.”

More likely they walked away in sadness and stunned silence. The message that they are devalued as a human being because of the way they love another human being is depressing and, when you get right down to it, evil and hateful – the OPPOSITE of love.

“truth comes out” – lolz, nice alias…

Jason D
April 3rd, 2008 | LINK

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truth comes out
April 3rd, 2008 | LINK

Emily K…Were you there? Did you hear his message? His said numerous times that we need to be more tolerant of each other, people should be free to live their lives however they choose, we need to have mutual respect for each other, and finally people should be given choices on how they can live their lives. How is that devalue them as human beings? Maybe you shouldn’t make assumptions about his message when you weren’t there.

Timothy Kincaid
April 4th, 2008 | LINK

truth comes out,

I wasn’t there, but it appears that you were. Can you please clarify for me?

When he spoke about people being free to live their lives, did he also mean the freedom to marry the person they love? Or did he speak out about protecting marriage?

Did he mention any other social issues such as the ban in the military, hate crimes laws, anti-discrimination laws, or other civil legislation? Did he talk about removing “the homosexual agenda” from schools?

Did Haley imply that “change” can be achieved in orientation? Did he misquote Jones and Yarhouse? Did he talk about “tens (or hundreds) of thousands” who had “walked away from homosexuality”? Or did he explain that efforts to change orientaion are very rarely successful and then never complete?

If Haley came to find common ground or build bridges, then his words are most welcome.

But if Haley came to stir up political activism against a minority population or to offer false hope, then I’m sure you can understand how I would find him objectionable.

Jon
September 8th, 2008 | LINK

People listening to unlearned nonsense like Haley’s should start reading. Read widely. Start with the pre-Socratics and don’t stop until you get through at least Kant. Try Foucault and understand changes in the medical field, particularly in psychology, during the last one hundred years. If you’re straight, overcome your irrational fear of homosexuality; if you’re gay, embrace that component of yourself. You’re entitled to have the full range of human experiences assumed by your straight counterparts. Shut out anyone who tries to convince you otherwise.

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