Exodus’ Local Ministry Aligns with Sally Kern

Timothy Kincaid

April 2nd, 2008

black.bmp Today over 1,000 people showed up to demonstrate their support for Sally Kern, the OK state legislator who got caught on tape claiming that “the homosexual agenda” was a greater threat to the nation than terrorism. In addition to the usual anti-gays, Kern’s homophobic rants received the support and endorsement of the local Exodus International affiliated ministry.

Stephen Black, executive director of First Stone Ministries in Oklahoma City, said he once was gay. His organization, he said, helps men and women overcome homosexuality.

“There is a political agenda and a cultural message about homosexuality (and) that it is destructive to our country,” he said.

Black was a speaker at the rally. While First Stone claims to “educate churches and Christians how they may respond biblically, compassionately, and knowledgeably to those impacted by homosexuality”, evidently they are more interested in portraying their neighbors as a bigger threat than terrorists and spreading lies about “livestyles” and gays “infiltrating” and “shorter lifespans”.

Ironically, First Stone gets its name from the scripture “Let him who is without sin cast the First Stone.” Considering that he showed up today to cast stones, Black must think himself sinless.

As for Kern, she’s convinced that she’s a martyr

Kern said a biblical verse came to her after her comments were posted last month on the Internet. The passage is Philippians 1:12, where the apostle Paul wrote, “I want you to know that what has happened to me has served to the advancement of the gospel.”

Exodus has of late been trying to claim that it seeks to reach out to same-sex attracted people, not demonize them. But associating Exodus’ Oklahoma City ministry with the blatant and vile homophobia of Sally Kern and her ragtag collection of haters does little to validate such claims.

See also:
Sally Kern Is a Little Confused
Sally Kern’s Economic Fallout
Sally Kern’s Meeting with PFLAG on Tape
Exodus’ Local Ministry Aligns with Sally Kern
Certified Cameronite: Sally Kern
Kern Speaks to College Republicans
Sally Kern: Out of Context? The Complete Transcript
We Be Jammin’
Muslims and Gays United
OK State Rep. Sally Kern’s Son is “Straight and Not Gay”
Sally Kern Exaggerates Death Threats
A Letter to Sally Kern
LaBarbera Award: Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern


April 2nd, 2008

how affectionate was the exodus support for Sally from “cured” former lesbians?


April 3rd, 2008

I’m glad Kern is proud of herself because I sincerely hope other anti-gay figures, especially politicians will start to speak up for their beliefs. They’re only as successful as they are because they’re politically correct enough to convince some people that reparative therapy and anti-gay legislation is “loving the sinner.” If they would actually say everything they think, decent people everywhere would kick them out of office, churches, and respect.


April 4th, 2008

Are you saying that Stephen was throwing stones? Help me understand what you mean?


April 4th, 2008

Oh, and I am a “cured” former lesbian.

Timothy Kincaid

April 4th, 2008


There are two basic approaches to homosexuality by those who find it sinful.

In one approach, a message of redemption is offered to those who also believe that their behavior is sin. Such an approach focuses on the lives of individuals and is not much interested in social structure and political power. Jesus embodied this approach to that which He considered sin. (There is Scriptural evidence that Jesus was not condemning of gay people, but that is for those who have ears to hear and that debate is not the subject of this thread)

The other approach is to punish the person who is homosexual. Often this is couched in terms of punishing behavior while loving individuals, but invariably behavior is irrelevant and the punishment it meted out to the homosexual person regardless of their behavior. Such punishment can include denial of employment, housing, and public services; barring from serving in the military (along with the various benefits that military persons receive); exclusion from hate crimes laws; exclusion from anti-discrimination laws; exclusion from any form of recognition of the lifepartner of their choice including immigration, insurance, medical decisions, inheritance and many many others.

Basically, you have a decision to show love or to show punishment (cast stones). Some claim to do both… but only seem to have stones in their hands.

Sally Kern is an extreme example of a stone caster. She was quick with lies and demonization. She actively engages in efforts to exclude gay people from simple public services (library books that include gay characters, for example). She claims that gay people seeking equality (the “homosexual agenda”) are a worse threat to our nation than islamacists seeking destruction (terrorism).

Kern is unquestionably a stone thrower.

Stephen Black came and spoke in favor of Kern’s extreme comments. He even added his own.

Yes, Laura, Stephen Black is casting stones.

Timothy Kincaid

April 4th, 2008


Oh, and I am a “cured” former lesbian.

I hope that this brings you much happiness.

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